Turkey has ratified the Council of Europe Convention on Action
against Trafficking in Human Beings ("Convention"). The
Convention aims to prevent trafficking in human beings, protect
trafficking victims, prosecute traffickers, as well as promote
co-ordination of national actions and international co-operation.
The Convention will enter into effect in Turkey on the first day of
the fourth month after the accession instrument is deposited with
the Council of Europe's Secretary General.
Signatory countries are monitored by the Group of Experts on
Action against Trafficking in Human Beings ("GRETA").
GRETA regularly publishes reports evaluating the measures taken by
signatories, as well as requires countries which do not fully
respect the Convention's measures to step up their
The Convention's ratification legislation was enacted on 30
January 2016 and published on the Official Gazette on 19 February
Please see this link for the full text of the
ratification legislation (only available in Turkish) and
this link for the full text of the
Convention (in English).
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