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    You maybe know what a "foresight programme" is. If not:
    Foresight (futures studies) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The Turkish state's "foresight program", dubbed Vizyon2023 (2023 = 100th anniversary of Republic)
    is accessible from the Turkish Research Council:
    TÜB?TAK - BTY Politikalar? - Vizyon 2023 - V?ZYON 2023
    It is a shitload of pdf's, to read in days and unfrtunately Turkish.
    But i will post selectively some parts.

    The above table is the research budget and year table for space research (procurement costs of solutions is not budgeted to Research Council, but the end-user) .
    Total research budget = 2,653 Billion $.

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    Under the table it says, that in 2016 the programm will go into revision and the 2016-2020 costs are only estimated and yet not budgeted for that period.

    Project code 01-01: Development of launch roket (145 Million $)
    Project code 01-02: Development of space shuttle for manned launches (1 Billion $)
    Project code 01-03: Satellite capabilities (400 Million $)
    Project code 01-04: Space center (1,1 Billion $)
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    Roadmap of SSM (military procurement authority)

    2011: launch of Göktürk 1 + 2 spy satellites. (military)
    2012: launch of 1st Synthetic Aperture Radar Block-1 (military), and Turksat 4A commercial
    2014: launch of Türksat 5A (military communication)
    2016: launch of Göktürk 3 (military)
    2016: launch of Ikaz/Ihbar satellite, infrared ballistic missile launch warn-system (military)
    2017: launch of Synthetic Aperture radar Block-2 (military)

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    2010: Begin of Astronaut Education and low-cost launch rocket experiments.
    2011: solar system and planetary observation, magnetic field research
    2013: scanning comets
    2014: space-shuttle launch

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    Turkey has already started investigating the Houston base in the US and the Baikonur base in Kazakhstan, leading to cooperation with both the US and Russia in this project.
    Turkey’s plan of action for 2010 within the National Outer Space Program is also ready.
    Turkey, aiming to start astronaut education programs in 2010, is also planning to begin the national launch system and low-cost rocket production experiments during the same year. Turkey is expected to send six astronauts into space in the first leg of the project. Plans for 2011 include solar system and planetary investigations; magnetic field research and establishing a space base; by 2013 the project will develop the ability to scan comets. Finally a space shuttle built in Turkey will be launched in 2014.
    Eomag!: Turkey and Ukraine sign treaty for space cooperation
     
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    In the civilian space activities we will cooperate more with Russia rather then USA or EU.
    Turkey has now bigger trade-volume with Russia, then USA or UK have with Russia.
    Watch "Russia Today" Video about the subject.

    VIDEO: Russia-Turkey: $100-bln friendship sealed with oil, gas and nuclear power - RT Top Stories

    The Turkish Research Council has already signed various cooperation agreements with Russia's Space Agency, ROSCOSMOS.
    In this regard:
    ROSCOSMOS: ÔÅÄÅÐÀËÜÍÎÅ ÊÎÑÌÈ×ÅÑÊÎÅ ÀÃÅÍÒÑÒÂÎ (ÐÎÑÊÎÑÌÎÑ) | Íîâîñòè Ðîñêîñìîñà
    ROSCOSMOS: ÔÅÄÅÐÀËÜÍÎÅ ÊÎÑÌÈ×ÅÑÊÎÅ ÀÃÅÍÒÑÒÂÎ (ÐÎÑÊÎÑÌÎÑ) | Íîâîñòè Ðîñêîñìîñà
    ROSCOSMOS: ÔÅÄÅÐÀËÜÍÎÅ ÊÎÑÌÈ×ÅÑÊÎÅ ÀÃÅÍÒÑÒÂÎ (ÐÎÑÊÎÑÌÎÑ) | Íîâîñòè Ðîñêîñìîñà

    sorry for cyrilian in the Link-descriptions, but the articles are in English.

    Premium content | Economist.com

    But it gets better: Both Russia and Turkey have agreed to raise trade-volume to 100 Billion $ a year, and dump the Dollar in transactions.
    Turkey & Russia: Old Rivals, Strategic Partners

    Economic dynamics always are front-runners for deeper political cooperation.
    So, how will be the increase in bilateral trade to 100 Billion $ a year be achieved?
    Through standardization of railways, ferries, customs etc.
    At the heart of the project lies the joint to-be-built "Logistics center" in Russian province Krasnodar.

    Turkey looking to become logistics leader in Black Sea basin - Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review

    Above is example of "walk the walk" and the following maybe an example of "talk the talk":
    Trade can increase threefold, says US envoy - Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review
    So, let's wait and see.
     
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    By spring I'll be able to visit Russia without Visa.
    When I want to visit USA you want my biometrics and my bank accounts.
    But leave that aside...
    Something more interesting comes from the Official Russian Army newspaper, Krasnaya Zvezda:
    Via Jamestown Foundation, THE source for everything Caucasus.
    PDF-LINK:The Georgia Crisis and Russia-Turkey Relations - The Jamestown Foundation

    _______________________________________________________________
    Symptomatically, the notion of Russo-Turkish rapprochement appears to have a particular appeal for the Russian military. Writing in the Krasnaya Zvezda, the Russian army newspaper, the security analyst Vadim Timokhin asserts that the stereotypes of
    Turkey as a “second-rate” country, America’s loyal ally in the Middle East, NATO’s outpost in the Caucasus, etc., are somewhat misleading if not plain wrong. The Caucasus
    crisis and Ankara’s reaction to it, the analyst argues, warrant a thorough rethinking of Turkey’s strategic posture. 55 The commentary enthuses about the prospects for a Russian-Turkish alliance. The shifts in Turkey’s foreign policy orientation and its massive trade ties with Russia “provide an opportunity for finally drawing a line under the epoch of confrontation in the history of our relations,” Timokhin suggests. “A rapprochement between Moscow and Ankara gives a chance to turn the Transcaucasus into a zone of stability and cooperation while neutralizing the efforts of the ‘third parties’ aimed at maintaining geopolitical instability in the region.”

    “Our relations with the Russian Federation have actually gone beyond the special,”
    Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan told reporters at the Victory Day reception in Ankara. 82
    For his part, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev highly praised the Russian-Turkish
    “multifaceted partnership.”
    _______________________________________________________________
     
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    I wonder when the first base on Moon will finally appear. It was announced long ago, but there is still no movement toward that direction.
     
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    I guess the dollar will be reaching parity with the iraqi dinar before I expected.
     
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    yeah i herd that too.
     

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