Strengthening Anti-Corruption Policies and Practices in Turkey (TYSAP)
The "EU-CoE Joint Project on Strengthening the Coordination of Anti-Corruption Policies and Practices in Turkey” funded by the European Union and the Republic of Turkey will be implemented in 3 years’ time (December 2012 - May 2015) by the Council of Europe (COE). The Prime Ministry Inspection Board of Turkey is the main beneficiary of the Project. The purpose of the Project is to contribute to a more efficient and effective structure in the fight against corruption in Turkey.
Duration of the Project
29 months (28 December 2012 – 28 May 2015)
€ 1 400 000.00
Project Beneficiary and other stakeholders
The main project beneficiary from the Turkish side is the Prime Ministry Inspection Board (PMIB).
Co-beneficiaries and other line ministry Inspection Boards include: the Ministry of the Interior Inspection Board; the Ministry of Finance Tax Audit Board; the Ministry of Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Communication Directorate of Inspection Services; the Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Livestock, Directorate of Guidance and Inspection; Ministry of Labour and s-Social Security, Labour Inspection Board; Undersecretary of Treasury Controllers; Sworn In Banking Auditors; Ministry of Justice; Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, Directorate of Guidance and Inspection.
Target groups include: Inspection Boards, inspectors, auditors, and controllers responsible for corruption inspections, investigations, and anti-corruption policies across all major agencies.
- To enhance the expertise of the inspectors, auditors and controllers of different institutions on modern investigation and reporting techniques, cooperation, data collection and analysis, information sharing and developing sector specific anti-corruption policies.
- To enhance the expertise of Prime Ministry Inspection Board Inspectors on coordinating the corruption investigations and implementing anti-corruption policies across relevant agencies; and on monitoring the implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy.
- ER 1-Related Activities
1. The national legislative and organisational framework regulating administrative inquires and criminal investigations, their coordination (i.e., with law enforcement agencies), information-sharing, intelligence and the implementation of the framework are analysed, reports and legislative proposals (if necessary) are prepared via working groups composed of academicians, public officials and other experts. The findings of the reports are discussed.
2. International, particularly EU, standards and regulations on corruption investigation, coordination/cooperation and information sharing are reviewed and a report is prepared by a team of experts and discussed.
3. Compliance of the domestic regulation with Council of Europe Criminal Law and Civil Law Conventions, the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Officials and the UN-Convention against Corruption is analysed and gap analysis report are prepared by a team of national and international experts.
4. Based on the findings of the compliance report, policy reports that address possible measures that can be taken to fulfil the requirements of representatives from relevant institutions.
5. In order to prevent implementation of different methods an investigation guide is prepared and disseminated to all inspectors, auditors and controllers.
6. Reporting standards are set out by a working group and disseminated to all inspectors, auditor and controllers through a conference.
- ER 2-Related Activities
1. Training 20 Inspectors on collecting and analysing corruption related data in an EU institution and trained inspectors transfer their knowledge to 200 inspectors.
2. The maps of corruption prone areas are prepared and appropriate strategies to tackle those risk areas are prepared via working groups composed of members from government agencies, private sector and NGOs.
- ER 3-Related Activities
1. Training 10 inspectors at a relevant EU member state institution on developing anti-corruption strategies and successfully implementing and monitoring them. A Users’ Guide on AC Strategy drafting and implementing is prepared by those inspectors with assistance from international experts.
2. Training 10 PMIB-inspectors on coordinating corruption investigation, modern investigation and reporting techniques, and enhanced cooperation and information sharing among relevant EU anti-corruption institutions.
Expected Result 1: The current legislative framework covering investigations, information sharing, anti-corruption strategies and coordination of investigation is analysed and compared with the requirements of international conventions. Based on the results, an investigation guide and reporting standards are developed.
Expected Result 2 : Data regarding investigations of corruption cases is gathered and analysed, and a corruption map of risky areas is produced.
Expected Result 3 : Inspectors are trained on developing sector specific anti-corruption strategies, coordinating corruption investigations, modern investigation, reporting techniques, and information sharing.