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  1. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 6771 dated 11 February 2017 to amend the Constitution of the Republic of Turkey. (Turkiye Cumhuriyeti Anayasasinda degisiklik yapilmasina dair kanun. ) - Official Gazette in Turkish

    Adoption: 2017-01-21 | Date of entry into force: 2017-04-16 | TUR-2017-L-105785

    Pending the public referendum of Spring 2017, the Act amends the Turkish Consitution as follow:

    It amends article 9 by adding the word "impartial" after independant and reads "Judicial power shall be exercised by independent and impartial courts on behalf of the Turkish Nation."
    It changes "five hundred fifty" deputies by "six hundred" deputies of article 75.
    It amends para 1 of article 76 by replacing the age of being eligible to become a deputy from over 25 to 18 years old; and replaces the sentence "who have not performed compulsory military service" of para 2 with "who have ties to military service".
    It amends article 77 "Election term of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey and of the President of the Republic" and reads as follow: "Elections for the Grand National Assembly of Turkey and for the President of the Republic shall be held on the same day every five years.
    A deputy whose term of office expires is eligible for re-election.
    If the required majority is not reached in the first ballot of the presidential election, a second ballot shall be held according to the procedure in Article 101."
    It amends article 87 regarding the duties and powers of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.

    It repeals the title of article 98 and amends article 98 relating to the activities of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.

    It amends article 101 on the nomination and election of the President of the Republic.

    It amends article 104 concerning the duties and powers of the President of the Republic; article 105 regarding the President’s criminal liability; article 106 on the Vice Presidents, Acting for the President and Ministers; article 116 on the renewal of elections to the Grand National Assembly of Turkey and for the President of the Republic; repeals the title "III. Extraordinary administration procédures" and replaces it by "III. Administration of States of Emergency" and amends article 119; adds a new para to article 142 regarding the formation, duties and powers, functioning and trial procedures of the courts; amends article 161 and its title with "Budget and Final Accounts".

    It repeals several provisions: E. Authorization to issue decrees having the force of law; articles 91 (B. Censure), 99 (C. Parliamentary investigation), 100 (B. Election), 102 (G. General Secretariat of the President of the Republic), 107 (II. Council of Ministers), 109 (B. Taking office and vote of confidence), 110 (C. Vote of confidence while in office), 111 (D. Functions and political responsibilities), 112 (E. The formation of ministries, and ministers), 113 (F. Provisional Council of Ministers during élections), 114 (G. Régulations), 115 (2. Declaration of state of emergency because of widespread acts of violence and serious deterioration of public order), 120 (3. Rules regarding the states of emergency), 121 (B. Martial law, mobilization and state of war), 122 (H. Military justice), 145 (D. High Military Court of Appeals), 156 (E. High Military Administrative Court), 157 (B. Debate on the budget), 162 (C. Principles governing budgetary amendments), 163 and 164 (D. Final accounts).

    It adds a provisional article 21 regarding the arrangements required to be undertaken by the Grand National Assembly of Turkey after the entry into force of this Act and the amendments made.

  2. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 6763 dated 24/11/2016 amending the criminal Procedure Code and some Acts. (Ceza Muhakemesi Kanunu ile Bazi Kanunlarda Degişiklik Yapılmasına Dair Kanun) - Official Gazette in Turkish

    Adoption: 2016-11-11 | Date of entry into force: 2016-12-02 | TUR-2016-L-105812

    Amends para 1 and 5 of article 8 of Labour Courts Act No. 5521 of 30 January 1950 (monetary limits).

    Amends the New Turkish Criminal Code No. 5237 dated 26.09.2004 by adding a sentence to para 1 of article 54 (confiscation decision); amends para 1 and 4 of article 75 (prepayement cases), para 1 and 3 of article 103 (punishment for sexual exploitation of children), para 1 of article 158, para 1 of article 174, para 1 of article 179, para 4 of article 192, para 3 of article 227, para 1 of article 228, article 297 (sentences).

    Amends various provisions of Act No. 5271 of 4 December 2004, Criminal Procedure Code: title and article 19 (venue of the hearing); para 4 of article 100, adds a new sentence to para 1 of article 105 (offenses committed within the framework of organizational activity); adds a para to article 112 (sanction in case of a violation of the judicial control order); amends para 2 (a) and point 9 of article 128 (organs or tissue trade); amends para 1, 4, 6, 8 and adds a new sentence after para 6 (time to render a decision); articles 139, 140, 191, 202, 232, 247, 248, 253, 254, 307 (drugs, organs or tissue trade, usury, documents considered as proof in front of courts, judgement reasoning, prosecutor, accused persons, conciliation desk, conciliation procedures undertaken by courts, resistance decisions).

    Adds a temporary article 10 to Act No. 5320 of 23 March 2005 for the application of the Act No. 5271 of 4 December 2004 on procedures in penal judgements (procedure in case of resistance decisions).

    Amends the Code of Civil Procedure (Act No. 6100 dated 12.01.2011): para 2, 3 and 4 of article 341 (replaces "one thousand five hundred" by "three thousand") and adds a new sentence after para 2 (non-pecuniary compensation cases); para 1 (a) and 2 of article 362 (replaces "twenty five thousand" with "forty thousand"); para 5 of article 373 (resistance décisions); adds an additional article 1 (Increasing monetary limits) and additional article 4 (resistance decisions).

