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Participation in the working group meeting for INTERPOL project Kalkan

12 April 2017

A representative of CIS ATC took part in the working group meeting for INTERPOL project Kalkan on “Interdicting foreign terrorist-fighters travelling to conflict zones through project Kalkan” on 11-12 April 2017 in Baku, Azerbaijan Republic.

The participants of the event shared relevant experiences and case studies in identification and interception of citizens’ travel to conflict zones and discussed possible use of INTERPOL’s tools in the course of investigations.
Project Kalkan – meaning Shield in Central Asian countries – is one of several key regional components of Interpol’s multi-region Fusion Task Force, which was created in September 2002 to identify active terrorist groups, and to collect, share and analyze information and intelligence on their activities in the Central-Asian region. The first working group meeting for Project Kalkan was held in Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan in 2004.

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