Reservations and Declarations for Treaty No.196 - Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism

Nature of declaration : Declarations, Denunciations, Derogations
Status as of 25/08/2019

Turkey

Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Turkey handed over to the Deputy Secretary General at the time of signature of the instrument, on 19 January 2006 - Or. Engl. and confirmed in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Turkey desposited with the intrument of ratification on 23 March 2012 - Or. Engl.

The Republic of Turkey declares that Article 19 of the Convention should not be interpreted in such a way that offenders of these crimes referred to in the Convention are neither tried nor prosecuted.
Period covered: 01/07/2012 -
Articles concerned : 19

Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Turkey handed over to the Deputy Secretary General at the time of signature of the instrument, on 19 January 2006 - Or. Engl. and confirmed in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Turkey desposited with the intrument of ratification on 23 March 2012 - Or. Engl.

The Republic of Turkey declares its understanding that the term "international humanitarian law" in Article 26 of the Convention refers to international legal instruments to which Turkey is already Party to.

The Republic of Turkey declares that the application of the first part of paragraph 5 of Article 26 of the Convention does not necessarily indicate the existence of an armed conflict and the term "armed conflict" describes a situation different from the commitment of acts, whether organised or not, that constitute the crime of terrorism within the scope of criminal law, and the first part of paragraph 5 of Article 26 should not be interpreted as giving a different status to the armed forces and groups other than the armed forces of a State as currently understood and applied in international law and thereby as creating new obligations for Turkey.

The Republic of Turkey further declares that the application or interpretation of paragraph 4 of Article 26 should be in accordance with obligations of States under international refugee law which include, inter alia, the responsibility to ensure that the institution of asylum is not abused by persons who are responsible for terrorist offences stated in this Convention.
Period covered: 01/07/2012 -
Articles concerned : 26

Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Turkey handed over to the Deputy Secretary General at the time of signature of the instrument, on 19 January 2006 - Or. Engl., and confirmed in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Turkey desposited with the intrument of ratification on 23 March 2012 - Or. Engl.

The Republic of Turkey declares its understanding that the term "settlement of the dispute" referred to in Article 29 of the Convention shall be interpreted in such a way that the procedure for the settlement of the dispute should only be agreed upon by the parties to the dispute.
Period covered: 01/07/2012 -
Articles concerned : 29


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