CEPOL and Turkey Sign Cooperation Agreement

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07 December 2010

CEPOL – European Police College and the Turkish National Police Institute today signed a cooperation agreement at the Turkish Delegation to the European Union (EU) in Brussels which underlines the importance of law enforcement training in the framework of the overall European approach to security and in the context of EU enlargement.

The cooperation agreement was signed on behalf of Turkey by Mustafa Do?an K?l?ç, Deputy Director General of Police Forces, and by Dr Ferenc Bánfi, CEPOL Director, and Jean Marie Van Branteghem, CEPOL Governing Board Chair.

The agreement will enable senior police officers in Turkey to contribute to CEPOL activities as trainers, as well as participate in key CEPOL training courses, exchange best practices and research findings, access CEPOL’s electronic network and take part in CEPOL’s exchange programme. In addition, a Turkish representative will be invited to attend CEPOL’s External Relations Working Group meetings.

Dr Ferenc Bánfi said: 'The cooperation agreement will not only benefit officers in Turkey, but also benefit senior law enforcement officers in all Member States. CEPOL’s main mission is to contribute to European Police Cooperation through learning and the signature of this important agreement is a further step in the fulfilment of its institutional tasks.”


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