Gabriel Muneras Vinals speaking at the event

EU Support for Better Practices in Crowd Control and Effective Investigation in Turkey

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 13:03

A closing event of a Turkey-UK Twinning Project focusing on enhancing the capacities of chief civil administrators about crowd control, and the civil inspectors about effective investigation took place.       


The closing ceremony held on 22 May at the Ministry of Interior was attended by UK Deputy Head of Mission, Ms Jennifer Anderson, the Deputy Head of EU Delegation Gabriel Munuera Viñals, and Head of Inspection Board, Mr Mehmet Alpaslan Işık.

Under the project, two courses "Effective investigation" were delivered to 110 Chief Civil Inspectors. Trainings involved modules on investigation, human rights and police oversight, policing protest.


Thirteen "Facilitating lawful and peaceful assembly" courses were delivered to 1229 Chief Civil Administrators and Senior Law Enforcement Personnel from across Turkey. Trainers shared European experiences about the use of a decision making model, policing protests, disorder model, European case studies, command and control, use of force and imposing proportionate conditions, decision logs and audit trails, social media and its impact on protest.


The project has also produced a guide for Civil Inspectors, a guide for Chief Civil Administrators, a manual on the use of force, standard operating procedures, a public facing booklet which is published on the Ministry of Interior's website.

The legislation analysis which was done highlighted the need to make adjustments for better EU norms and standards compliance.



For further information, please contact the Delegation:

Ms Maria Stogova, Tel.: (+90 312) 459 87 00,


For press inquiries:

Miray Akdağ  - Press Officer for the Delegation of the European Union in Turkey
M +90 532 624 93 56 / T +90 312 459 88 77


Gabriel Munera-Vinals speaking at the closing event

participants at the closing event