Global NPO Coalition letter to FATF on Turkey
The Turkish "Law on Preventing Financing of Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction" entered into force on 31 December 2020. As stated in the preamble, the law was introduced "to catch up with international standards in the fight against the financing of terrorism and laundering offenses in light of the 2019 report of the FATF and the UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions”. Yet only six of the 43 articles are directly related to combatting terrorism financing. Although Turkey has not yet conducted a specific NPO Risk Assessment (as was noted in the 2019 Mutual Evaluation Report), 11 articles in the law directly relate to NPOs and the civil society legal framework in Turkey.
Read more about the law and the concerns in raises in this Global NPO Coalition submission to FATF. This will be shared with the government of Turkey as part of the FATF evaluation process.