Muslim world: Science, Environment, Standardization.

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    Will be a collection-thread around developments of the OIC (Organization of Islamic Conference).
    First some statistics:

    UK's national Royal Institute:
    Number of papers published in scientific journals from 57 member OIC and selected countries share of total in time range 2004 - 2008.

    33,1 % - Turkey
    15,7 % - Iran
    7,4 % - Egypt
    4,4 % - Pakistan
    3,6 % - S.Arabia
    1,4 % - Indonesia

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    http://royalsociety.org/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=4294971248
     
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    Science Metric analyzes scientific output in 2 time frames, each 15 years.
    It calculates the output growth for the 2nd time frame, where 1st time fram is the index.
    From that is derived the GI (Growth Index).
    The scientific output of the Middle East grows nearly 4 times faster then the average world.

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    In case of Iran, the GI (Growth Index) is attributed to science in nuclear field.
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    In case of Turkey:
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    http://www.science-metrix.com/30years-Paper.pdf
     
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    Turkey is the only Muslim country in Top-10 donors, that give Development Assistance into Higher Education of other countries.

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    Funding for higher education: Facts and figures - SciDev.Net

    or table version

    Top-10 ---- Million $
    France --- 1361.17
    Germany --- 1054.66
    Japan --- 338.48
    Netherlands --- 279.92
    European Commission --- 241.71
    Turkey ---- 150.07
    Austria ---- 129.46
    Belgium --- 115.43
    United States --- 87.38
    Korea --- 81.67
     
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    In 34 schools, Turkey teaches every day 50,000 Afghani children in Afghanistan.
    Turkey will build and operate another 35 schools and hospitals in Afghanistan.
    I do not know how many of them will be schools and how many hospitals.
    But capacities will be significantly increased to get them Afghani kids an education.

    German State Radio, Deutsche Welle
    Every day some 900 Afghans are coming to Turkish built hospitals. Each treatment is free. In the last eight years some 800,000 Afghans could be helped medically. And in 34 Turkish schools more than 50,000 Afghan children learn reading and writing. Many of them learn Turkish.
    But that should not be all.
    Turkey wants to build another 35 more clinics and schools.
    However the country also pursues economic interests in Afghanistan. Latest infrastructure project is a railway line from Pakistan via Afghanistan and Iran to Turkey.

    Türkische "Soft-Power" für Afghanistan | Europa | Deutsche Welle | 20.07.2010

    The article is titled: Turkish soft-power for Afghanistan.
     
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    I quote this post, because the statistics were from UK's Royal Society.
    The Royal Society will publish in mid-2011 an extensive report on Science in Muslim world.
    The whole report is prepared in 3 years.

    Titled:
    Atlas of the Islamic World Science & Innovation

    The Royal Society is jointly managing this project with the Turkish OIC agency, SESRIC.
    Turkey is also chair of 57 member OIC.
    So, in mid-2011 we will have an Atlas on contemporary Science in Muslim world prepared by UK and Turkey.

    Source:
    Royal Society Publishing Science in Turkey
     
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    Within 8 years, Turkey has managed to multiply Development assistance by 10.

    Stats come from stats.oecd.org

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    This is only Development Assistance by Turkish State.
    If Development Assistance by civil society and economy is included, Turkey gives 3 Billion $ in Development Assistance. So says the head of Turkish Development Agency.
    According to him, Turkey is 3rd biggest donor in Development Assistance within 5 immediate neighbours.
    In Iran and Syria, Turkey is ranked 7th biggest donor.
    HABER: 136 Ülkeye 'El' Uzattýk, 3 Milyar Dolar Kalkýnma Yardýmý Verdik haberi

    That Turkish economy is engaged in philantropic activities abroad is also acknowledged by German Marshall Fund, which was founded as a thank you by Germany to USA for post-WW2 aid. The fund is engaged in bettering transatlantic issues.


    In its treport titled: "How Turkey discovers her South Caucasus Neighbourhood", the fund says:

    http://www.gmfus.org/galleries/ct_p...discovers_her_South_Caucasus_Neighborhood.pdf
     
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    Scanned article from respected economical magazine PLATIN.

    In June, the Defence Ministry presented in name of Defence Procurement Agency its investment plan to the Government Cabinett.
    Between 2011-2021, 600 Billion $ will be invested into hi-technology production capabilities mainly in defence sector.

    Pictures hosted on the servers of Turkish Research Council
    Important one is 5th link, you will immediately see in big font 600 Billion $ and word technology


    http://wwweski.tubitak.gov.tr/basinci/dosya/31_6_2010/61122.jpg
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    In this usmb.com thread, you will see, that Turkey is 8th country to produce carbon-fibre domestically.
    It is used in domestical F-35 engine factory and general F-35 production facilities in Turkey.
    Turkey as Consortium partner of F-35 programme will produce 100% of F-35 domestically.
    http://www.usmessageboard.com/military/128578-aerial-industries-prosper-with-f-35-a.html
     
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    Yea, but what are they teaching? It's ILLEGAL to teach evolution in Turkey. Their science can't be much.
     
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    @rdean

    Your information is incorrect. We can discuss this issue via PM if you like.

    @thread
    If you wonder, where all money comes from you can read economical thread about Turkey on usmb.com.
    Turkey witnesses in new millenium an economical miracle like post-WW2 Germany.
    All projections say it will continue to stay so, with Turkey being 2nd fastest growing economy in world by 2017 of the major economies. Leaving India behind in growth.
    http://www.usmessageboard.com/the-middle-east-general/113806-weak-man-of-west-asia.html

    That projections have already been invalidated due to the world-crises.
    Turkey is today already 2nd fastest grwoing economy after China in G-20 group:


    Financial Times:
    Turkey: the record-breaker
    The Istanbul stock market today hit a new record high
    (...)
    12 per cent increase in gross domestic product in the first quarter, the world’s highest among larger economies except for China.
    (...)
    Turkish bank profits rose 14 per cent in the first five months of 2010
    (...)
    Turkey (...) has not been lionised like China, Brazil and India, but it is not far behind .
    By European standards its prospects look stellar.

    Financial Times
    Turkey: the record-breaker | beyondbrics | FT.com
     
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    European Commission's Directorate of General Enterprise and Industry published report on Turkey's science progress (EU started membership talks with Turkey in 2005):
    Report is for 2009, and more detailed about what quantitatve aims were set and how they will be achieved.
    Innovation and Innovation Policy in Turkey | PRO INNO Europe®


    I think it is working:

    Turkey tops Europe in rate of new scientists
    The country increased its number of researchers 107 percent over the last eight years
    Turkey tops Europe in rate of new scientists - Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review
     

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