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May 20, 2019

Constitutional Court Rules Blocking Access to Content on Social Media Violates Freedoms of Speech and the Press

Legal Alerts
IT & Communications

Recent Development In its decision dated April 17, 2019 with number 2015/4821 (“Decision“), the Constitutional Court ruled that the Criminal Judicature of Peace’s decision to block access to content on social media violates freedom of speech and freedom of the press.  The decision was published on the Official Gazette on May 15, 2019. Background The […]

May 20, 2019

Cosmetics Safety: Turkey Continues Cracking Down on Unsafe and Non-Compliant Cosmetic Products

Legal Alerts
Healthcare

Recent Developments The Turkish Medicines and Medical Devices Agency (“TİTCK”) recently announced the results of its cosmetics sector market surveillance and inspection conducted between January and March 2019. What Do the Results Say? The TİTCK’s Cosmetics Supervision Department published the list of unsafe and non-compliant cosmetics products detected during the first quarter of 2019. Of […]

May 17, 2019

FIDIC Emerald Book Published for Underground Work

Legal Alerts
Dispute Resolution

The Fédération Internationale des Ingénieurs-Conseils (FIDIC), in association with the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA-AITES), launched the First Edition of the “Conditions of Contract for Underground Works” (Emerald Book) for tunnelling and underground works on 7 May 2019 at the World Tunnel Congress 2019 in Naples. The Second Edition of the “Conditions of […]

May 13, 2019

Draft Law on Financial Restructuring

Legal Alerts
Banking & Finance

Recent Development We discussed the Draft Law on the Restructuring of Debts Owed to the Financial Sector (the “Draft Law”) prepared by the Banking Regulatory and Supervisory Authority (the “BRSA”) in our Client Alert dated September 14, 2018. The BRSA recently made amendments to the Draft Law and the Banks Association of Turkey (the “BAT”) […]

May 3, 2019

Electronic Era Starts for Checks and Promissory Notes

Legal Alerts
Banking & Finance

Recent Developments The Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Turkey introduced the Draft Law on Electronic Checks and Promissory Notes (the “Draft Law“) proposing the use of electronic checks and promissory notes. The Draft Law is expected to enter into force on January 1, 2020. What’s New? If the Draft Law enters into force, […]

April 25, 2019

TİTCK Publishes Application Guideline on Medical Gas Manufacturing/Filling Facilities

Legal Alerts
Healthcare

Recent Developments The Turkish Medicines and Medical Devices Agency (“TİTCK“) published the Application Guideline on Medical Gas Manufacturing/Filling Facilities (“Guideline“) on April 10, 2019. The Guideline aims to provide guidance for medical gas manufacturing and filling facilities applying for activity permits with the TİTCK. What’s New? Pursuant to the Communiqué on Facilities Manufacturing, Filling, Storage […]

April 15, 2019

Constitutional Court Strikes Down Disciplinary Imprisonment Sanction for Interim Injunction Breaches as Unconstitutional

Legal Alerts
Dispute Resolution

Recent Development The Constitutional Court struck down the first sentence of Article 398/1 of the Code of Civil Procedure No. 6100, which provided a disciplinary imprisonment term for the breach of an interim injunction. The decision was dated 11 July 2018 and No. 2018/1 E. 2018/83 K, promulgated on the Official Gazette on 20 February […]

April 10, 2019

Natural Gas Market Licensing Regulation Amended

Legal Alerts
EMI

Recent Development The Energy Market Regulatory Authority (“Authority“) amended the Natural Gas Market Licensing Regulation (“Regulation“), which was published in the Official Gazette No. 30737 dated April 8, 2019 and entered into force on the same date. What’s New? 1. Electronic Application for Certain Licenses and Electronic Notification System Applications to the Authority for certain licenses […]

April 4, 2019

Information Technologies and Communication Board Publishes Decision on eSIM Technologies

Legal Alerts
IT & Communications

Recent Development The Information Technologies and Communication Board (“Board“) published its decision on remotely programmable SIM technologies (eSIM) dated February 12, 2019 and numbered 2019/DK-TED/53 (“Decision“) on its website. The Decision introduced certain requirements regarding the use of remotely programmable eSIM technologies in Turkey and international roaming. What is eSIM technology? eSIM, i.e., embedded SIM, […]

March 27, 2019

The Data Protection Authority Publishes New Guidelines and Documents on Data Protection

Legal Alerts
IT & Communications

Recent Development The Personal Data Protection Authority (“Authority“) recently published the Information Note on Data Protection Law and Glossary of Terms, Guideline on Data Privacy and Guideline on Fulfillment of the Obligation to Inform on its website. What’s New? Documents published by the Authority provide detailed information and explanations regarding data protection within the framework […]

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