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Turkey Hosted INIR Mission

An Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) mission, invited by the Government of Turkey, has been hosted  in Ankara. The two-week mission reviewed Turkey's progress in developing a national infrastructure for the country's new nuclear power programme.

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Turkey signs a Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2013-2017


Zafer Alper, President of the Turkish Atomic Energy Authority and Kwaku Aning, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation (TC), signed Turkey’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2013-2017 on 17 September 2013. A Country Programme Framework is the frame of reference for the medium-term planning of technical cooperation between a Member State and the IAEA and identifies priority areas where the transfer of nuclear technology and technical cooperation resources will be directed to support national development goals.

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Turkish Atomic Energy Authority

In 1956, General Secreteriat of Atomic Energy Commission was established in Ankara by the law numbered 6821, as an organization affiliated to the Prime Ministry. In 1982, the Commission was restructured as Turkish Atomic Energy Authority affiliated to the Prime Ministry by the law numbered 2690.

In 1956, 760.000 TL (~ 270.000 $) was allocated from the state budget for establishment of a research reactor and to pay for its first charges. For that purpose, the land by the Küçükçekmece Lake in İstanbul was expropriated. In 1957, “American Machine and Foundry (AMF)”  was  chosen among the five firms submitted bid for construction of the TR-1 Research Reactor for experimental purposes in nuclear science. The project was on a turnkey basis. TR-1 Research reactor was constructed between years 1959-1962 on the land. On the 6th of January, 1962 the reactor reached first criticality and started operation on 27th of May, 1962. The facility and its environment was named Çekmece Nuclear Research and Training Center (ÇNAEM). Construction of reactor building was finished in November, 1960 and the laboratories and workshop construction was finished in April 1961. The first staff  of ÇNAEM was appointed in July, 1961.

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Proton Accelerator Facility

Strategically the most important goal of TAEK is to enhance the use of products of nuclear technology by acquiring it for the utmost benefits of Turkey. One of the objectives of TAEK in reaching this goal is to establish the required nuclear technology infrastructure in Turkey in parallel with the national priorities.  
The accelerator technology is one of the significant generic technologies, which entered to the service of humankind in 20th century. Being a generic technology, accelerators have a leading role in various fields of science and technology. Today accelerators play a central role in scientific studies ranging from biology to health, from materials science to metallurgy, from fundamental particles to universe. In countries advanced in science and technology, there are about 15,000 accelerators with different technological specifications serving for different purposes.

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Test for 1.2 mA Proton Beam Current Completed at TAEK-PAF

The proton beam current of 1.2 mA was achieved for the first time on January 23rd, 2012 during commissioning tests performed at the TAEK Proton Accelerator Facility (PAF). The beam produced was transmitted to the R&D beam line for one hour and the beam was stable throughout the test period.

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First FDG Produced at TAEK-PAF

PET irradiation vault

As reported earlier, the first fluorine-18 radioisotope production has been made on October 13th, 2011 during tests at the TAEK Proton Accelerator Facility (PAF) in Sarayköy Nuclear Research and Training Center. This time, tests for two Synthera modules for production of Floro-Deoksi-Glikoz (FDG) were successfully completed in December 20-21, 2011 and FDG was produced for the first time at PAF. Information for tests is presented in the table given below.

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