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Marshall Center signs historic agreement with Turkish National Police.

Enhancing Security Cooperation

July 2013, Number 04.03

“March 13, 2013, marked a historic occasion for the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. The Marshall Center and the Turkish National Police Academy (TNPA) entered into a memorandum of understanding to promote high quality research in the fields of regional security and criminal justice. The memorandum was signed during a meeting that included TNPA President Dr. Remzi Fındıklı, UTSAM Director Dr. Süleyman Özeren, Marshall center Director Lt.Gen (Ret.) Keith W. Dayton and German Deputy Director Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Hermann Wachter.

The relationship between the Marshall Center and the TNPA is not new. Many Turkish participants who have attended Marshall Center courses have been sponsored by the TNPA. As a result of this exposure to the TNPA, the Marshall Center has become familiar with the high quality and professionalism of the organization and its international focus and reach. Restructured in 2001, the TNPA has academic autonomy and university status. The TNPA, which offers diplomas for undergraduate and postgraduate programs, trains close to 2,000 students, many of them from other countries...”

Excerpt from Joseph Vann, “Enhancing Security Cooperation,” per Concordiam: Journal of European Security Defense Issues  4, No. 3, 2013: 7-9.

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