  3. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 6718 dated 20 May 2016 to amend the Constitution of the Republic of Turkey. (Turkiye Cumhuriyeti Anayasasinda degisiklik yapilmasina dair kanun.) - Gazette in Turkish

    Adoption: 2016-05-20 | Date of entry into force: 2016-06-08 | TUR-2016-L-103262

    It adds a temporary Article 20 to the Constitution of the Republic of Turkey No. 2709 dated 7 November 1982 (legislative immunity).

  4. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 6715 dated 6 May 2016 amending Labour Law and Turkish Turkish Employment Agency Law. (Is Kanunu ile Turkiye is kurumu kanununda degisiklik yapilmasina dair kanun.) - Gazette in Turkish

    Adoption: 2016-05-06 | Date of entry into force: 2016-05-20 | TUR-2016-L-103260

    It amends Labour Law No. 4857 dated 22 May 2003 as follow:
    Article 7 (Temporary work relationship; special employment agency); rename the title of article 14 by "On-call and remote working" and adds a new para ("employment relationship established in writing between the employer and the employee based on rendering services within the scope of the work organisation established by the employer from outside of the workplace".); adds a new sentence to para 2 of article 63 (working time in the tourism sector; collective bargaining agreements); amends article 99 (fines in case of infringement of the Law); adds a temporary article 7 (exceptions for agreements concluded prior to the amendments to the Law).

    It amends Turkish Turkish Employment Agency Law No. 4904 dated 25 June 2003 as follow :
    It adds a definition to para 1 of article 2 (Private employment agency); amends article 17 (Establishment of private employment agencies, scope of activity, granting and supervising the authority to establish temporary business relations); amends article 18 (Authorisation to establish a private employment agency and the cancellation of the authority to establish temporary business relations); amends article 19 ("Rights and obligations of private employment agencies); amends article 20 (Administrative fines for activities conducted without authorisations).

  5. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 6552 dated 10.09.2014 to amend the Labour Act and some Acts and Decrees having force of Law and restructuring some public receivables. (Is Kanunu ile Bazi Kanun ve Kanun Hukmunde Kararnamelerde Degisiklik Yapilmasi ile Bazi Alacaklarin Yeniden Yapilandirilmasina Dair Kanun.) - Gazete in Turkish

    Adoption: 2014-09-10 | Date of entry into force: 2014-09-11 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2015-04-01 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2015-01-10 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2014-05-13 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2015-01-01 | TUR-2014-L-97686

    It amends, inter alia, the following Acts:

    - Labour Act No. 4857 of 22 May 2003: article 3 para 1: replaces the words "6working days" with "30 working days" and amends its sentence 5 (appeal to court decision); adds a new sentence to article 18 para 1 (seniority for underground workers); amends para 5 of article 36 (payment of subcontractors); adds a new para following para 8 of article 41 (extra-working hours for underground workers); adds a new sentence to para 4 of article 53 (additional 4 days paid leave for underground workers); adds a new para to article 56 (subcontractors); adds a new sentence to para 1 of article 63 (working hours of underground workers); adds paragraphs to article 112 (subcontractors).
    - Act No. 6331 on Occupational Health and Safety dated 20 June 2012: adds a new point (e) to para 2 of article 2 (maritime transport); para 1 of article 6 (health services); para 2 of article 15 (occupational health reports); para 1 (b) of article 30 (occupational health and security).
    - Act No. 6356 on Trade Unions and Collective Labour Agreement dated 18 October 2012: adds a new point (10) to article 26 (payment of premiums); para 1 and 2 of article 41 (percentages); adds an additional article 1 (quota).
    - Act No. 4817 on work permits for foreigners dated 27 February 2003: article 6 (work permits).
    - Act No. 4447 of 25 August 1999 establishing Unemployment Insurance: para 3 of article 46 (works under contract); adds a new sentence to para 3 of article 50 (court case).
    - Social Security Institution Act No. 5502 dated 16 May 2006: para 1 of article 3 (educational activities); adds a point (ç) to para 1 of article 23 (education, research); adds a new article 25/B (duties of the education, research and development institution); adds a new para to article 28 (employment of experts); para 2 of article 29 (education, research and development institution); amends para (d) of para 1 of article 34 (use of incomes) and adds a new para (h) (incomes); adds a new para after para 4 of article 35 (protection of personal data of insured persons); amends article 36 (exemptions); amends annex 1 (education, research and development).
    - Social Insurance and General Health Insurance Act No. 5510 of 31 May 2006: amends article 6 (international conventions on social security); replaces the number "55" by "50" of para 6 of article 28 and changes the word "invalid" by "heavy handicapped"; adds a new sentence to para 1 of article 40 (calculation of premiums, etc.); amends point (a) of para 1 of article 41 (calculation of payment of paid leaves for birth); adds a new sentence after first sentence of para 6 of article 61 (students); replaces the number "2" by "3" of point (e) of para 1 of article 63; amends para 1 (b) of article 64 (contracts, private health services); article 68 para 5 is amended (treatments); adds a new para to article 72 (medical researches); amends sentence 2 of para 10 of article 73 and adds a new para (payments); amends para 1 of article 82 (work abroad); adds a new point g) after para 21 of article 88 (declarations); changes the words "six months" with "twelve months" of para 4 article 97; adds a new para to article 103 (inspections); adds an additional article 9 (insurance of home services workers); adds new paragraphs after para 3 of article 41 (immovable properties of the institution); adds temporary articles 53 (income tests), 54 (registration of chamber of commerce, etc.), 55 (deadline for payment of debts), 56 (applications deadlines), 57 (payment of debts), 58 (statistics), 59 (payment of salaries to insured miners dead in the accident of Manisa on 13.5.2014) and temporary article 60 (reorganisation for the payment of debts).
    -Labour Courts Act No. 5521 of 30 January 1950: it adds a new para to article 7 (application to social security institution before filling court case).

