Turkish President Abdullah Gul received on Tuesday a delegation of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Ankara.
The closed door meeting lasted for nearly one and a half hours.
Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz also attended the meeting.
Following the meeting, Yildiz told the AA that they had a very important meeting with CERN Director Sergio Bertolucci and his delegation.
Turkey attached a great importance to scientific researches and there has been a remarkable increase in funds allocated for such researches in Turkey, he said.
CERN is run by 20 European Member States, but many non-European countries are also involved in different ways. Scientists come from around the world to use CERN's facilities.
The current Member States are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, the Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
CERN's main function is to provide the particle accelerators and other infrastructure needed for high-energy physics research. Numerous experiments have been constructed at CERN by international collaborations to make use of them.
AAGüncelleme Tarihi: 14 Temmuz 2010, 09:40