MTA - TIKA Joint Project

Creating Cooperation Opportunities by Evaluating Geological Researches and Mineral Resources of Developing Countries in Caucasus and Central Asian Turkish Republics   

General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration has an aim to share its experiences on earth sciences and mining, and experiences gained through training programs that lasted for years with the earth scientists in Central Asian Countries and Turkish Republics and realizing joint projects with them. With this purpose, MTA had various negotiations with Prime Ministry Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) and so as to realize projects, programs and activities for Developing Countries in Caucasus and Central Asian Turkish Republics, a cooperation protocol was signed on 2nd July 2007 and negotiations with these countries were started. In consideration of these negotiations, project visits were made by MTA to Tashkent, capital of Uzbekistan; Ashgabat, capital of Turkmenistan; and Baku, capital of Azerbaijan. In these countries, the organizations and institutions related with earth sciences were visited, opportunities for cooperation were sought and first attempts for cooperation were made. In the last level reached so far, goodwill protocols have been signed.

Training for Niger

A training program for 10 participants coming from the related institutions of Republic of Niger Ministry of Mining on mineral exploration and legislative regulations was jointly organized by General Directorate of MTA, General Directorate of Mining Affairs and Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) between the dates 01-12 June 2015. The first part of the training (1 week) was carried out by MTA and lectures on “Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems”, “Exploration for Mineral Resources”, “Geophysical Methods in Mineral Exploration” and “Hydrogeology Concepts and Implementations” were given. Also, within the framework of the program, the participants had a chance to visit the laboratories of MTA. 

The program was financed by Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA).