AMENDMENTS WERE MADE TO THE REGULATIONS BASED ON THE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY LAW
In the Official Gazette dated 4 February 2024 and numbered 32450, amendments were made to some regulations issued based on the Occupational Health and Safety Law No. 6331:
TURKISH COMPETITION BOARD MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS OUTLOOK REPORT FOR 2023 HAS BEEN PUBLISHED
On January 5th, 2024, the Turkish Competition Authority has published the Report prepared by the Competition Board on Mergers, Acquisitions And Privatisation Transactions in 2023 ("Report").
IMPORTANT PRINCIPLE DECISION FROM THE ADVERTISING BOARD REGARDING DISCOUNT SALE ADVERTISEMENTS
At the first meeting of the year held on January 9, 2024, the Advertising Board made an important principle decision regarding discount sale advertisements by amending the "Guideline on Advertisements Containing Price Information and Discount Sale Advertisements and Commercial Practices" in order to prevent consumer victimization through misleading advertisements and practices that lead to unfair competition in the retail trade sector.
Alterations in the Context of the Law on the Regulation of Electronic Commerce
In consequence of the amendments made in the Law No. 6563 ("Law") with the Law No. 7416 on the Amendment of the Law on the Regulation of Electronic Commerce, published in the Official Gazette dated 7 July 2022 and numbered 31889, numerous new legal regulations have been envisaged on issues such as the obligations of electronic commerce intermediary service providers ("Intermediary Service Providers") and electronic commerce service providers ("Service Providers"), the administrative fines foreseen in case of violation of these obligations, the electronic commerce license and the expansion of the powers of the Ministry of Commerce ("Ministry") in this area. In this article, the contents of the provisions of the relevant Law will be cited and the date of entry into force will be explained as a consequence of the new regulations envisaged.
THE OFFICIAL GAZETTE HAS PUBLISHED THE REGULATION AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF IMMOVABLES BY THE NOTARY, WITH THE EFFECTIVE DATE SET FOR JANUARY 1, 2023.
With the "Law on the Amendment of the Law on Judges and Prosecutors and Some Other Legislation" numbered 7413 published in the Official Gazette dated 28 June 2022, a regulation authorizing the sale of real estate to notaries was introduced.
Obligation to Provide Continuous Information Regarding Advertisements Posted on the Internet
The Tax Procedure Law General Communiqué with line number 538 published in the Official Gazette dated 31 May 2022 has been published. Within the scope of this Communiqué, certain obligations were imposed on intermediary service providers, social network providers and hosting providers that mediate the publication of advertisements for the purchase, sale or rental of movable and real properties and goods and services. Aforementioned persons are obliged to report certain information specified in the Communiqué regarding the transactions they carry out to the Turkish Revenue Administration through the system created in the electronic environment.
Constitutional Court Decision On Fingerprint Registration System Is Published!
The Constitutional Court made a new decision regarding tracking employees' shifts by the employers in the working life, with fingerprint, face, palm, or retina scanning methods. The decision of the Constitutional Court, dated 10.03.2022, stating that tracking employees' shift with the fingerprint registration system violates the right to protection of personal data, was published in the Official Gazette dated 19 april 2022 and numbered 31814.
The Application Necessity Of Mediator In Negative Declaratory Actions!
The issue of the application necessity of mediator in terms of negative declaratory actions has been a matter of debate in doctrines and case-laws. However, at this point, a consensus has been reached on this issue and it is accepted that there is no application necessity of mediator in terms of negative declaratory actions.
Amendment To The Currency Of Payment To Be Made In Foreign Exchange Indexed Sale Of Goods Contracts!
In accordance with the Decision No. 32 on the Protection of the Value of the Turkish Currency, the matters to be determined by the Ministry of Treasury and Finance are regulated by the "COMMUNIQUE REGARDING DECISION NO. 32 ON THE PROTECTION OF THE VALUE OF TURKISH CURRENCY (“the Communiqué”) (Communiqué No: 2008-32/34)".