Independent Police Complaints Commission & Complaints System for the Turkish National Police, Gendarmerie and Coast Guard 

Project timing

05/2019 05/2020

Overall objective and purpose of the project

The overall objective is to enhance the accountability, efficiency, effectiveness and public confidence of the Turkish National Police, Gendarmerie and Coast Guard in the discharge of their responsibilities in respect of the enforcement of law in accordance with democratic principles and having regard for the Human Rights of all citizens.

The purpose is to support the implementation of the primary legislation with regards to a new independent complaints system for the Turkish National Police, Gendarmerie and Coast Guard, and to start the full operations of the new complaints system and consolidate the system.

The activity mainly aims at making the existing mechanisms more effective, fast functioning and transparent so that the complaints against the law enforcement officials are to be examined, monitored and resulted.