  6. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 6545 dated 18 June 2014 to amend the Turkish Criminal Code and some Acts. (Turk Ceza Kanunu ile Bazi Kanunlarda Degisiklik Yapilmasina Dair Kanun) - Gazete in Turkish

    Adoption: 2014-06-18 | Date of entry into force: 2014-06-28 | TUR-2014-L-97437

    It amends the following Acts:
    - Turkish Criminal Code No. 5237 dated 26.09.2004: adds a new para (5) to Article 12 (corruption); Article 18 (penalty, investigations); Article 102 (sexual behavior and abuses, penalties); Article 103 (sexual abuses on child, penalties); Article 104 para 1 replaces the words "from six months to two" by "two years to five" and adds para (2) and (3) (victime of crimes); Article 105 (crimes); Article 142 para 1 (b) is repealed and adds a new para (h) and (5) (goods sequestrated, theft cases); words "up to one third" replaced by "half" of Article 143; Article 149 para 1 (d); word "six" of para 1 of Article 152 is replaced by "four" and word "two" of para 2 is replaced by "one" and a new para 3 is added (crime of damaging property); replaces duration of penalties mentioned in Article 188 para 1; replaces the words "two to five years" with "five to ten years" of para 1 and 2 of Article 190; Article 191 (illegal drugs); Article 277 para 1 (penalties).

    - Act No. 5271 of 4 December 2004, Criminal Procedure Code:
    Adds new para 3 (criminal investigation) and 4 (compensation paid by the State); changes words of Article 173 para 1 (criminal court); adds a new sentence after first sentence of para 8 (supervision time); para 2 of Article 260 (competent courts); para 3 (a) and (b)(appeal procedure); para 3 of Article 273 (appeal procedure); para 1 of Article 279 (existence of appeal); para 1 (a) of Article 280 (rejection of appeal); para 2 (d) of Article 286 (sanctions).

    - Act No. 5320 of 23 March 2005 for the application of the Act No. 5271 of 4 December 2004 on procedures in penal judgements: Adds an additional Article 1 (references made to crimial courts) and temporary Articles 6 and 8 (dates of entry into force).

  7. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 6529 dated 02.03.2014 to amend various Acts with the purpose of advancing the Fundamental Rights and Liberties. (Temel Hak ve Hurriyetlerin Gelistirilmesi Amaciyla Cesitli Kanunlarda Degisiklik Yapilmasina Dair Kanun.) - Gazete in Turkish

    Adoption: 2014-03-02 | Date of entry into force: 2014-03-13 | TUR-2014-L-97688

    It amends the New Turkish Criminal Code No. 5237 dated 26.09.2004: it amends article 112 (prevention to access to education and training), article 113 (prevention to access to public services), article 115 para 2 (sanctions), article 122 (Hatred and discrimination). It repeals article 222.

  8. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 6526 to amend the Act on the Fight Against Terrorism, the Act on Criminal Procedures and some other Acts. (Terorle Mucadele Kanunu ve Ceza Muhakemesi Kanunu ile Bazi Kanunlarda Degisiklik Yapilmasina dair Kanun) - Gazette in Turkish

    Adoption: 2014-02-21 | Date of entry into force: 2014-03-06 | TUR-2014-L-97687

    It amends the following Acts:

    - Act No. 3713 concerning the struggle against terrorism dated 12 April 1991: it adds a temporary article 14 (abolishement of specially empowered courts).

    - New Turkish Criminal Code No. 5237 dated 26 September 2004:it replaces the words "from six months" to "from one year" of para 1 of article 135; replaces the words "from one year" to "from two years" of para 1 of article 136; replaces the words "jail sentence from six months to one year" with "jail sentence from one year to two years" mentioned in para 1 of article 138 and adds a new para 2 to the article (subject of the crime).

    - Act No. 5271 of 4 December 2004, Criminal Procedure Code:
    amends articles 91 para 2 (concrete evidence), article 94 (guarantee that a detainee is to be brought before the court within 24 hours of being detained), articles 100 para 1, para 1 article 116, para 1 of article 128, para 1 of article 134, para 1 of article 135, para 1 of article 139, article 140 (concrete evidence, investigation),; article 161 (crimes); 169 para 4 (investigations).

