With evidence of mining dating back several thousand years and a complex geology reflected in the amazing diversity of its industrial mineral deposits and varied base metal reserves, it comes as a surprise to learn that the modern mining industry in Turkey is in its infancy and was born only in 1935. It was with this in mind that he created state owned giants such as the General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration (MTA), responsible for exploring and finding new reserves, and Eti Bank (now Eti Mine), which has a monopoly over boron mining and processing. With mineral resources fully explored and consumed in Europe, one's attentions turn to Turkey as a secure and important supplier of minerals to the continent, Ismet Kasapoglu, chairman of the Turkish Mining Assembly, whose charter is to represent the interests of the mining sector and all those involved in the industry and which is part of The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey said, Turkey does have one important advantage.
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