The 12th Wise Men Board Meeting Held at BILGESAM

Board of Wise Men
31 October 2011
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On October 28th  2011, the 12th Wise Men Board’s Meeting was held at the Wise Men Center for Strategic Studies (BILGESAM). Wise Men Board members assessed the report entitled, “The Concept of Detention in Modern Legal Systems and Turkey.”


The meeting was held under the presidency of Ret. Full Admiral Salim Dervişoğlu and with the participation of the Wise Men Board members, namely being: former Minister of Turkish Foreign Affairs  İlter Türkmen, Prof. Dr. Sami Selçuk, former Minister/Governor Kutlu Aktaş, Ret. Ambassador Sönmez Köksal, Ret. Ambassador Güner Öztek, Ret. Ambassador Özdem Sanberk, Ret. Full General Necdet Timur, Prof. Dr. Nur Vergin, Prof. Dr. Ali Karaosmanoğlu, Prof. Dr. Çelik Kurtoğlu and Prof. Dr. Orhan Güvenen. Also among the participants were the Executive Board members of BILGESAM (Prof. Dr. Oktay Alnıak and BILGESAM President Assoc. Prof. Atilla Sandıklı) along with  members of the Board of Trustees  (Ertuğrul Çetinkaya and Erkan Kazancı).


The meeting commenced with the opening speech of Ret. Full Admiral Salim Dervişoğlu and later Assoc. Prof. Atilla Sandıklı briefly mentioned about BILGESAM’s activities that have been conducted since the last Wise Men Board Meeting, June 3rd 2011. His speech was followed by a presentation of the report “The Concept of Detention in Modern Legal Systems and Turkey” by Orhan Dede, a research coordinator at the center. Throughout the session, members of the Wise Men Board gave input regarding the report and proposed their views and suggestions. Pending the inclusion of the suggestions given by the Wise Men Board, the report will later be published among BILGESAM’S Wise Men Board Reports.


The report “The Concept of Detention in Modern Legal Systems and Turkey”, which has been prepared by the Governor Kasım Esen and Orhan Dede, focuses on one of the hot topics of Turkey, current legislation on criminal suspects, their time of being detained under the light of the norms of the European Convention on Human Rights and in line with the resolutions of the European Court of Human Rights. Besides, the problems in the implementation of this regulation is also discussed. Additionally, it compares the detention periods in Turkey with those of other countries and proposes solution proposals within this scope.









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