International Assistance and Cooperation
In terms of cross-border activities, the Governments of Turkey and Greece have signed a protocol for the establishment of a Joint Hellenic-Turkish Standby Disaster Response Unit to improve joint cooperation and response to disasters. With the aim of implementing this protocol a joint exercise was conducted successfully in Ankara in December 2006.
Other bilateral agreements include a Memorandum of Understanding with France in the field of search and rescue, which is currently under development, and a Memorandum of Understanding with Sudan for the technical training of Sudanese Civil Protection personnel, which is set to be signed.
Technical cooperation agreements have been signed with UNDP and cooperation activities are currently ongoing with Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine.