Turkish Law Blog

Step into a Big World through a Small Island Malta

Malta, as one of the smallest countries in Europe, is an open door to a big world. It is possible to summarize the leading advantages of Malta within the following topics:Opportunities for Turkish Local Technologies to Open up into Foreign MarketsMalta is a renowned country within the community of tech professionals and enthusiasts. Three government bills on DLT/Blockchain has been approved by the Maltese Parliament a while ago. Therefore, Malta became the first country in th...

“Mediation” in Turkish Labour Law Judgments as a Litigation Condition

The Labour Courts Law No. 7036, which was adopted on 12.10.2017 in the Turkish Grand National Assembly, entered into force in the Official Gazette numbered 30221 and dated 25.10.2017, thus abolishing the old Labor Courts Law numbered 5521 and bringing its application to an end.The Labor Courts Law which entered into force; in addition to the issues related to Establishment, Organisation and Working Conditions, it has also brought a number of new innovations as regards applica...

Establishing a Liaison Office in Turkey and its Commercial Advantages

IntroductionTurkish laws allow foreign companies to open liaison offices to do required research in their industry. These offices cannot carry out commercial activities. Here, the aim is to enable foreign companies to discover the potential in the domestic market, do research on investment opportunities and create new opportunities for themselves by conducting business activities in one of five different fields. Thus, it is possible to attract more foreign investment into Tur...

Legal Liability of Passenger seated in Emergency Exit Seat

I. IN GENERAL1. Emergency Exit Seats and Why Passengers Prefer ThemIn line with the progress made in the transportation sector and in technology, comfort in commercial aircraft nowadays has improved and aircraft seats, the first examples of which were made of wicker, have evolved considerably. Notwithstanding the improved facilities, some people prefer seats next to emergency exit doors, in order to enjoy a wider legroom. This is because the legroom of seats located next to e...

A Review of American Institute for International Steel Inc. v. U.S.: What are the Implications of President Donald Trump ’s Decision to Double Tariffs on Turkish Steel Imports?

Turkey is a major exporter of steel to the United States. In fact, Turkey ranked 6th as a source of steel imports for U.S. domestic consumption in 2017.[1]Yet, on August 10, 2018, President Trump doubled the tariff on steel imported from Turkey from 25 percent to 50 percent as part of a broader policy of strengthening the domestic steel industry by reducing steel imports.[2] Interestingly enough, imports from Turkey were penalized more than those from other countries that ha...