  9. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 6353 amending some Acts and Decrees having force of Law. (Bazi Kanun ve Kanun Hükmünde Kararnamelerde Degisiklik Yapilmasina Dair Kanun No. 6353, 04/07/2012.) - Turkish Official Gazette

    Adoption: 2012-07-04 | Date of entry into force: 2012-07-12 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2013-01-01 | TUR-2012-L-91842

    This Act amends various provisions of Social Insurance and General Health Insurance Act No. 5510 of 31 May 2006:
    - adds a new para to article 6 (Ministry of Youth and Sports, Sports General Directorate, Turkey Football Federation);
    - adds a new para to Article 41 para 1 (a) (students sent abroad); adds a provisional article 42 (right to apply to the administration within 60 days);
    - adds a provisional article 43 (rights of students coming back from their studies abroad);
    - adds a provisional article 44 (rights of civil servants subject to disciplinary sanctions);
    - amends para 5 of article 47 and para 15 (c) (occupational disease);
    - amends para 1 (f) of article 69 (occupational disease);
    - adds a para to article 73 (occupational disease, pensions, war veterans, etc.);
    - adds a new para to provisional article 4 (disability pension);
    - adds a new para to provisional article 14, para 1 (occupational disease, disability pension);
    - adds a new para to provisional article 18, para 2 (invalidity pension).

    It repeals para 4 of provisional article 6 of Turkish Commercial Code, Act No. 6102 dated 13.01.2011.

    It amends various provisions of Act No. 5434 (of 8 June 1949) on the Retirement Fund of the Turkish Republic:
    - adds a new para to article 56 para 1 (rights of victims of terrorist acts of certain categories of persons, etc.);
    - amends para 4 of article 72 (Compensation to public Officials);
    - adds a sentence to para 1 of article 77 (army officers under contract);
    - adds a provisional article 224 (rights of disabled persons).

  10. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 6284 dated 8 March 2012 to Protect Family and Prevent Violence against Women. (Ailenin Korunmasi ve Kadina Karsi siddetin Önlenmesine Dair Kanun.)

    Adoption: 2012-03-08 | Date of entry into force: 2012-03-20 | TUR-2012-L-91822

    Part I - The Aim, Content, Fundamental Principles and Definitions
    Part II - The Provisions on Protective and Preventive Measures
    Part III - Establishing the Centres, the Support Services and the Inter-Agency Coordination
    Part IV - Financial Provisions
    Part V - Various and Final Provisions

    Repeals the Family Protection Act No. 4320 dated 14/1/1998.

  11. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 6271 on Presidential Elections. (Cumhurbaskani Seçimi Kanunu.) - Gazette in Turkish

    Adoption: 2012-01-19 | Date of entry into force: 2012-01-26 | TUR-2012-L-91819

    Part I - General provisions
    Part II - Pre-election Works
    Part III - Works on Election Day
    Part IV - Works to do after the election, and Final Provisions

  12. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 6216 dated 30 March 2011 on the establishment and rules of procedure of the Constitutional Court. (Anayasa Mahkemesinin Kuruluşu ve Yargılama Usulleri Hakkında Kanun No. 6216) - Gazette in Turkish Venice Commission: European Commission for democracy through law

    Adoption: 2011-03-30 | Date of entry into force: 2011-04-03 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2012-09-23 | TUR-2011-L-88934

    PART 1 - General provisions
    PART 2 - Membership of the Constitutional Court
    PART 3 - Organization
    PART 4 - Examination and trial procedures
    PART 5 - Financial provisions, personnel matters

  13. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 6215 dated 29.03.2011 amending some Acts. (Bazı Kanunlarda Değişiklik Yapılmasına Dair Kanun No. 6215, 29.03.2011.) - Gazette in Turkish

    Adoption: 2011-03-29 | Date of entry into force: 2011-04-12 | TUR-2011-L-88943

    Amends, inter alia, several provisions of the Commercial Act No. 6762 of 29 June 1956:
    - Adds a new paragraph after the second paragraph of Article 28 (rules and regulations for the trade registry records to be kept in an electronic format);
    - Adds a new paragraph after the first paragraph of Article 66 and amends the second paragraph (rules and regulations once the trade registry records are kept in an electronic format);
    - Adds two paragraphs after the first paragraph of Article 401 (shareholders).

  14. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 6214 dated 17 March 2011 to amend the Constitution of the Republic of Turkey. (Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Anayasasında Değişiklik Yapılması Hakkında Kanun No. 6214.) - Gazette in Turkish

    Adoption: 2011-03-17 | Date of entry into force: 2011-03-29 | TUR-2011-L-88935

    Replaces the title of Article 59 by "B. Development of Sport and arbitration" and adds a paragraph concerning discipline decision, appeal, arbitration.

