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The main targets anticipated to be reached at the end of a 10 year period were listed under the title of "Turkish Science and Technology Policy 1993-2003" at the meeting on 3 February 1993 of the Supreme Board of Science and Technology, which is the policy determination organ at the highest level for science and technology in Turkey.

According to this the following are envisaged: to increase the number of full time equivalent researchers that are now seven per capita for the economically active population to 15 per capita, to increase research and development expenditure from 0.33 percent to 1 percent, to increase the rank of Turkey from 40th place to 30th place in the world list from the aspect of the contributions to universal science, and to increase the share of the private sector in the total research and development activities from 18 percent to 30 percent.

The science and technology policy that was determined with the decisions made at the Supreme Board meeting has been developed and made more concrete with the "Project for the Significant Advancement of Science and Technology" within the scope of the Basic Structural Change Projects envisaged to be taken up with priority by the Supreme Planning Board in the Seventh Five Year Development Plan Period.

The Project for the Significant Advancement of Science and Technology shows the course for transforming Turkey into a country which can produce science and technology and which can transform the skills gained from the science and technology produced into economic and social benefits.

Some of the areas of significant advancement proposed in the project have been determined as follows: to establish the National Information Network that will bring Turkey to the information society of the future and the Telematic Services Network which will be served on this network, to adopt the Flexible Production and Flexible Automation technologies for industries in Turkey which become the undisputed condition of gaining competitive superiority in the international arena, to follow an industrial investment and development strategy based on the drive for the selection of area and products in the Space and Aeronautics Industries and the Defense Industry, to increase research and development activities in genetic engineering and biotechnology and ventures like the Southeastern Anatolia Project (GAP) and other projects, and to focus on environmentally friendly technologies, technologies providing energy savings and environmentally friendly energy technologies and to develop and expand rapidly their application in the country.