Checks and Balances Network


In the year 2012, 33 non-governmental organizations, including the Marmara Group Foundation, met with the dream of Turkey, where we live freely with our differences, we know our rights are under guarantee, the justice is distributed equally, the administration is transparent, came together. In the framework of 108 proposals with common aspirations, the Balance and Supervision Network (DDA) was founded.

The Network, combined with the view that a balance and supervision system was essential for guaranteeing the rights and freedoms of the individuals with a new constitution, decided to continue to work for the settlement of the balance and supervision system with the aim of strong democracy over time while focusing only on the work of the new constitution in the beginning.

After completing the phases of growth and development, the network went to a new structuring, "strategic reform groups," on decision-making and implementation mechanisms of the Network, in order to make more impact in the society, to increase participation, and to protect collaboration of Network members with working together. The Balance and Supervision Network carried out its' sustainable advocacy works in different reform areas through the Constitution Reform Group, the Legislative Reform Group, the Executive Reform Group, the Judiciary Reform Group, the Local Administrations Reform Group, the Media Reform Group and the Civil Society Reform Group, within the framework of the strategies specified by the Network.

Each group develops and advocates short, medium, long-term reforms. The reform areas on which he or she is working must be in an accountable, transparent and participatory, equitable and supervisory system, independent and effective, without discrimination of gender, belief, ethnicity, political affiliation, language, geography, education and economic situation.

Internal Evaluation Group, Communication Group, Writing Team were also formed to support and guide the decision-making mechanism Coordination Group and to share their authority. Thus, instead of a single decision mechanism in the DDA's structure, a new system has been established that fits the values that Balance and Supervision Network claimed, where responsibilities are shared and supervised one another.

Today, nearly 300 members and NGO representatives, who work voluntarily in line with the same targets and on the side of the democracy with different approaches, are within the Balance and Supervision Network. Marmara Group Foundation EU and Human Rights Platform President Müjgan Suver is the spokesperson for the Judiciary Reform Group and is active in the network as a member of the Coordination Group and DDA spokesperson, who form the administrative staff at the national level.

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Checks and Balances Network Discussed the New Structure

Saturday, Feburary 25, 2017 - Read : 363

The representatives of the Coordination Group, Communication Group and Internal Audit Group have gathered in Antalya for three-days meeting marathon on the dates of February 26-27, 2017 in order to form the new structure of the Checks and Balances Network and determine the intergroup duties and responsibilities. Müjgan Suver, who is in the Checks and Balances Network on behalf of the Marmara Group Foundation, was elected in the Coordination Group as a representative of the Judicial Reform Group. At the meeting that took place in Antalya, Müjgan Suver, Şakir Gürel and Gamze Pamuk were elected as representatives of the Checks and Balances Network.

Constitutional Meeting

Saturday, Feburary 10, 2017 - Read : 436

Mujgan Suver chaired the Constitutional Meeting, in which Prof. Dr. Fuat Keyman and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Levent Korkut made a speech on behalf of Checks and Balances Network, before the Plebiscite. The criterion must be, “Balance, check and democracy" Prof. Dr. Fuat Keyman and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Levent Korkut made a speech to media with an interactive meeting about the amendment of Constitution on behalf of Checks and Balances Network, which is consisted of 300 Non Governmental Organization, in Ankara where their head office is.(PLEASE CLICK THE TITLE FOR DETAILS)

Checks and Balances Monitoring Network Advocacy Team met

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - Read : 618

Following the agenda for the proposal of the new constitution in the Turkish Parliament last week,Checks and Balances Monitoring Network Advocacy Team met in Antalya, 16-18 December 2016 for a two-day meeting to examine new proposal's coherence with checks and balance mechanisms.

