EU Cooperates With Turkey On Forensic Trainings Towards Advanced Examination Methods

EU Cooperates With Turkey On Forensic Trainings Towards Advanced Examination Methods

Mon, 30.09.2019 - 12:15

30/09/2019

The European Union-funded project on Forensic Trainings towards Advanced Examination Methods will be launched on 30 September in Ankara. It will contribute to further strengthening and rendering more concrete and visible the efficiency and administration of the judiciary. The event will be attended by the General Commander of Gendarmerie General Arif Çetin, Deputy Director General of National Police Mr Selami Hüner, Ambassador of Spain to Turkey Mr Juan Gonzalez-Barba Pera and the Head of the EU Delegation to Turkey, Ambassador Christian Berger.

With an overall EU contribution of EUR 2 million, the project will particularly focus on increasing the efficiency of forensic sciences in investigations and judicial proceedings. It will do so by improving and broadening the forensic examination/analysis capabilities and enhancing the institutional capacity of forensic institutions. The project will introduce and implement new methods and techniques in line with EU practices.

Sound and reliable forensic methods are critical to facilitate the efficient functioning of a judicial system and can significantly contribute to the fight against crime while ensuring the rule of law and the rights of the innocent.

The Spanish Ministry of Justice will be the partner in this twinning project.

The Head of the EU Delegation to Turkey, Ambassador Christian Berger, said on the occasion: "An important aspect of a sound criminal and forensic capacity is its direct effect on the rights of individuals. An enhanced forensic capacity serves as a safeguard for human rights as it ensures scientifically established, evidence-based prosecutions".

 

For more information, please contact the Delegation:

Hekim Celebi, Programme Manager, Tel: (+90 312) 459 87 00;

E-mail: abdulhekim.celebi@eeas.europa.eu

 

For press enquiries please contact:

Miray Akdağ, Press Officer of the Delegation of the EU to Turkey

Tel: 0312 4598700, E-mail: miray.akdag@eeas.europa.eu