Turkey to form space agency this year – minister

Turkey’s space agency will be founded this year, the nation’s industry and technology minister said on Tuesday, citing the country’s 100-day action plan. “Work to form the Turkish space agency will be completed as soon as possible,” Mustafa Varank said. The agency will set up a system that ensures coordination in the aerospace sector while protecting Turkey’s national interests, Anadolu reported. “Priority targets of the agency are to guide and coordinate the Turkish space sector, and manage international relations [concerning space] through a single desk,” according to Varank.