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Antalya Home of Olive Oil

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Ancient city witholds the secrets of olive oilANTALYA - Anadolu Agency The most important olive oil production center of the Mediterranean, which was discovered in 1910 by European archaeologists, still remains unknown even to many of the locals in the region The village was one of the most advanced and important olive oil production centers in Pamfilya, the heart of the olive oil export in the Mediterranean region. AA photo

The ancient settlement of Lyrboton Kome in Antalya’s Varsak province, discovered in 1910 by European archaeologists but not yet excavated, was the most important olive oil production center of the region in antiquity. ...

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Some Notes from the IUPAC World Chemistry Congress 2013

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The congress was held at Military museum and Lütfi Kırdar Congress center in Harbiye.  I saw Lale Burk of Smith College with her husband, Viktorya Aviyente of Bogazici University and Ali Çırpan of ODTÜ.
Our poster received quite a number of visitors. In fact, some people recognized my name outside the hall saying ''Oh you are the olives person?'' One lady said ''This should have been a plenary talk!'' ACS gave away two poster prizes which we did not get. I think that's simply because we were too irregular.
I collected about ten business cards distributed even more. It is interesting how little chemists knew about olive oil. Most common question was ''so what kind of olive oil should we buy?'' Another question was '' What does pure mean?'' I had a green laser, a 50cc Dr. Tan olive oil and a small demo kit for testing acidity. The demo experiments added some color and fun to the otherwise regular congress atmosphere.
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IUPAC Meeting Istanbul 2013 - Dünya Kimya Kongresi

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Yanımdaki  posteri sunan profesör International Conference on Chemistry Education konferansına katılmamı önerdi. ICEE Toronto Canada will take place between 13- 18 July 2014. Perhaps Pat Rich and I should go for a talk. 

Zeytinle ilgili gördüğüm diğer poster. Atık suların temizlenmesi ile ilgiliydi. 

İyi Bayramlar!

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Cool Interactive Periodic Table!

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http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=chemistry-the-elements-revealed-interactive-periodic-table
Carbon is so omnipresent in molecular structures that chemists do not even bother to label it. 

Kendi gözümle görmek, kendi aklımla sonuca varmak istiyorum

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TMMOB Ziraat Mühendisleri Odası Başkanı Turhan Tuncer demiş ki: 
'' Ülkenin doğal kaynaklarını talan ediliyor, utanmadan sayılarla oynayarak toz pembe bir tablo sunuluyor.'


Orjinal metin: 
- BASIN AÇIKLAMASI - 9. PLAN DÖNEMİNDE TARIMSAL ÜRETİM DÜŞTÜ, ÇİFTÇİ YİNE YOKSULLAŞTI!.. 3 Ağustos 2013
Onuncu Kalkınma Planı (2014-2018) 6 Temmuz 2013 tarihinde Resmî Gazete`de yayımlanarak yürürlüğe girmiştir. 9. Kalkınma Planı döneminde, yani 2007-2013 yılları arasında tarım sektörünün analizine de yer verilen belgede, "büyüme - gelişme (!)" iddiasıyla sunulan birçok verinin gerçekçi biçimde değerlendirilmesi gerekmektedir.
Örneğin planda tarımsal destekleme ödemelerinin 2006 yılında 4,8 milyar TL iken 2013 yılı bütçesi itibarıyla 9 milyar TL`ye yükseltildiği belirtilmektedir. Cari fiyatlarla yapılan bu değerlendirme, propagandadan başka bir anlam ifade etmemektedir. 2006 yılında çıkan 5488 sayılı Tarım Kanunu`na göre "Tarımsal destekleme için Bütçeden ayrılacak kaynak,…