Council of Europe launches anti-corruption project in Turkey

turkey-02-2008[04 February 2008,Strasbourg] The Council of Europe is launching a new technical co-operation project entitled “Ethics for the Prevention of Corruption in Turkey” (TYEC). The two-year project will also help implement the recommendations made to Turkey by the Council’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO). The project is 90% funded by the European Commission and 10% by the Council of Europe. It will be implemented by the Council of Europe’s Economic Crime Division.
The project’s main counterpart institution is the Ethics Council at the Prime Ministry of Turkey. It will focus on four main areas: supporting the implementation of the Code of Ethics across the public administration, developing codes of ethics for other categories of officials or holders of public office, developing systems for monitoring the effectiveness of prevention and other anti-corruption activities, and enhancing the coordination of anti-corruption measures.

The launch event will be addressed by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, as well as the Council of Europe and the European Commission.

The launch event will start at 10.30am on Thursday 7 February 2008 at the Hotel Hilton in Ankara. The Press is invited to attend the opening session from 11.00am to 11.45am.

Link to the Project Summary