Turkish govt to discuss draft law on border management in Feb

Turkey's interior minister said that the draft law on integrated border management would be brought onto the agenda of the Council of Ministers in February the latest.

Turkish govt to discuss draft law on border management in Feb

Turkey's interior minister said on Tuesday that the draft law on integrated border management would be brought onto the agenda of the Council of Ministers in February the latest.

Speaking to reporters at a meeting on the "integrated border management" project jointly carried out by Turkey and Finland as part of Turkey's EU adhesion process, Atalay said the border management project was of great importance and it was related to Turkey's EU process.

Noting that Finnish Interior Minister Anne Holmlund had arrived in Turkey particularly to discuss the project, Atalay said the visit also provided the two officials the opportunity to assess the relations between Turkey and Finland.

Atalay said Finland always extended remarkable support to Turkey in its EU negotiation process.

Upon a question on the details of the integrated border management project, Atalay said studies on the draft law continued, adding the draft law would be assessed by relevant institutions first and then by the Council of Ministers.

"I believe it will be brought onto the agenda of Council of Ministers in February the latest. It should not be delayed," he said.

Commenting on Monday's helicopter crash that killed 5 military officers in capital Ankara, the minister said comprehensive technical studies aiming at enlightening the accident were being carried out under the supervision of the General Staff.


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