  15. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Turkish Commercial Code, Act No. 6102 dated 13.01.2011. (Türk Ticaret Kanunu No. 6102, 13.01.2011.) - Gazette in Turkish

    Adoption: 2011-01-14 | Date of entry into force: 2012-07-01 | TUR-2011-L-88936

    CHAPTER ONE - Commercial business
    CHAPTER TWO - Trading companies
    CHAPTER THREE - Commercial documents
    CHAPTER FOUR - Transport operations
    CHAPTER FIVE - Maritime trade
    CHAPTER SIX - Insurance law

  16. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 6103 dated 14.01.2011 on the application of the Turkish Commercial Code. (Türk Ticaret Kanununun Yürürlüğü ve Uygulama Şekli Hakkında Kanun No. 6103, 14.01.2011.) - Gazette in Turkish

    Adoption: 2011-01-14 | Date of entry into force: 2012-07-01 | TUR-2011-L-88937

    Provides the rules and procedures for the provisions application of the new Turkish Commercial Code.

  17. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 6101 dated 12.01.2011 on the entry into force of the Code of Obligations. (Türk Borçlar Kanununun Yürürlüğü ve Uygulama Şekli Hakkında Kanun No. 6101, 12.01.2011.) - Gazette in Turkish

    Adoption: 2011-01-12 | Date of entry into force: 2012-07-01 | TUR-2011-L-88939

    It provides rules for the application of the new Turkish Code of Obligations, Act No. 6098 dated 11.01.2011 (General and other provisions).

  18. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Code of Civil Procedure (Act No. 6100 dated 12.01.2011). (Hukuk Muhakemeleri Kanunu No. 6100.) - Gazette in Turkish

    Adoption: 2011-01-12 | Date of entry into force: 2011-10-01 | TUR-2011-L-88940

    Title 1 - General Provisions
    Title 2 - Types of Litigation, Litigation Terms and First Objections
    Title 3 - Written Proceedings
    Title 4 - Proof and Evidence
    Title 5 - Decision and Party Transactions that end the Case
    Title 6 - Simple Procedure
    Title 7 - Court Expenses and Legal Assistance
    Title 8 - Legal Remedies
    Title 9 - Judgement with no Contest
    Title 10 - Temporary Legal Protection
    Title 11 - Arbitration
    Title 12 - Final Provisions

  19. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Turkish Code of Obligations (Act No. 6098 dated 11.01.2011). (Türk Borçlar Kanunu No. 6098, 11.01.2011) - Gazette in Turkish

    Adoption: 2011-01-11 | Date of entry into force: 2012-07-01 | TUR-2011-L-88938

    The Code contains 22 chapters and 649 Articles and is divided into two titles:
    TITLE 1 - General provisions
    TITLE 2 - Private debt relations

    The Code deals with a variety of civil law matters including commercial contracting relationships and landlord/tenant relationships.

  20. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 6086 dated 08.12.2010 to amend the Turkish Criminal. (Türk Ceza Kanununda Değişiklik Yapılmasına Dair Kanun No.6086, 08.12.2010.) - Gazette in Turkish

    Adoption: 2010-12-08 | Date of entry into force: 2010-12-19 | TUR-2010-L-88941

    Amends of the Turkish Criminal Code No. 5237 dated 26.09.2004, Article 257 paragraph 1 (sentence "1 to 3 years" replaced by "6 months to 2 years") and paragraph 2 (sentence "6 months to 2 years" replaced by "three months to one year") and in paragraph 1 and 2, the word "earnings" replaced by "benefit; in paragraph 3, the sentence "1 to 3 years jail sentence and administrative fine up to 5000 days" replaces the words "in line with the provisions of paragraph 1".

  21. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 6008 dated 28 July 2010 amending the Act on the Fight Against Terrorism and other Acts. (KANUN No. 6008 Terörle Mücadele Kanunu ile Bazı Kanunlarda Değişiklik Yapılmasına Dair Kanun) - Gazette in Turkish

    Adoption: 2010-07-21 | Date of entry into force: 2010-07-25 | TUR-2010-L-85577

    Amends the following laws:
    - Act No. 2911 of 10.06.1983 on Meetings and Demonstrations (Articles 32-34 concerning resistance).
    - Act No. 3713 of 12.04.1991 concerning the struggle against terrorism (at the end of article 5 add the words "This section shall not apply to children."));
    - Act No. 4675 of 23.05.2001 on Judges (İnfaz Hakimliği Kanunu);
    - Act No. 5237 of 12.10.2004 - the Turkish Penal Code (Adds new sentence at the end of Art. 79(1) concerning penalties for crimes included attempts)
    - Act No. 5271 of 04.12.2004 - the Criminal Procedure Code (adds a sentence after para. 6 of Article 231 (verdict) and adds as well a sentence to Article 250 (children));
    - Act No. 5275 of 13.12.2004 - Law on Execution of Penal and Security Measures (amends Article 107 of by adding a sentence following para. 4 (provisions that do not apply to children).

