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The Turkish Institute for Scientific and Technological Research ( Turkish : Türkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Araştırma Kurumu ) based in Ankara, abbreviated to TÜBİTAK , is the most important institution for the organization of research and development in Turkey.

The aim of the institute, founded in 1963 by President Cemal Gürsel , is the development, promotion, management and coordination of research and development work in the field of fundamental and applied sciences. The administratively and financially autonomous institution with its seat in Ankara advises the government on the definition of science and technology policy and partly finances research and development work at universities as well as in the public and private sectors. TÜBİTAK also takes on the secretarial services of the "High Council for Science and Technology" ( Turkish : Bilim ve Teknoloji Yüksek Kurulu , BTYK for short), which determines the Turkish research policy and which consists of the responsible ministers and representatives of the institutions concerned and is headed by the Prime Minister .

TÜBITAK publishes information services, scientific publications and the popular scientific journal Bilim ve Teknik . TÜBITAK also awards grants and prizes and organizes the Turkish Science Olympiads ( Ulusal Bilim Olimpiyatları ) every year .

At the end of July / beginning of August 2016, TÜBİTAK offices across the country were searched by the police and 167 employees were dismissed. They are accused of being close to the Gülen movement .

Affiliated research institutes

  • Marmara Research Center ( Marmara Araştırma Merkezi , MAM) (1972) - Gebze
  • Bursa Test and Analysis Laboratory ( Bursa Test ve Analiz Laboratuvarı , BUTAL) - Bursa
  • Çukurova Advanced Agricultural Technologies R&D Institute ( Çukurova İleri Tarım Teknolojileri Araştırma Enstitüsü , ÇİTTAGE) - Adana
  • Institute for Research and Development in the Defense Industry ( Savunma Sanayii Araştırma ve Geliştirme Enstitüsü , SAGE) - Ankara
  • Institute for Industrial Management ( Türkiye Sanayi Sevk ve İdare Enstitüsü , TÜSSİDE) - Gebze
  • Incubation Center TEKSEB and Teknopark - Gebze
  • Basic Sciences Research Institute ( Temel Bilimler Araştırma Enstitüsü , TBAE) - İstanbul
  • Turkish National Research Institute of Electronics and Cryptology ( Ulusal Elektronik ve Kriptoloji Araştırma Enstitüsü , UEKAE) - Gebze, Ankara (developed the free Linux distribution Pardus )
  • National Standardization Institute ( Ulusal Metroloji Enstitüsü , UME) - Gebze
  • UZAY Space Technologies Research Institute ( Uzay Teknolojileri Araştırma Enstitüsü , UZAY) - Ankara
  • National Observatory TÜBITAK ( TÜBİTAK Ulusal Gözlemevi , TUG)
  • Medical Research and Development Institute "Refik Saydam"
  • Mineralogical Research and Prospecting Institute (MTA)
  • Institute for Information Technologies and Electronic Research (BILTEN) - Ankara
  • Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Research Institute (GMBAE / RIGEB), integrated into MAM since 2006

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Coordinates: 39 ° 54 '17.2 "  N , 32 ° 51' 32.3"  E