Turkey has established a new specialty area for investigating digital forensics in the wake of the 90 day of State of Emergency declared on 21 July 2016. Accordingly, the Digital Forensics Specialization Department was established within Turkey’s Forensic Medicine Institution on 1 September 2016.

The new Digital Forensics Specialization Department is authorized to:

  • Conduct necessary examinations on informatics related topics requested by the courts, magistracies and prosecution offices;
  • Conduct examinations, research and analysis on information systems that function to collect, process, store or transfer data and on all types of numerical and electronic materials;
  • Report the results of the foregoing.

Please see this link for the full text of Decree No 674 Making Certain Arrangements within the scope of the State of Emergency (2nd Duplicate Official Gazette, published on 1 September 2016; only available in Turkish). The Decree amends Law No. 2659 on Forensic Medicine Institution dated 14 April 1982.

Information first published in the MA | Gazette, a fortnightly legal update newsletter produced by Moroğlu Arseven.