THE ASSOCIATION OF THE EURASIAN LAW ENFORCEMENT FORCES WITH MILITARY STATUS

(TAKM)

HISTORY OF TAKM

     In the world, at present, there are (56) organizations qualified as the Gendarmerie and Law Enforcement Forces with Military Status. These organizations are occasionally coming together through international organizations like the Association of the European and Mediterranean Gendarmeries and Law Enforcement Forces with Military Status (FIEP), European Gendarmerie Force (EUROGENDFOR) and the Association of African Gendarmeries. In parallel with these organizations, the attempts of the Turkish Gendarmerie General Command to establish an organization which is based on the information and experience exchange among the law enforcement forces with military status in Caucasia and Central Asia were also supported by Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia Internal Troops Commands and during the study meetings between the dates of March 2011 - January 2013, the fundamental structure and working principles of the organization to be established were discussed.

     Within this scope, the Commanders Meeting held in Turkey between the dates of 07-10 June 2011, the “Declaration of Intent” that put forward the decree on the foundation of the Association of the Eurasian Law Enforcement Forces with Military Status was signed by the Commanders of the Organizations. The Memorandum of Understanding” was signed in the Council Meeting held in Azerbaijan on 25 January 2013 and the Eurasian Law Enforcement Association with Military Status (TAKM) has been activated. The First Term Presidency and The Presidency Secretariat of TAKM is handed over to The Turkish Gendarmeri General Command.

     The name of the association derives from abbreviations of the founder countries, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia. The symbol of The Assosiacion is a horse which is a very important figure in these countries’ culture. The four stars on the symbol are representing the founder countries. The symbol – statue of a horse- preserved by The Country of Term Presidency was presented by The Commander of The Azerbaijan Internal Troops Command to The Commander of the Turkish Gendarmerie General Command with a ceremony.

     TAKM Association is not established against any country or organization but it is only willing to serve its citiziens in a people oriented way. In the Eurasia, TAKM Association is open to the Law Enforcement Forces with Military Status and the Gendarmeries of the other countries that are willing to improve the cooperation among them.

COMPONENTS OF THE ASSOCIATION

-          Term Presidency,

-          Presidency Secretariat,

-          The Council of Commanders/Directors,

-          Commissions;

          *   Operation and Organization Issues,

          *   Fight against Crime,

          *   Personnel and Training Cooperation Issues,

          *   Logistics, Technology and Research-Development Issues.

WORKİNG PROCEDURES OF TAKM

     TAKM does not have a system of permanent secretary or presidency. These duties are performed in turn by the member countries. The duties of Presidency in turn and secretary are initiated with Council Meeting held in May every year. The organization performing these duties hands over the duties of presidency and secretariat to the successive organization through Council Meeting held in their countries.

     The Presidency of the Association is chosen for one year. All the members are respectively chosen for this duty in alphabetical order.

     The country performing the duty of presidency is responsible for holding the meetings of the Council at the end of May each year as well as carrying out preparative activities and hosting the meetings.

     Besides representing the association, the President shall perform the duties of coordinating, controlling and evaluating the programme determined by the Council.

     The organization whose presidency is in turn establishes a Presidency Secretariat in its own headquarters for one year. This secretariat:

*         Performs the activities foreseen by this Memorandum of Understanding,

*         Ensures communication among the commissions,

*         Acts as a link among Liaison Officers working in the units responsible from foreign relations in each organization,

*         Prepares necessary documents,

*         Coordinates and organizes joint activities such as meetings of Summit Preparation and Commission,

*         Acts as a liaison point in order to gather and distribute the reports and information,

*         Prepares the decisions of the Council, their joint statements and meeting minutes,

*         Follows the decisions taken by the Commissions by means of the reports which it will obtain from the host countries hosting the meetings each year,

*         Examines the general or private recommendations and requests submitted by the Parties,

*         Accepts applications made by the organizations of third countries.

     For the purpose of carrying out the above-mentioned activities on time, internet and telephone communication is provided among the liaison officers from Military Status Law Enforcement Agencies that are the members of the union.

TAKM COMMISSIONS

     Four commissions are established in order to initiate cooperation in the activity areas, to promote common inheritance by means of exchange of experience, to plan initiatives to be made, and to develop common activities;

          *   Operation and Organization Issues,

          *   Fight against Crime,

          *   Personnel and Training Cooperation Issues,

          *   Logistics, Technology and Research-Development Issues.

     The country of Presidency assigns a Chairman of Meeting. The Chairman of Meeting heads the commissions.

     Each member state hosts the commission meeting alternately according to the schedule planned previously. The dates, places and the subjects of the Commission Meetings that will be held in the next period are established in the Council which is organized in every year.

     At the end of every year, Conclusions of Commission Meeting are submitted to the Council by Presidency Secretariat for approval.

     A working protocol is prepared in order to increase the continuance and order of the Commission meetings.

Working Procedures of Commission on Operation and Organization Issues

  Commission on Operation and Organization Issues ensures improvement of cooperation in the following areas by means of information and experience exchange:

*         Laws, charters, regulations, directives and applications,

*         Organization, tactics and techniques regarding the duty areas,

*         Operation on Fight against Terrorism,

*         Intervention to Social Incidents,

*         Border Protection,

*         Operation on Peace Support and Protection,

*         Public Relations and the other relevant areas.

 

Working Procedures of Commission on Fight against Crime

  Commission on Fight against Crime ensures improvement of cooperation in the following areas by means of information and experience exchange:

*         Examination and evaluation of the problems on the concerned issue in order to standardize the methods that are used to manage and organize the workings with regard to public order protection.

*         Holding periodical visits on the issues of the fight against terrorism, narcotic and psychotropic substance trafficking, organized crime organizations, illicit immigration, and organizing courses and seminars.

*         Scientific research.

*         Incapacitating the explosive materials and fighting against sabotage.

*         Protection of environment and cultural properties and the other relevant areas.

Working Procedures of Commission on Personnel and Training Cooperation Issues

  Commission on Personnel and Training Cooperation Issues ensures improvement of cooperation in the following areas by means of information and experience exchange:

*         Personnel employment and management principles

*         Individual private, unit and leader training

*         Special unit and body training

*         Evaluation of training institutions and the other relevant areas.

Working Procedures of Commission on Logistics, Technology and Research Development Issues

  Commission on Logistics, Technology and Research-Development Issues ensures improvement of cooperation in the following areas by means of information and experience exchange:

*         Examination of the arms, equipment, vehicles and materials used in the course of duty,

*         Technique and methods that are used for the purposes of reconnaissance and place determination,

*         Crime Scene investigation techniques,

*         Signal Electronic Information Systems,

*         New Technologies and the other relevant areas.


 

(Working Group Meeting, Ankara, 02 March 2011)

 

(Commanders Meeting, Ankara, 08 June 2011)

 

 

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(Commanders Meeting, Ankara, 08 June 2011)

     1. COL Sovetbek ARBAEV, 2. MGEN Zakir HASANOV, 3. GEN Necdet ÖZEL, 4. BGEN Ruslan      JAKSILIKOV, 5. BGEN Togio KHURELBAATAR

 

(Working Group Meeting, Ankara, 18 January 2012)

 

(Working Group Meeting, Baku, 12 May 2012)

 

(Working Group Meeting, Baku, 08 January 2013)

 

(Council Meeting, Baku, 25 January 2013)

 

(Council Meeting, Baku, 25 January 2012)

(Council Meeting, Baku, 25 January 2013)