President’s Message

President of the Turkish Court of Accounts (SAYISTAY)

Turkish Court of Accounts (TCA) welcomes all the delegates from SAIs of ASOSAI and EUROSAI joining to the 1st ASOSAI-EUROSAI Joint Conference to be held on 22-24 September 2011 in Istanbul.

I believe that the first ever Joint Conference, as stressed in the strategic plans of the INTOSAI, which will take place in the meeting point of the two continents will contribute to enhancing cooperation between two regional working groups of the Organization, ASOSAI and EUROSAI.

Transparency and accountability are two essential pillars a successful government should rest upon. It is the duty of SAIs to hold governments accountable and to force them to conduct their activities in a transparent way. But there are many challenges for doing this important duty. I hope that during the Conference, we will have an important opportunity to discuss and share experiences on significant and relevant matters.

Moreover, we hope all delegates will have a great chance to contact with gorgeous Turkish culture.

We wish all the colleagues a pleasant stay in the beautiful city of Istanbul.

Dr. Recai AKYEL
President of Turkish Court of Accounts