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16 Nisan 2019

PALESTINIAN-TURKISH  JOINT CONFERENCE

(11-13 April 2019, Ramallah/Palestine)

 

Palestinian & Turkish Joint Conference which has a historical importance, held on 11_13 April 2019 in Ramallah under the title “Digital Evidences within the Context of the Requirements of Investigation and Human Rights” with the cooperation of the General Prosecution Office of the Supreme Court of Appeal of the Republic of Turkey and Attorney General’s Office of State of Palestine has been a very successful and productive Conference.

This Joint Conference was held with the large-scale financial support of the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA).  Total number of 630 participants including the attendees from Attorney General’s Office of the State of Palestine, 45 foreign participants from 22 different countries such as Argentina, Azerbaijan, Botswana, Brazil, France, Finland, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Scotland, Italy, Montenegro, Northern Republic of Macedonia, Mauritania, Jordan, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation and Thailand attended the Conference. In addition to the representatives of Eurojust and International Association of Prosecutors (IAP), 42 participants from Turkey participated in the Conference.

President Mahmoud Abbas welcomed the representatives of Turkish and foreign delegates.

42 Turkish delegates consisting of Mr. İsmail Rüştü Cirit the President of the Supreme Court of Appeal of the Republic of Turkey, Mr. Mehmet Akarca the General Prosecutor of the Supreme Court of Appeal of the Republic of Turkey, Mr. Yusuf Ziyaattin Cenik the Secretary General of the Supreme Court of Appeal, Mr. Remzi Doğan Head Assistant of the General Prosecutor of the Supreme Court of Appeal and Public Prosecutors of the Supreme Court of Appeal, representatives of Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Presidency of TİKA attended the Conference.

Ms. Dr. İlknur Altuntaş, Ms. Ayben İyisoy Senior Prosecutors of the Supreme Court of Appeal and Assoc. Prof Dr. Assistant Professor Hasan Sınar were session facilitators. Dr. Sacit Yılmaz, Ahmet Gül, Necati Nursal Senior Prosecutors of the Supreme Court of Appeal, Mahmut Kaan Yüksel Public Prosecutor of Ankara, Assoc. Prof Dr. Professor Murat Volkan Dülger Lecturer in İstanbul Aydın University, Assoc. Prof Dr. Hasan Sınar in İstanbul Altınbaş University and Mr. Kemal Veli Açar Manager of the Department of the Cybercrimes of the Turkish National Police made presentations at the Conference.

During three-day Conference, subjects were discussed such as gathering and submitting the digital evidence to the court related to cybercrime which is spreading around the world as a result of technological developments and has become an important problem for criminal justice system.  In this context, issues such as the right of privacy and personal data protection, principles for gathering and using the evidence through legal methods and according to the international principles, approach to the fake digital evidence, protection of children and family in using the digital evidence, importance of international cooperation and reliability of the digital evidence were handled in the light of human rights principles. Importance of international cooperation for effective investigation and prosecution in combating the crimes, for punishing the defendants and for recovering the victimization has become evident once again.

Representatives of foreign countries had the opportunity to observe hard living conditions of the people of Palestine during both the Conference and social programs.

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29 Mart 2019

Mr. Mehmet AKARCAGeneral Prosecutor of the Supreme Court of Appeal of the Republic of Turkey, Ms. Dr. İlknur ALTUNTAŞ and Mr. Salih ÇİMEN Public Prosecutors of the Supreme Court of Appeal paid an official visit to Bulgaria upon the invitation of Mr. Sotir TSATSAROV the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Bulgaria between 24-27 March 2019.
During the visit, meetings were held with Mr. BoykoBorisov Prime Minister of Bulgaria, Mr. MladenMarinov Minister of Interior and Mr. Evgeni Stoyanov Deputy Minister of Justice and mutual information was exchanged on counter terrorism and cooperation for transboundary crimes.

 

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30 Kasım 2018

Mr. Sotir TSATSAROV, the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Bulgaria accompanied by a delegation paid an official visit to Turkey on 26-29 November 2018 upon the invitation of the General Prosecutor of the Supreme Court of Appeal Mr. Mehmet AKARCA. During the visit, a presentation was made regarding the duties and powers of the General Prosecution Office of the Supreme Court of Appeal and also information sharing and exchange of views took place.

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28 Eylül 2018

H.E. Mr. Zhang Jun, Prosecutor General of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate of the People’s Republic of China and his accompanying delegation paid an official visit to Turkey between 22nd and 25th September, 2018 upon the invitation of Mr. Mehmet AKARCA, the General Prosecutor of the Supreme Court of Appeal.

During the meetings, information was shared about duties and powers of both prosecution services, while pointing out the importance of the judicial cooperation between two countries which have historical and cultural bond, it was also emphasized that cooperation has vital importance for counterterrorism and to combat human trafficking, cybercrimes and other international cross-border crimes and it was indicated that it is believed the judicial cooperation will further enhance between two countries.

Mr. Zhang Jun, the Prosecutor General of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate and his accompanying delegation were received by Mr. Abdulhamit GÜL,  the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Turkey and Mr. İsmail Rüştü CİRİT, the First President of the Supreme Court of Appeal.

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