Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey TUBITAK-19 Platform Covidien said with almost a science mobilization that began, "This is our platform for the 436 researchers are conducting 17 projects focused on drug and vaccine development. Currently, our three innovative vaccine candidates are on the verge of starting phase studies. According to the data of the World Health Organization, we are the third country that carries out the most vaccine projects on Covid-19, after America and China. As a country that designs, develops and produces its own vaccine, we will become a leading player in the international arena in this area that has been neglected for many years. " said.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, held at the Presidential Complex "Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) and Turkey Academy of Sciences (TUBA) 2020 Science Awards Ceremony" joined. President Erdoğan, who started his speech by greeting all the participants, stated that they expressed their appreciation to 18 scientists at TÜBİTAK awards and 43 scientists at TÜBA awards. Congratulating the scientists who were awarded in 2020 for their devoted work in science and technology, Erdoğan said that he believes that the success of these scientists will encourage other scientists.
SCIENCE AND IRFAN
Grateful for the contributions made by scientists in Turkey Erdogan, "Turkey in the last 18 years have revealed success owes something to come out with the knowledge and wisdom of civilization. The most important architects of this success are parents who care about the education and training of their children and scientists who create added value for the nation and humanity by spending the day and night. Turkey's presence in the world of science, each new study reveals that first the ancient next to it expresses the power of our civilization. We are trying to do our part as well as every scientist who continues to explore, research and produce. " He spoke in the form.
Expressing that they show scientists as role models to children, Erdoğan stated that they are preparing children for the future in becoming scientists and entrepreneurs with the research project competitions they organize, national and international science Olympics.
Emphasizing that they included 1500 undergraduate students in R&D and innovation processes with the New Intern Researcher Program, Erdoğan stated that they have trained 1162 doctoral students so far with the TÜBİTAK Industry Doctorate Program. Saying that TÜBA's awards for young scientists are also very important, Erdogan said, "Awarding gifted young scientists will open the door to future groundbreaking studies." said.
The world's coronavirus outbreak in a period where grapple with Turkish scientific developments they have people getting in the field of healthcare that Erdogan carefully they followed, "the epidemic have yet to our country began an almost scientific mobilization by TUBITAK Covidien-19 Turkey Platform we established without relying on the border. Our 436 researchers on these platforms are conducting 17 projects focused on vaccine and drug development. " gave the information.
Pointing out that three innovative vaccine candidates are currently on the eve of starting phase studies, Erdoğan said, “The work of our teachers has the potential to become the third vaccine candidate in the world in their own categories. With a vaccine that has the potential to be more effective than the current inactive vaccines, the studies of a second generation vaccine are also continuing rapidly. We mobilized our private sector organizations for the domestic and national production of innovative vaccine candidates. Our companies, which have received production approval, have been included in the production processes of our innovative domestic vaccines. According to the data of the World Health Organization, we are the third country that carries out the most vaccine projects on Kovid-19, after America and China. Our investments in this field are not limited to the epidemic period. Hopefully, as a country that designs, develops and produces its own vaccine, we will become a leading player in the international arena in this area that has been neglected for many years. " he spoke.
WORLD SCIENCE FORUM
Pointing out that the greatness of the civilization geography is its most important power, President Erdoğan emphasized that in order to utilize this power, the potential at hand must be made available. Turkey's Erdogan explained that in 2025, candidate to host the World Science Forum, "on the other hand Turkey is also our goal to become a center of attraction for scientists all over the world as well as our own citizens." used the expression.
"WE WILL RECEIVE 100 RESEARCHERS TO OUR COUNTRY"
Especially from 21 different countries through the International Leading Researchers Program, 127 senior Erdogan, indicating that the move researcher's work in Turkey, "the best of a new call for more open space in this year we bring to our country at least 100 researchers. I sincerely believe that the synergy and potential we have will lead us to our goals as soon as possible. " He spoke in the form.
"LEADED BY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY"
Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank, the time experienced in regional instability and influence in recent years the global epidemic, technological independence, how essential is underlining that revealed once again, "Epidemic process in Turkey, science and the leadership of the technology gave the best examples of being able to self-sufficiency. Turkish engineers produced respirators, which the whole world pursued, in a record time. Our scientists have been devotedly mobilized to bring domestic vaccine and drug studies to a conclusion. Collaboration offers are coming to our researchers from all over the world. " said.
Pointing out that many Turkish initiatives in the field of technology have achieved significant global successes, Varank said, “Behind this picture are the investments made in science and technology in the last 19 years. Many opportunities are at the disposal of science and scientists, from technology development areas to university infrastructures, from R&D and design centers to effective incentive and support mechanisms. he spoke.
"WE WILL CONTRIBUTE WITH SCIENTIFIC STUDIES"
TÜBA President Prof. Dr. Muzaffer Şeker pointed out that science is used as a tool of reckoning and ruthless competition between countries and said, “The efforts to increase our national and domestic production capacity, which our country has been trying to implement recently, and special incentives made in strategic areas are important investments for the independence of our future generations. As TÜBA, we strive to contribute to our national independence with scientific studies, for a healthier and safer society that will increase the peace and welfare of humanity, increase our country's international competitive power. " he spoke.
"WE WILL CONTINUE TO BE A SOLUTION PARTNER"
TÜBİTAK President Prof. Dr. Hasan Mandal, the European Commission's 2020 Report on Turkey, Turkey's science and research chapter of the transfer indicated that the preparation is very advanced Mandala, "Now we have come to a country that is not follow up with the technology. As it has been for 57 years, we will continue to be the most important and reliable solution partner for scientists, universities, students, young people, researchers and the private sector in the coming years. " found the assessment.
Following his speech to President Erdoğan, a gift was presented by Minister Varank on behalf of TÜBİTAK and TÜBA.
Varank Ministers, Turkey's first national microprocessor "Gravel" with the tuba was a Turkish Islamic Science and Cultural Heritage Project, published in 2020, 5 piece Erdogan.
President Erdogan gave the awards to the scientists who were later awarded and had a souvenir photo taken with them.
During the presentation, Assoc. Dr. Burcu Özsoy presented Erdogan with a stone he brought from Antarctica.
The ceremony was attended by Parliament Speaker Mustafa Şentop, Vice President Fuat Oktay, Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar, President of YÖK Prof. Dr. Yekta Saraç and Presidency Defense Industry President İsmail Demir also attended.