MTA International Relations

International Relations Unit


  • To prepare institution opinions, annotations and country reports on earth sciences and mining.
  • To provide participation to international meetings on behalf of our General Directorate.     
  • To evaluate training program requests from foreign countries, organize and report training programs confirmed by General Directorate. 
  • To make cooperation with international institutions, which are equivalent with MTA, with the aim of conducting joint research and exploration activities on the subjects related with earth sciences and mining that are mutually agreed by the Parties. 
  • To prepare Memoranda of Understanding on behalf of our General Directorate and submit them to our Ministry for approval.
  • To provide assistance for technical departments for preparing and conducting international projects on behalf of the General Directorate.  
  • To conduct communication and coordination activities among the international organizations on the subjects regarding the General Directorate’s areas of responsibility.  
  • To provide coordination and protocol services for formal visit programs made by foreign delegations to our country and by MTA personnel to foreign countries.

European Union Unit


  • To arrange the legislations regarding MTA’s responsibilities during the harmonization process of Turkish Legislation with EU Legislation.
  • To prepare the institute opinion regarding the permission requests made for domestic or foreign researches.
  • To provide participation from our institution to the courses and training programs organized by ATAUM, TÜBİTAK, etc. within the framework of EU harmonization studies.
  • To sustain the coordination between our General Directorate and European Union Programs (IPA-Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance projects, 7th Framework Program, Leonardo da Vinci Program).  
  • To make official organizations related with EU in which MTA takes place.