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Operational meeting on Terrorist Groups organized by SELEC with the support of Turkish authorities

On 23 November 2016, an operational meeting of the Anti - Terrorism Task Force’ Subgroup on Terrorist Groups was held in Istanbul/ Republic of Turkey, with the participation of experts specialized in countering terrorism and terrorist organizations, from SELEC Member States.

The event was opened by Mr. Murat Caliskan, Anti -Terrorism Task Force Manager, made an overview of the current situation in the SELEC Member States and underlined the continuous support provided by SELEC to the law enforcement authorities.

During the meeting the participants presented national experiences and challenges in countering terrorism and fighting terrorist organizations, shared success stories, challenges, lessons learns and also made recommendations for improvements and future actions in this area.

The purpose of the meeting was to provide a forum in which participants can discuss the current terrorism threats in Southeast Europe, new modus operandi and trends of terrorist organizations, share good practices, with the overall aim of enhancing cooperation and decide on the potential directions to be followed at regional level.  The event offered the opportunity for discussing practical aspects in fighting terrorism and for exchanging operational information and proposing new joint investigations.

Operational meetings are part of the pro-active approach of SELEC in increasing operational support to its Member States in fighting terrorism and facilitating the exchange of information in this regard.