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Anadolu Agency releases book on Antarctic expedition

Book titled Turkey's Journey to White Continent: Antarctic Expeditions covers scientific efforts of Turkish team

Faruk Zorlu   | 02.02.2020
Anadolu Agency releases book on Antarctic expedition


Anadolu Agency has published a bilingual book on Turkey’s Antarctic expedition.

In Turkish and English, the book -- titled Turkey's Journey to the White Continent: Antarctic Expeditions -- details Turkish expeditions in Antarctica, work carried out by Turkish teams and the country's objectives for the continent.

Covering setting up of Turkey's meteorological observation station, and the team’s scientific efforts in Antarctica, the book is now on sale in bookstores and online.

The book also covers an internationally renowned Turkish diver Sahika Ercumen's diving in the Southern Ocean -- where the world's oceans meet surrounding Antarctica.

Referring to the book, the country's Industry Minister Mustafa Varank told Anadolu Agency that it enables future generations to hear about the impressions of scientists, their work during expeditions, and daily life, as well as seeing the photos of the Antarctic.

The book will attract the attention of not only the enthusiasts of the subject but all readers who are keen on discovering the unknown, Varank added.

Meanwhile, the book includes Anadolu Agency correspondents' impressions of the continent, and photos taken during Turkey’s 3rd national scientific expedition to Antarctica, Anadolu Agency Director-General Senol Kazanci said.

In February 2019, a Turkish team traveled to Antarctica as part of the 3rd National Antarctic Science Expedition to spend 30 days, which was supported by the Turkish Presidency, the Industry and Technology Ministry, and ITU’s Polar Research Center, along with other Turkish universities.

During the expedition, Anadolu Agency, with a group of three journalists, covered the team’s scientific efforts in Antarctica.

In April 2016, the first-ever Turkish team of researchers -- including doctors, botanists, geologists, and oceanographers from seven universities -- traveled to Antarctica to study the impact of climate change.

Antarctica, the coldest continent on earth, has served as a scientific research zone since the signing of a 1959 treaty.

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