Within the scope of OECD Convention on Fight against Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions Information Meeting Held at MERSİN Court House on 17th May 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.

Within the concept of 3rd level preparation activities of Turkey, information meetings were organized in order to raise awareness of Public Prosecutors and Criminal Court Judges who worked in metropolitan districts which had been determined previously by General Directorate of International Law and Foreign Relations in the name of our Ministry which is the coordination unit of country inspections organized by OECD Working Group on Bribery.

In this respect within the concept of OECD ‘Convention on Fight against Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions”, Head of Department Faris Karak, Rapporteur Judges Hatice Seval Arslan and Mehmet Özdemir from General Directorate of International Law and Foreign Relations held an information meeting with the participation of 30 Public Prosecutors and 25 Judges on 17th May 2013 at 14.00 in Seminar Hall of Mersin Court House.

In the presentation made by Head of Department Faris Karak, 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 by our country, possible matters that may be discussed during 3rd Level Inspection have been dealt with.

Rapporteur Judge Hatice Seval Arslan dealt with 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.

Rapporteur Judge Mehmet Özdemir gave a presentation about confiscation of property because of an offence mentioned in Turkish Penal Code and matters related to confiscation and case-laws of Supreme Court as well.

 
   
   
 
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