Members of The Network of Checks and Balances Meet in Istanbul

Thursday, November 24, 2016 - Read : 599

Network of Checks and Balances has held an exploratory meeting with its members in Istanbul moderated by Mujgan Suver in representation of the Marmara Group Foundation, a member of the Coordination Group.(PLEASE CLICK THE TITLE FOR DETAILS)

Network of Checks and Balances realizes its 2nd Great Meeting in Ankara

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - Read : 280

Marmara Group Foundation's long standing collaborator (since 2011) Network of Checks and Balances has convened in Ankara in 27-28 October 2016. At this meeting, in which issues pertaining to the recent political developments and current state of affairs formed the crux of the discussions, the spokesperson of the legislation working group Müjgan Suver has represented the foundation. The wide range of stake holders and members discussed the agenda for each component of the network, as well as defined and allocated roles and responsibilities for the sustainability of the network. As a result of the assessments, it was decided that Marmara Group Strategic and Social Research Foundation shall continue work under the Democratic Participation Group as a component of the Network much like the Istanbul Policy Center -IPC, or National Democratic Institute -NDI.

Network of Checks and Balances realises its 2nd Great Meeting in Istanbul

Tuesday, Feburary 23, 2016 - Read : 450

The network of Checks and Balances, which has been working on a new constitution based upon the principles of participatory, pluralistic and democratic approach rendering the focus on transparency and accountability since 2014, held its 2nd Great Meeting on February 20-21, 2016 in Istanbul.(PLEASE CLICK THE TITLE FOR DETAILS)

Network for Checks and Balances bring together various groups aiming to facilitate participatory and comprehensive process for the permanent peace

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - Read : 1013

Checks and Balances Network brings together different groups through the building of a participatory and comprehensive process to achieve permanent peace. The Network performed the first of the meetings which are organized with the aim of getting process-embracing views from different segments of society on January 14, 2016 together with the expert-group composed of academicians and journalists. The first of the meetings held on Thursday, January 14, 2016 in Istanbul with the aims of obtaining proprietorial views from different parts of the society and forming suggestions targeting a participatory and comprehensive process for permanent peace were realized with attendance of the experts in fields of academy and journalism. During the first meeting organized with the experts from the fields of politics, law and international relations, the current political and societal situation was scrutinized. Furthermore, an exchange of views took place with regard to the reason of the involvement of the Network within the building of the process and the related fields focused on, and the elimination of the current obstacles by means of the possible concrete steps to be taken in the course of process building.

Members of the Network for Checks and Balances come together in Istanbul

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - Read : 1062

In relation the preparation session for the Grand Meeting to be held on February 20, 2016, the members of Network for Checks and Balances in Istanbul came together to discuss the institutional and advocacy priorities of the Network prior to the big event. During the meeting of January 12, 2016, the members exchanged views on the institutional and advocacy priorities of the Network. Different groups were constituted and each was assigned a moderator at the time of the discussions. Mrs. Müjgan Suver, the president of the EU and Human Rights Platform of the Marmara Group Foundation, acted as the member of the Coordination Group and took over the moderation of her group. At the group meetings, the remarkable standpoints were compiled and shared with the other participants.

The Preparations for the 2nd Grand Meeting of the Network for Checks and Balances on the go

Saturday, January 08, 2016 - Read : 868

The President of the EU and Human Rights Platform, Mrs. Müjgan Suver, also the member and Spokeswoman of the Network for Checks and Balances was in Ankara prior to the meeting of the organisation. In the preparatory meeting of the Second Plenary Session to be held on the February 20-21st, 2016 in Istanbul, Mrs. Suver and the other members of Working Group of the Decision Makers exchanged views and discussed about the necessities to be reflected upon the priorities of the advocacy and institutive priorities of the Network.

Network of Balance and Control pays a visit to the Diyarbakır Bar Association

Monday, December 14, 2015 - Read : 1075

As the Spokesperson of Coordination Group of the Balance and Network –Mrs. Müjgan Suver–, the President of the EU and Human Rights Platform paid together with the related representatives a solidarity visit to the Borough of Diyarbakır on occasion of condolence for the late lawyer Tahir Elçi. In addition to the visit, the representatives of the Balance and Control joined by the related delegations of the Center of the Dicle Social Researches (DITAM) exchanged views about the latest developments in the Region.