Within the scope of the activities of the Turkic Judicial Training Network (TJTN), "Kurultai on Cybercrime” is being held in Bursa on 26-28 April 2023 in cooperation with the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) and the Organization of Turkic States (OTS), with the participation of representatives and judges and prosecutors from the TJTN’s participant and observer institutions.
At the Kurultai attended by representatives of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Hungary and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, participants will exchange information about “Combating Cybercrime in International Law and National Laws.”
MUHİTTİN ÖZDEMİR: LEGAL PRACTITIONERS FORM THE BASIS OF JUSTICE
Delivering the keynote speech at the Kurultai, Muhittin Özdemir, President of the Justice Academy of Türkiye, said: “As the Justice Academy of Türkiye, we started working with the idea of how we could establish cooperation with the Turkic states under the umbrella of the Organization of Turkic States. During these studies, we saw in the Nakhchivan Agreement, which is the founding agreement of the Organization of Turkic States, that there are targets for Turkic states to cooperate in the field of human rights and justice. In line with these targets, we founded the Turkic Judicial Training Network as a result of nearly two years of work. Within the framework of the understanding of “justice is the foundation of the state,” we have actually determined that legal practitioners form the basis of justice. No matter how good the laws are, unless the quality of practitioners is well manifested, those laws cannot be enforced properly. For this reason, we believe that cooperation in the field of training is very important in order to train qualified legal practitioners. The Kurultai that we have held for these purposes and that has brought us together today also reveals the sustainability of this cooperation.
We, as the judicial institutions of the countries that form the Organization of Turkic States, want to promote the cooperation between our states in the fields of justice and judiciary. At this Kurultai, which we have held within the framework of these desires and thoughts, we will evaluate cybercrime, a very important issue, together. Cybercrime is the type of crime that requires the most intensive cooperation on legal systems in the world. I hope that with the exchange of information to be ensured this Kurultai, important contributions will be made to both the legal system of the Republic of Türkiye and the legal systems of the participating countries. On this occasion, I would like to thank all the participants for their visit to our country and for their precious time.”