  22. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 5982 dated 07 May 2010 to amend some provisions of the Constitution of the Republic of Turkey. (KANUN No. 5982 Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Anayasasının Bazı Maddelerinde Değişiklik Yapılması Hakkında Kanun) - Gazette in Turkish

    Adoption: 2010-05-07 | Date of entry into force: 2010-05-13 | TUR-2010-L-85605

    Amends several provisions of the Constitution of the Republic of Turkey No. 2709 dated 07.11.82: Article 10 (equality before the law), Article 20 (Privacy protection), Article 23 (Prohibition to leave the country), Article 41 (Family law and children's rights), Article 51 (More than 1 union membership), Article 53 (Collective bargaining), Article 54 (Strike and lockout), Article 69 (Political party closure), Article 74 (Ombudsman), Article 84 (Membership in parliament), Article 94 (Parliament's presidential board), Article 125 (Recourse to judicial review), Article 128 (The right to collective bargaining), Article 129 (The right to apply to courts), Article 144 (Judicial oversight), Article 145 (Military Justice), Article 146 (Organisation of Constitutional Court), Article 147 (Term of office and membership), Article 148 (Functions and powers), Article 149 (Functioning and trial procedure), Article 156 (Military Court of Appeal), Article 157 (High Military Administrative Court), and Article 159 (Organisation of the HSYK).

  23. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 5955 amending the Act on the submission of Constitutional amendments to the Nation. (Kanun No. 5955, anayasa degisikliklerinin halkoyuna sunulmasi hakkinda kanunda degisiklik yapilmasina iliskin kanun) - Gazette in Turkish

    Adoption: 2010-03-03 | Date of entry into force: 2010-03-09 | TUR-2010-L-85588

    Amends Act No. 3376 of 23/5/1987 on the submission of the Constitutional amendments to the Nation by replacing the words "on the one hundred and twentieth day" mentioned in Article 2 by "on the sixtieth day". It also replaces the second sentence of Art. 6(1) "in line with Art. 94, forty days for the referendum of citizens living abroad" by the words "in line with the Law, twenty days for the referendum for citizens living abroad".

  24. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 5951 amending the Act No. 6183 concerning debt collection procedures by public law and amending some other Acts. (Amme Alacaklarının Tahsil Usulü Hakkında Kanun ile Bazı Kanunlarda Değişiklik Yapılmasına Dair Kanun) - Gazette in Turkish

    Adoption: 2010-01-28 | TUR-2010-L-85552

    Amends, inter alia, the following Acts:
    - Act No. 2822 of 5 May 1983 on collective agreement, strike and lock-out. Amends the last sentence of Art. 12(3) (determination of the competent union and the organisation of statistics);
    - Act No. 4447 of 25 August 1999 establishing Unemployment Insurance: Adds a new point f) to Art. 53(3)(B) (application for short-term employment); temporary Art. 8(1), in the first sentence it replaces the words "2008 and 2009" with "2008, 2009 and 2010"; temporary Art. 9 (1), first sentence, it replaces the words "for April" with "for October"; "until 31/12/09" with "Until 31/12/2010"; "31/12/09 until 30/06/10" with "31/12/2010 until 30.06.11"; - Act No. 4817 on work permits for foreigners: amends Art. 12 (applications done abroad);
    - Act No. 4904 of 25 June 2003 on the Turkish Employment Agency: amends Art. 13(6) and (8) (workforce training activities and the results are controlled by the Supervisory Board);
    - Social Insurance and General Health Insurance Act No. 5510 of 31 May 2006: adds a temporary Article 26 (Insured and Rights owners)

  25. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 5918 dated 26/06/2009 to amend the Turkish Criminal Code and other Acts. (Türk Ceza Kanunu ile Bazı Kanunlarda Değişiklik Yapılmasına Dair Kanun) - Turkish Gazette

    Adoption: 2009-06-26 | Date of entry into force: 2009-07-09 | TUR-2009-L-82447

    Repeals para 1 (h) of Article 13 of the Turkish Criminal Code No. 5237 and adds a paragraph to Article 55 (conditions for the release of the goods). Amends Article 165 (punishment in case of selling/buying, etc. of stolen goods) and adds a paragraph to Article 254 (corruption of foreign public servant). It amends Article 282 para 1 (value of assets), adds a para 2 to the same Article (value of assets) and other paragraphs linked to the previous ones.

    It adds a para to Article 3 of Act No. 5271 dated 04/12/2004 on the reasoning to adopt in a penal judgement (competence of the military courts). Amends para 1 (a) of Article 250 of Act No. 5271 (trade of drugs) and replaces some words of the last sentence. Adds a sentence to para 3 of Article 253 (crime and mediation). Articles 3 and 250 applicable to pending investigations.

  26. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 5901, Turkish Citizenship Law. (Türk Vatandaşlığı Kanunu) - Unofficial English translation Gazette in Turkish

    Adoption: 2009-06 | TUR-2009-L-85849

    Defines the principles and procedures regarding the conduct of operations and transactions for acquisition and loss of Turkish citizenship.
    In the Turkish Citizenship Law No. 403 and dated 11/2/1964, the term "province and sub-province" used in clause 2 of Article 22 of the Population Services Law No. 5490 and dated 24/4/2006 are repealed. References made to the Turkish Citizenship Law No. 403 and dated 11/2/1964 in the other legislation shall be understood to be made to this Law.

  27. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 5841 dated 25/02/2009 amending various Acts. (Çeşitli Kanunlarda Değişiklik Yapılmasına Dair Kanun) - Gazette in Turkish

    Adoption: 2009-02-25 | Date of entry into force: 2009-03-14 | TUR-2009-L-82455

    Amends para 1 of Article 154 of the Turkish Criminal Code No. 5237 dated 26/09/2004 (abuse of property rights).

