The Turkish Atomic Energy Authority is the official Turkish institution of nuclear energy. The headquarters of this institution is located in Ankara and it was found in 1956. It is having high level peaceful nuclear tools in research in nuclear energy, implementation and development. In 1962, establishment of Çekmece Nuclear Research and Training Center was finished. The center was affiliated to the General Secretariat of Atomic Energy Commission and its purpose was research, development, application and training activities in nuclear field. In 1979, Nuclear Agriculture Center was established within the structure of ANAEM. In 1999, Nuclear Agriculture Center was restructured and continued its activities inside the organization of Ankara Nuclear Agriculture and Livestock Research Center (ANTHAM) located in Saraykoy.
To be a pioneer in ensuring that our country benefits from nuclear technology and to perform the regulatory and supervisory activities in nuclear fields. Vision:
To provide our country to become an arbiter country in the field of nuclear technology and to be a reliable, effective and independent authority in ensuring the protection of human and environment from radiation. Departments:
Department of Nuclear Safety, Department of Radiation Health and Safety, Department of Research, Development and Coordination, Department of Technology, Department of Administrative and Financial Affairs, Division of Strategy Development. Affiliations: Ankara Nuclear Research and Training Center, Çekmece Nuclear Research and Training Center, Sarayköy Nuclear Research and Training Center Research & Development: Çekmece Nuclear Research and Training Center: Continious radiation inspection at ÇNAEM site and in the vicinity of Ä°stanbul, Analysis of every type of nuclear material (uranium, thorium etc.), Analysis of every type of radioactive material (gamma spectrometry, alpha spectrometry, beta spectrometry,, Continious analysis at ÇNAEM and outside ÇNAEM site, Radioactivity analysis in nutrients, Measurement of natural radioactivity levels in soil, water and air, Biological dosimetry by chromosome aberration analysis method. Sarayköy Nuclear Research and Training Center: The use of nuclear and related techniques in soil fertility and plant uptake, Solving plant protection problems by using nuclear and related techniques, Dating of archeological, geological and organic samples by use of nuclear and analytical techniques, Using nuclear techniques for the characterization and preservation of cultural heritage artefacts in the European region, Radiation processing technology for industrial wastewater treatment, Determination of Sr-90, C-14 and Cs-137 activities in total diet by liquid scintillation and gama spectrometric methods, Determination of 226Ra, 234U, 238U ve 210Po activities in mineral and spring waters in Turkey and estimation of commited effective dose, Ä°mproving radionuclide metrology infrastructure, Improving capacity and capability for environmental radioactivity monitoring, Development of genetic methods for the detection of pathogenic microorganisms in irradiated foods, Detection of irradiated foods. Press Releases: Depleted High Enriched Fuel of Research Reactor Shipped Back to its Country of Origin (2010).