Experts for tapping Pak, Turkey education expertise

STAFF REPORT ISB: An exclusive discussion on "Higher Education and Current Trends in Turkey" has recently been held by the Rumi Forum, an international intercultural and peaceful coexistence organization, at its Islamabad Center. M. Ahsan Raja, Secretary Education and Training, was the chief guest. Prof. Dr. Serif Ali Tekalan, Rector, Fatih University (Istanbul), delivered the speech. Highlighting the increasing availability of state and private higher education scholarships such as

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Turkey offers voting technology to detect frauds

STAFF REPORT ISB: Turkey has offered Pakistan its latest electronic voting technology to minimize the chances of electoral rigging – a simmering issue that has sparked widespread protests in the country for alleged electoral fraud in last year’s general elections.
Turkey’s state-controlled military software company, Havelsan, made the offer at an ongoing International Defense Exhibition "Ideas 2014" in Karachi, said a company spokesman.
A total of 333 companies from 68

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Turkey to extend help in producing quality seeds

STAFF REPORT FBD: Turkey will help Pakistan in producing quality seeds and the agriculture scientists of both countries will get benefits from the research of each other in this connection.

"Farmers are facing lack of availability of certified seeds which is leaving a negative impact on the overall production graph," said a spokesman of the Agriculture Department while talking to media.

He said that non-certified seed was causing decrease in the per acre yield and added that

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Turkey joins COMSATS as 22nd member state

STAFF REPORT IBD: The Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) has enhanced its membership when Turkey has recently become its 22nd member state.The membership of Turkey  to COMSATS was formalized at a signing ceremony held in Islamabad last week. M. Babür Hizlan, Ambassador of Turkey to Pakistan, and Dr. I.E. Qureshi, Executive Director COMSATS, signed the accession agreement on behalf of their sides respectively.Turkey has been associated with

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