  28. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 5759 dated 30/04/2008 to amend the New Turkish Criminal Code No. 5237 dated 26.09.2004. - Gazette in Turkish

    Adoption: 2008-05-07 | Date of entry into force: 2008-05-08 | TUR-2008-L-79804

    Amends Article 301 of the Turkish Criminal Code and its title concerning "Denigration of the Turkish Nation, the Republic of Turkey, State institutions and organs".

  29. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 5735 dated 09/02/2008 amending the Constitution of the Republic of Turkey. - Gazette in Turkish

    Adoption: 2008-02-09 | Date of entry into force: 2008-02-23 | TUR-2008-L-79801

    Amends paragraph 4 of Article 10 (concerning the equality before the law) and adds after the words "in all their proceedings" the words "in utilization of all forms of public services". Paragraph 6 of Article 42 on the right to education has been changed to include a phrase preventing anyone being denied access to education except for a reason openly stated in law.

  30. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 5697 dated 31/05/2007 to amend the Constitution of the Republic of Turkey No. 2709. - Resmî Gazete on-line (in Turkish)

    Adoption: 2007-10-16 | Date of entry into force: 2007-10-17 | TUR-2007-L-77318

    It repeals temporary Articles 18 and 19 added to the Turkish Constitution with Law 5678 dated 31/05/07 and published in the official gazette No. 26554 dated 16/06/2007(concerning the election of the President of the Republic and the consequences on Laws).

  31. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 5678 dated 31/05/2007 to amend the Constitution of the Republic of Turkey No. 2709. - Resmî Gazete on-line (in Turkish)

    Adoption: 2007-05-31 | Date of entry into force: 2007-06-16 | TUR-2007-L-77317

    It amends:
    Article 77 of the Constitution by replacing the word "five" by "four";
    Article 79 paragraph 2 concerning the General Administration and Supervision of Elections by adding after the words "election returns" the "election returns of the President" and in the last paragraph, after the word "referendum" adds the words "election of the president of the Republic by referendum";
    Article 96, paragraph one concerning the quorums required for sessions and decisions;
    Article 101 concerning the qualifications and impartiality of the President of the Republic, Article 102 concerning the election;
    It adds a temporary Articles 18 and 19 concerning the election of the President of the Republic and the consequences on Laws.

  32. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 5659 dated 10.05.2007 to amend the Constitution of the Republic of Turkey No. 2709. - Resmî Gazete on-line (in Turkish)

    Adoption: 2007-05-10 | Date of entry into force: 2007-05-18 | TUR-2007-L-77316

    It adds a temporary Article 17 concerning the first general election following the entry into force of this Law.

  33. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 5650 dated 04/05/2007 to amend the Civil Code. - Resmî Gazete on-line (in Turkish)

    Adoption: 2007-05-04 | Date of entry into force: 2007-05-10 | TUR-2007-L-77320

    It amends Article 505, paragraph 1, of the Civil Code No. 4721 dated 22/11/2001 (concerning heirs) and repeals paragraph 1 point (3) of Article 506.

  34. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 5560 of 6 December 2006 to amend several Acts.

    Adoption: 2006-12-06 | Date of entry into force: 2006-12-19 | TUR-2006-L-74885

    Amends several Articles of the Turkish Penal Code No. 5237 of 2004.

  35. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 5560 dated 06/12/2006 to amend several Acts. - Resmî Gazete on-line (in Turkish)

    Adoption: 2006-12-06 | Date of entry into force: 2006-12-19 | TUR-2005-L-77322

    Amends Articles 4 (repeals the sentence in first paragraph "lower and high limit...fixed figure), 5 (repeals the sentence in second paragraph "lower and high limit...fixed figure), 6 (concerning the entry into force of some dispositions) and temporary Article 1 (replaces the date 31/12/2006 by 31/12/2008) of Act No. 5252 dated 04/11/2004 for the enforcement and application of the Turkish Criminal Code.
    It amends Articles 61 (concerning administrative fines), 73 (repeals the word "settlement"), 80 (concerning sentences in case of forced labour, forced prostitution, threat, etc.), 87 (sanctions in case of intentional injure), 89 (concerning injure by negligence), 142 (concerning theft), 191 (concerning drugs), 221 (concerning penitence), 227 (concerning psychological therapy), 234 (concerning sanctions for keeping a child even with his consent) and 245 of the Criminal Code No. 5237 dated 26/09/2004.
    It amends Articles 6, 100, 102, 109, 146, 150, 171, 231, 253, 254, 309, 310 and 325 of Act No. 5271 dated 04/12/2004 on the reasoning to adopt in a penal judgement.

  36. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 5551 of 13 October 2006 to amend an article of the Turkish Constitution.

    Adoption: 2006-10-13 | TUR-2006-L-74774

    Amends Article 76 of the Turkish Constitution No. 2709 dated 07 November 1982; It changes the number 30 by the number 25 (age for being eligible to be a deputy).

  37. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 5546 of 27 September 2006 ratifying the Protocol amending the European Charter of 21/10/1991.

