US, Turkey to work jointly on earthquake early warning research
The United States and Turkey have signed a cooperation agreement on science and technology in several areas, including joint work on earthquake early warning and preparedness, the US State Department announced last week. "Areas of potential bilateral scientific cooperation include research on earthquake early warning and preparedness, environmental science, climate change, renewable energy, health, archaeology, material science and chemistry," the department said in a statement. Kerri-Ann Jones, assistant secretary of the US Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, signed on behalf of the US, while Deputy Undersecretary for Bilateral Affairs and Public Diplomacy Selim Yenel signed for Turkey. "This new agreement, which replaces an earlier 1994 text, marks an important milestone in the rich history of US-Turkish scientific cooperation," said the statement. "The agreement will further this goal by providing the legal framework for increased agency-to-agency collaboration across a broad range of scientific disciplines."