Mine Action Seminar will be Held in Ankara

5-6 February 2015, Rixos Grand Ankara Hotel Ankara, Turkey

Issue 56 - November 2014

The Mine Action Seminar will allow you to hear in-depth presentations from a range of high profile and influential speakers, authorities about Mine Action in Turkey covering Current Status, Legislation, Mine Clearance Projects (Eastern Border, Syrian Border) and Explosive Ordnance Clearance Projects. You will have an opportunity to meet your future friends, partners and customers especially from Turkey, to make connections and gain a comprehensive impression of the region. Turkey invests heavily in demining with international support from groups such as UN, EC and NATO. 

Turkey acceded to the Ottawa Convention in 2003, and the Convention entered into force for Turkey on 1 March 2004. Turkey undertook to destroy or ensure the destruction of all anti-personnel mines in these areas as soon as possible but not later than 1 March 2014. On 28 March 2013 Turkey submitted a request to extend its mine clearance deadline. The request was granted and a new deadline was set for 1 March 2022.