Horizontal FacilityThe European Union and Council of Europe signed Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey (hereafter referred to as “Horizontal Facility”) on 23 May 2016. The Horizontal Facility builds on the Council of Europe and EU Policy priorities in the context of the Western Balkans and Turkey and on the Council of Europe expertise in standard-setting, monitoring and cooperation methodologies. It aims to improve implementation of key recommendations of relevant Council of Europe monitoring and advisory bodies in the areas indicated in the Statement of Intent signed on 1 April 2014 by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe and the European Union Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy. Phase I of the Horizontal Facility begun on 24 May 2016 and lasted until 24 May 2019. It is succeeded by Phase II of the Horizontal facility which is planned to last until 24 May 2022. 

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Turkish financial intelligence and supervisory authorities participate in training sessions on targeted financial sanctions

29-30 November 2022 Antalya, Türkiye

Financial intelligence officials and representatives of the supervisory authorities of Türkiye came together at two trainings on implementation of targeted financial investigations. The trainings aimed at enhancing understanding over the measures to improve effectiveness and technical compliance...

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Turkish law enforcement and financial intelligence officials discuss asset recovery and terrorist financing

21-22 November 2022 Ankara, TÜRKYIE

Over fifty Turkish law enforcement and financial intelligence officials took part in a workshop on asset recovery on 21-22 November 2022, in Ankara. The workshop addressed several issues around the recovery of illicit assets but also the terrorist financing. On asset recovery topic, the...

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Turkish law enforcement agencies and financial intelligence officials participate in financial investigations trainings

25-27 October 2022 Ankara, Türkiye

Ninety Turkish law enforcement and financial intelligence officials attended two trainings on ‘Financial Investigations related to Money Laundering and Terrorism Cases’ from 25 to 27 October 2022, in Ankara. The representatives of the General Directorate of Security, Coast Guard Command,...

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Email: Evgeni.EVGENIEV [at] coe.int

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Email: Ignacio.ESPINOSA [at] coe.int

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Ms Joanna GEBER
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Email: Joanna.GEBER [at] coe.int



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