On 17-18 March 2022, a fifth Coordination Meeting on Cybercrime was held in Antalya in hybrid format with the participation of the representatives of relevant Turkish institutions (Ministry of Justice including the Heads of Departments of Criminal Affairs, Prosecutors, Judges, Turkish National Police, The Banks Association of Turkey, Antalya Bar Association, International Children Centre, Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency, Directorate General of Migration Management, Forensic Science Institute of Turkey, Central Bank of Turkey, Financial Crimes Investigation Board) and national and international consultants of the project.
This activity aimed to improve co-operation among relevant national institutions, through exchange of information, experience and mutual challenges faced in all phases of judicial proceedings with regards to cybercrime related offences.
During the 2-day event, participants exchanged on identification of problems, good comparative practices, coordination between both public and private institutions, as well as coordination and cooperation among main actors of the phases of investigation and prosecution.
Similar coordination meetings will be conducted in three different provinces where Cybercrime Bureaus are located.
A comprehensive report on coordination on cybercrime with concrete recommendations will be prepared as a follow up of these meetings. It will support the institutionalisation of this dialogue through a platform supported by the Ministry of Justice.
This meeting was organised under the EU/CoE Joint Project “Strengthening the Criminal Justice System and the Capacity of Justice Professionals on Prevention of the European Convention on Human Rights Violations in Turkey”.