Turkey has established a new specialty area for investigating
digital forensics in the wake of the 90 day of State of Emergency
declared on 21 July 2016. Accordingly, the Digital Forensics
Specialization Department was established within Turkey's
Forensic Medicine Institution on 1 September 2016.
The new Digital Forensics Specialization Department is
Conduct necessary examinations on
informatics related topics requested by the courts, magistracies
and prosecution offices;
Conduct examinations, research and
analysis on information systems that function to collect, process,
store or transfer data and on all types of numerical and electronic
Report the results of the
Please see this link for the full text of Decree No 674
Making Certain Arrangements within the scope of the State of
Emergency (2nd Duplicate Official Gazette, published on 1 September
2016; only available in Turkish). The Decree amends Law No. 2659 on
Forensic Medicine Institution dated 14 April 1982.
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