    Adoption: 2006-09-27 | Date of entry into force: 2006-10-03 | TUR-2006-L-74813

  38. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 5547 of 27 September 2006 ratifying the revised European Social Charter.

    Adoption: 2006-09-27 | Date of entry into force: 2006-10-03 | TUR-2006-L-74814

    Turkey ratified the following Articles and paragraphs of the revised European Social Charter of 1996: Art. 1; Art. 2 para. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7; Art. 3; Art. 4 paras. 2, 3, 4 and 5; Articles 7 to 31.

  39. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 5512 of 01/06/2006 ratifying the Protocol No. 14 to the Convention for the Protection of Human rights and Fundamental Freedoms, amending the control system of the Convention.

    Adoption: 2006-06-01 | Date of entry into force: 2006-06-05 | TUR-2006-L-74718

    Convention signed by Turkey on 6/10/2004.

  40. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 5428 to amend several Articles of the Constitution No. 2709 of the Republic of Turkey. - Resmî Gazete on-line (in Turkish)

    Adoption: 2005-10-29 | Date of entry into force: 2005-11-09 | TUR-2005-L-77319

    It amends Articles 130 paragraph 8, 160 paragraph 1, 161 paragraph 2, 162 paragraph 1 and 163 of the Constitution of the Republic of Turkey (concerning the budget).

  41. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 5399 dated 03/07/200 to amend the Civil Code. - Resmî Gazete on-line (in Turkish)

    Adoption: 2005-07-03 | Date of entry into force: 2005-07-15 | TUR-2005-L-77321

    It amends paragraph 1 of Article 313 (concerning adoption).

  42. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No 5370 of 21 June 2005 to amend an article of the Constitution of the Republic of Turkey.

    Adoption: 2005-06-21 | Date of entry into force: 2005-06-23 | TUR-2005-L-72620

    Section article 133 regarding radio and TV administrations and state-financed news agencies and adds a new paragraph (composition of the high autority in charge of the organization and regulation of the radio and TV activities (nine members), and its functionning).

  43. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 5353 of 25 May 2005 to amend various articles of Act No. 5271 of 4 December 2004 on the reasoning to adopt in a penal judgement.

    Adoption: 2005-05-25 | Date of entry into force: 2005-06-01 | TUR-2005-L-72648

  44. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 5347 of 11 May 2005 to amend Act No. 5320 of 23 March 2005 on the application of the Act on procedures in penal judgements.

    Adoption: 2005-05-11 | TUR-2005-L-72581

    Amends sections 6 and 12 and also adds a temporary provision No. 1.

  45. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 5349 of 11 May 2005 to amend the Act on the enforcement and application of the Turkish Criminal Code.

    Adoption: 2005-05-11 | TUR-2005-L-72582

    Adds a new paragraph following paragraph No. 5 related to financial penalties. Also amends sections 6, 7 and 9 related to penal sanctions. It adds a temporary provision No. 1.

  46. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 5328 dated 31.03.2005 to amend various Acts. - Resmî Gazete on-line (in Turkish)

    Adoption: 2005-03-31 | Date of entry into force: 2005-03-31 | TUR-2005-L-77394

    Amends the following Articles: 59 (concerning imprisonment of foreigners), 62 (replaces the word 5 by 6), 85 (replaces the words "3 years" by "two years"), 86, 87(replaces the word "second" by "third"), 88 (injure committed intentionally by negligence conduct" and repeals paragraph 1), 90 , 116 , 235 and 344 (amends article 344 by replacing the date "1/04/2005" by "1/06/2005" under paragraph "Entry into force) of the Turkish Criminal Code No. 5237 dated 26/09/2004.
    It amends Article 334 by replacing the date "1/04/2005" by "1/06/2005" under paragraph "Entry into force" of Act No. 5271 dated 04/12/2004 on the reasoning to adopt in a penal judgement.

  47. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 5320 of 23 March 2005 for the application of the Act No. 5271 of 4 December 2004 on procedures in penal judgements.

    Adoption: 2005-03-23 | Date of entry into force: 2005-04-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 2005-03-31 | TUR-2005-L-72050

    Provides for the rules to be respected during a penal procedures, and for the rights, obligations and competences of persons involved in the procedure.

  48. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 5308 of 2 March 2005 amending the Labour Courts Act No. 5521 of 30 January 1950.

    Adoption: 2005-03-02 | Date of entry into force: 2005-04-01 | TUR-2005-L-72053

    Amends the article 8 concerning the right to appeal and adds a temporary provision No 1.

  49. Turkey - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations of 17 December 2004 on authorizations for enterprise creation and grant of working documents.

    Adoption: 2004-12-17 | Date of entry into force: 2004-12-17 | TUR-2004-R-69830

    Contains provisions on rules and accepted norms of occupational safety and health and for obtention of exploitation authorization.

  50. Turkey - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 5271 of 4 December 2004, Criminal Procedure Code. (Ceza Muhakemesi Kanunu) - Unofficial English translation Gazette in Turkish

    Adoption: 2004-12-04 | Date of entry into force: 2005-04-01 | TUR-2004-L-69829

    Provides for the rules to be respected during a penal judgement, and for the rights, obligations and competences of persons involved in the procedure.

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