You are cordially invited to attend the Seminar organized by the Department of Archaeology on Zoom on Thursday 9 December 2021 at 17:30
by Zeynep Boz, Head of the Department for Combatting Illicit Trafficking at the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey:
« Prevention of Illicit Trafficking in Cultural Property : Turkish Approach »
***This is an online event. To obtain Zoom link and password, please contact to the department.
Zeynep Boz works as the Head of the Department for Combatting Illicit Trafficking at the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey. After graduating from the Department of Prehistory at Ankara University, she started her professional career in 2007 as an associate expert in the Ministry. She gained her expert title upon defending her expertise thesis on the UNIDROIT 1995 Convention and Bilateral Agreements in 2010. She was invited to join the UNESCO 1970 Convention Secretariat in 2014. In 2015, she was appointed as the focal point of UNESCO to the UN Security Council for the implementation of the paragraphs 15-17 of the UNSC Resolution 2199. She returned to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey in early 2017. Her responsibilities include the implementation of the UNESCO 1970 Convention, organizing training and awareness-raising programs, contributing to the planning of Turkey’s policies on preventing illicit trafficking at the international level as well as dealing with restitution cases, coordinating all domestic agencies for preventative measures. In 2018 Zeynep Boz drafted “a toolkit for European judiciary and law enforcement” for UNESCO. She holds three Ministerial awards and several certificates of achievement related to the fight against illicit trafficking as well as a diploma of Art, Law and Ethics (Institute of Art and Law, London, UK).