Kaan Furkan Gülsoy

Senior Legal Adviser

Kaan joined the IIJ in April 2023 as a Senior Legal Adviser, seconded by the Government of Türkiye. Prior to joining the IIJ, he served as a Rapporteur Judge at the Ministry of Justice of Türkiye, Directorate General For Foreign Relations And European Union Affairs, where he worked on mutual legal assistance (MLA), extradition, and transfer of sentenced persons and has expertise in drafting bilateral agreements on these areas.
He also worked on Turkey’s FATF assessment process and contributed to training and awareness-raising activities on combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, development of institutional infrastructure, and drafting of laws, regulations, and circulars on these fields.
In addition to representing his country in numerous Council of Europe and United Nations events, Kaan has contributed to CAHAI studies, especially through his master’s degree in Information Technology Law at Hacettepe University.



Mark Bedford

Senior Investigations Adviser

Mark joined the IIJ as Senior Investigations Adviser in September 2022 seconded by the Government of the United Kingdom. As a British Police Officer for 27 years, he served as a Senior Investigating Officer in the fields of counter-terrorism and major crime including the management of high-risk investigations at both strategic and tactical levels, leading covert deployments to manage risk within kidnap, threats to life and gun crime investigations.

Mark has extensive experience working with international law enforcement partners within national and international frameworks to ensure the protection of Human Rights and legal compliance in counter-terrorism investigations. 

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