High Level Segment – Statement by Turkey

Turkey hope that the conclusions of this HLS will aide in UNGASS 2016. Many challenges have persisted and new challenges have emerged. NPS are threatening public health all over the world. Turkey has developed new strategies with a balanced approach and with international cooperation. Committed to the drug control conventions. Turkey is a transit country and so highly affected, this means they put emphasis on supply reduction. 13.3 tonnes of heroin seized. Turkey is now one of the biggest seizers of heroin. Turkey is so good at blocking transit that other routes have seen a pick up in trafficking. Because of the implications for security and terrorism it is important to keep this up. Terrorist organisations are developing drug networks. Turkey conducts information exchange and operations projects regionally. Turkey has their on institute to build capacity in enforcement officers in turkey and other countries police forces. Says international cooperation is important.

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