INTERPOL Online National iARMS Training for Turkey
On 16-17 December 2020, INTERPOL, with the financial support of the European Union, organized a virtual National iARMS Training for Turkey. The training aimed to train officers from firearms Turkish national law enforcement institutions in the effective use of the iARMS system. The training course also included modules on firearms identification, firearms tracing and emerging trends specific to firearms trafficking and firearms-related crimes.
Funded by the European Union, the INTERPOL Illicit Arms Records and tracing Management System (iARMS) is a platform that facilitates information exchange and investigative cooperation between law enforcement agencies in relation to the international movement of illicit firearms. Countries are encouraged to upload records of lost and stolen firearms in iARMS. Consequently, in the case of a recovered firearm, the database is queried and the country can identify when and where the firearm was diverted into illegal possession. Should the query does not generate a positive result, the user can send a request to the country of manufacture, country of last legal import (if marked on the firearm) and to any country that may be connected to the case.