Turkey's "Halal Accreditation Institution" spent 12 million liras for one accreditation in two years

The Halal Accreditation Institution, which was established to give ‘halal certificate’, spent 12 million Turkish liras in two years, and accredited only Turkish Standards Institution.
Friday, 24 January 2020 15:40

The CHP Izmir MP Mahir Polat inquired about the Halal Accreditation Institution at the Assembly. His inquiry was responded by the Minister of Trade Ruhsar Pekcan.

According to Polat, spending 12 million Turkish liras and giving only one accreditation in two years is wasting the state’s and nation’s money.

"The Institution’s infrastructure relating to legislation, informatics, and education was established. 15 courses in 7 months were organized to educate the personnel about the education infrastructure. 24 personnel were temporarily appointed to the Institution from other state institutions. Now, 32 personnel are actively working, and only the Turkish Standards Institution is accredited," explained Polat.

The fundamental duty of the Halal Accreditation Institution is "the promotion of the export of Turkish goods and the Turkish companies that provide necessary documents." 

"A budget of 15,710,500 Turkish liras was given to the Institution between 2018 and 2019, and the Institution spent 11,468,457 until now. The Directorate General of National Property provided the Institution with a building that belonged to the Treasury, and hence, the Institution does not spend money on rent and so on," the MP said.