Within the scope of OECD Convention on Fight against Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions, Information Activities conducted by Ministry of Economy on 07th June 2013

Within the framework of (OECD) Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development to which our country is a member and within the scope of “Convention on Fight against Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions” to which our country is a party; Turkeyis committed to make legal legislation as regards to preventing bribing to foreign officials and implementing them effectively, raise awareness and deter bribing to foreign officials in an international level.

In the concept of 3rd inspection of Turkey which is coordinated by OECD Working Group on Bribery, within the scope of the said Convention, information meetings were organized in order to raise awareness in public sector conducted by General Directorate of International Law and Foreign Relations in the name of our Ministry.

In this framework within the concept of ‘In service training programme” held for officials assigned to overseas post in 2013 by Ministry of Economy, a presentation was done with the participation of Rapporteur Judges Hatice Seval Arslan, Üzeyir Karabıyık and Elif Özalp from General Directorate of International Law and Foreign Relations on 7th June 2013 at 16.00.

During the said presentation to which participants were actively participated with their questions in the meeting, objectives and content of OECD Convention on Fight against Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions, a mechanism for member states to adaptation to Convention, three steps review of countries, working group meetings during these reviews, Turkey’s situation during review process and requested suggestions that are to be executed have been dealt with.

Also, the procedure of including law into Turkish Legislation related to offences of foreign officials, lately amended Article 252 of Turkish Penal Code dated 02/07/2012 and numbered 6352, sanctions, legal persons’ responsibility and the possibly that the said offence might lead to offences of money laundering have been touched upon.

 
   
   
 
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