Baybars completes Ankara contacts

12 09 2018 11:29


The Minister of Interior Ayşegül Baybars wrapped up her contacts in the Turkish capital yesterday following her meetings with her Turkish counterpart Süleyman Soylu and the Turkish Minister for Justice Abdulhamit Gül.

Cooperation in the field of justice, the technical aspects of the new prison being constructed and the creation of a forensics institute and a cyber crime unit were amongst the issues discussed during the meetings.

Evaluating her contacts to BRT, the Minister of Interior said that she held constructive meetings with the Turkish officials during which they exchanged views on a number of issues.

“The creation of an online system to run checks at entries and exits to the country was amongst the issues we discussed on preventing crime” she said.

Baybars also said that she had found the opportunity to discuss the urban security management law, adding that work had already been carried out on the law in line with a protocol signed by her predecessor and Minister Soylu.

She explained that she had discussed the technical aspects of the new state prison including the training of the prison staff and equipment for prison officers.

“We are planning to complete the new prison by the beginning of 2019” she added.

Baybars also pointed out that there was currently a unit dealing with cyber crimes but that a forensics lab which could carry out detailed analysis did not exist.

“We discussed how we could establish such a lab or a forensics institute.

The Interior Minister and her accompanying delegation returned to the TRNC last night.


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