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TYEC 2: Consolidating Ethics in the Public Sector in Turkey



The Project on Consolidating Ethics in the Public Sector in Turkey (TYEC 2) is a joint EU/CoE co-funded project implemented by the Council of Europe. It is a follow-up project to TYEC 1 (Project on Ethics for the Prevention of Corruption in Turkey which was implemented between December 2007 and November 2009. The TYEC 2 project builds upon the achievements of TYEC 1 and seeks further improvements in the field of ethics and anti-corruption in Turkey taking into account relevant GRECO recommendations.The project will involve an in-depth training of trainers programme in the Turkish public sector, will strengthen and develop the capacities of the Ethics Commission to implement the Regulation on the Principles of Ethics Behaviour of the Public Officials and Application Procedures and Essentials (no. 25785, 04/13/2005), and will enhance public awareness on the role of ethics in public sector. The project will also support the implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (“The Strategy of Increasing Transparency and Strengthening the Anti-Corruption Efforts (2010-2014)”).


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Coming up soon:

3 Months Extension of the Project

The TYEC2 Project has been extended for 3 months until 29 June 2014 according to an agreement signed between the European Union, the CFCU and the Council of Europe.


Activities in the past:


4th Steering Committee Meeting
(Ankara, Turkey, 9 April 2014)

The 4th Steering Committee Meeting of the joint EU/CoE project ‘Consolidating Ethics in the Public Sector in Turkey’ (TYEC 2) was convened on 9 April 2014 in Ankara. The stakeholders discussed the issues of importance with regard to implemented activities and agreed on the calendar of activities for the remaining months of the project April – June 2014. The meeting was attended by the representatives of the Council of Ethics, Delegation of the European Union, Council of Europe, CFCU and other partner institutions.

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List of participants


Workshop on developing the Code of Ethics for Public Universities
 (Ankara, Turkey, 26 March 2014)

A workshop was organised within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme on “Consolidating Ethics in the Public Sector in Turkey” (TYEC2) in Ankara on 26 March 2014. The workshop was a follow-up to five previous seminars and workshops and aimed at drafting a code of conduct for public universities in cooperation with the Ministry of National Education, Council of Higher Education and representatives of academia. The workshop provided an opportunity to finalise the draft code and to have a common understanding on its implementation aspects.

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Workshops to Discuss TYEC1 Research Findings and Develop Action Plans
(Ankara, Turkey, 24-27 February 2014)

7 workshops were organised within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme on “Consolidating Ethics in the Public Sector in Turkey” (TYEC2) in Ankara on 24-27 February 2014. At the workshops findings of TYEC1 research studies and developing draft action plans to implement recommendations from the studies. The discuss research studies concerned the following subjects: Ethics in Planning / Local Governments; Ethics in Health Services; Ethics, Culture and Society; Ethics in Law Enforcement; Ethics in Customs Services; Public Procurement and Ethics; Shadow Economy. The participants of the workshops included the Council of Ethics and relevant public institutions. The workshops provided an opportunity to define the options for the relevant public institutions/Ministries to address recommendations of the research studies through developing action plans. Draft action plans will be finalised in March 2014.

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Workshop on developing the Code of Ethics for Public Universities
(Ankara, Turkey, 19 February 2014)

A workshop was organised within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme on “Consolidating Ethics in the Public Sector in Turkey” (TYEC2) in Ankara on 19 February 2014. In Turkey, the scope of the legislation of the Council of Ethics does not cover public university academicians as they are semi-independent public servants. The workshop was a follow-up to previous seminars and aimed at drafting a code of conduct for public universities in cooperation with the Ministry of National Education, Council of Higher Education and representatives of academia. In view of this, the seminar provided an opportunity to have a common understanding on the scope of the draft code and implementation aspects.

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Workshop with NGOs
(Ankara, Turkey, 18 February 2014)

A workshop with the Council of Ethics for the Public Service and civil society organisations was organised within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme on “Consolidating Ethics in the Public Sector in Turkey” (TYEC2) in Ankara on 18 February 2014. The workshop aimed at strengthening cooperation between the Council of Ethics and NGOs, as well as to discuss possible methodologies for the awareness raising on ethics issues among the general public. As civil society institutions play a crucial role in development of a culture of ethics both in public sector and in the society, the activity serves to further promote ethical principles.

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Workshop with Media
(Ankara, Turkey, 17 February 2014)

A workshop with the Council of Ethics for the Public Service and media representatives was organised within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme on “Consolidating Ethics in the Public Sector in Turkey” (TYEC2) in Ankara on 17 February 2014. As media institutions can play a crucial role in developing a culture of ethics in the society, the workshop provided an opportunity to discuss possible methodologies for the awareness raising on ethics issues among the general public.

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Workshop to support the development of code of conduct for state universities
(Ankara, Turkey, 4 February 2014)

A workshop was organised within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme on “Consolidating Ethics in the Public Sector in Turkey” (TYEC2) in Ankara on 4 February 2014. As the scope of the legislation of the Council of Ethics does not cover public university academicians who are considered as semi-independent public servants, the workshop aimed at discussing the possible options for developing a code of conduct for public universities in cooperation with the Ministry of National Education and Council of Higher Education. The workshop provided an opportunity to have a common understanding on the scope of the possible code and its implementation aspects.

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Workshop to support the capacity of the Ethics Commissions in planning and delivering awareness campaigns
(Ankara, Turkey, 27-28 January 2014)

A workshop was held within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme on “Consolidating Ethics in the Public Sector in Turkey” (TYEC2) in Ankara on 27 and 28 January 2014. The workshops aimed discussing the possible campaign methodologies and developing materials which will support Ethics Commissions of the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Finance in fulfilling their mandate of developing a culture of ethics. The workshops provided an opportunity to discuss the public relations strategy for promoting ethics in the relevant institution and in public.

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Provision of workshop to support the development of code of conduct for state universities
(Ankara, Turkey, 13 January 2014)

A workshop was organised within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme on “Consolidating Ethics in the Public Sector in Turkey” (TYEC2) on 13 January 2014 in Ankara. The scope of the legislation of the Council of Ethics for Public Service does not cover public universities as they are semi-independent public institutions. Therefore ethics in higher education is the area for which separate standards can be developed. The workshop aimed at discussing the possible options for developing a code of conduct for public universities in cooperation with the Ministry of National Education and Council of Higher Education. The workshop provided an opportunity to have a common understanding on the scope of the possible code and implementation aspects.

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Activities in the past:
Activities 2013
Activities 2012


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PROJECT DOCUMENTATION & DELIVERIES
Project Summaries
  English / Turkish
Workplan of Activities
Inception Report
  English / Turkish
Progress Report
Final Report
Visibility Strategy
  English / Turkish
Technical Papers
Press Communication
TYEC 1 Project
MAIN ACTIVITIES
Activities 2013
Activities 2012
USEFUL LINKS
Prime Ministry of Turkey
Ethics Council
GRECO Reports on Turkey:
  Joint First and Second
     Evaluation  Round Report

  Third Evaluation Round
     Report: Theme I

  Third Evaluation Round
     Report: Theme II

OECD Reports
CONTACTS
TYEC 2 Turkey Project
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