Message of President Mr. BAS

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I am honored and excited about the opportunity to serve as the President of the European Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (EUROSAI) for 2017-2020.

The occasion that the Turkish Court of Accounts (TCA) took over the Presidency from the Netherlands Court of Audit was the Xth EUROSAI Congress which was held in Istanbul on 22-25 May 2017. The theme of the Congress was “Implementation of ISSAIs; Challenges and Solutions” and along with this topic, outstanding problems in the field of public sector audit and other emerging issues related to the evolving role of the SAIs were also addressed. The Congress has proved to be quite substantial and fruitful with the participation of all our esteemed colleagues and provided an invaluable opportunity to come together for exchanging our ideas and experiences.

I would like to restate that great value will be added to the EUROSAI community with your valuable contributions by developing collaboration opportunities in the framework of the “open dialogue” principle and working in harmony during the Presidency of the TCA.

I am confident that we will be steadfast for ensuring the increasing participation in all EUROSAI activities, being more responsive, agile and flexible in every aspect. In the coming years, our accomplishments will be in line with the EUROSAI mission and vision as well as the strategic goals of the EUROSAI Strategic Plan. In this regard, we will devote all our efforts and energy to successfully accomplish the objectives regarding brokering professional cooperation and facilitating institutional capacity development of the members. Along with this, as the holder of the Overall Governance and Culture Portfolio, we put great emphasis on the new governance structure and functioning of the portfolios.
I truly appreciate your support in the coming years and look forward to working in harmony to add great value to the EUROSAI community during our Presidency. 

Availing myself of this opportunity, I would like to convey my best wishes for your personal health and happiness and for the success and prosperity of your SAI/Organization and extend my thanks in advance for your future contributions.

Seyit Ahmet BAŞ
EUROSAI President
President of Turkish Court of Accounts