Former head of Turkish research council arrested
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr.14
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Former head of Turkey's Scientific and Technological Research Council, Yucel Altunbasak has been arrested, Anadolu agency reported Apr.14.
He is accused of abusing power during the period of heading the research council.
Altunbasak headed the Scientific and Technological Research Council from August 2011 till Apr.10, 2015.
The Scientific and Technological Research Council is a national agency of Turkey aimed at developing the science, technology and innovation policies, support and conduct research and development, and to play a leading role in the creation of a science and technology culture in the country. It was founded in 1963 as an autonomous public institution, governed by a Science Board.
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