Lawyers Mutlu Şeyma Kömür

Mutlu Şeyma Kömür

Mutlu Şeyma Kömür

Unsal Law

Mutlu Şeyma Kömür joined Ünsal Law Firm in June 2015 and since then, she is managing the corporate, litigation, dispute resolution, and IP team at Ünsal Law Firm.

Mutlu Şeyma Kömür has been focusing her practice on intellectual property, corporate, technology, litigation, consumer, and media entertainment law.

Mutlu has extensive experience in license and distribution agreements and litigation counseled various domestic and foreign clients regarding their IP strategies, legal disputes, licensing, and settlement agreements.

Mutlu advises on all aspects of advertising and media laws, including clearance of advertisements, contracts, promotions, and sweepstakes to various local and multinational companies primarily on technology, media, and entertainment sectors.

Mutlu has extensive experience covering the whole range of corporate and M&A work, including the incorporation of foreign-capitalized companies, providing corporate governance services, conducting share sale transactions, asset sales, joint ventures, investment agreements, drafting and reviewing resolutions of the general assembly and the board of directors and resolving shareholders' conflicts.

Mutlu graduated from Marmara University Faculty of Law and is currently pursuing her master's degree in Economic Law at Galatasaray University.

Practice Areas & Work Department



Intellectual Property

Media & Entertainment




Dispute Resolution







Istanbul Bar

International Association of Privacy Professionals

TMT Comparative Guide - Part 5

In the telecommunications sector, Turkey's Information and Communication Technologies Authority (ICTA) establishes and protects competition, imposing obligations on operators with market power. Predatory pricing and hindering competitors are prohibited. The ICTA conducts market analysis and can impose obligations and fines on operators. Unfair competition provisions apply to internet activities, including domain names and advertising. Media broadcasting content must not serve unfair interests, and measures prevent media monopolization. Social media influencers must comply with advertising guidelines. The Competition Authority collaborates with sectoral regulators, but its powers do not extend to overseeing other public institutions. Data security measures are mandated for telecommunications operators and ISPs. Cybersecurity measures exist, particularly for critical infrastructure sectors. Legislative reforms are expected, including amendments to the data protection law. TMT players should be aware of licensing requirements and consider the regulatory landscape.


TMT Comparative Guide - Part 4

In Turkey, provisions for high-speed broadband are governed by the Electronic Communications Law. Net neutrality regulations are not specific, but non-discriminatory provision of electronic communication services is ensured. ISPs may block websites for specific crimes. The use of VPNs is not prohibited, but restrictions exist. ISPs are not liable for offending content unless they fail to block it. Digital platforms are regulated under various laws. Public broadcasters are governed by the TRT Law, and commercial broadcasters require licences from the RTSC. Competition regulations apply, and mergers/acquisitions require approval. Challenges include competition protection and fair practices.


TMT Comparative Guide - Part 3

In Turkey, telecommunications operators require permission from the ICTA to transfer shares of 10% or more and must inform the ICTA for transfers below 10%. Mergers and takeovers also require ICTA permission, and operators must comply with application requirements. The ICTA regulates interconnection, numbering, and allocation of frequencies. Universal service obligations include fixed telephony, emergency calls, basic internet, and more. Interconnection fees are determined by the ICTA. Number portability is available, and operators must provide it. Retail customer charges and terms are subject to regulation by the ICTA.


TMT Comparative Guide - Part 2

Authorizations and licenses required for operating in the telecommunications, internet, media, and social media sectors vary. In telecommunications, two types of permissions are needed: notification to the ICTA and right-of-use authorization. Internet providers must notify the ICTA, while ISPs require ICTA authorization and membership in the Access Providers Association. Media providers must obtain broadcasting licenses from the RTSC. Social media services do not require specific licenses. The application process involves submitting necessary documents, and ongoing compliance is monitored. Penalties may be imposed for violations. Authorizations/licenses have different durations and can be renewed or transferred with regulatory approval.


TMT Comparative Guide - Part 1

The legal and enforcement framework for telecommunications, internet, media, and social media in Turkey is governed by various legislative and regulatory provisions. In the telecommunications sector, the Electronic Communications Law (5809) regulates the provision of services, infrastructure, equipment, and scarce resources. The Internet is governed by the Law on Regulation of Publications on the Internet (5651), along with other regulations and the recently introduced Anti-disinformation Law. Media is regulated by laws such as the Law on the Establishment and Broadcasting Services of Radio and Television Enterprises (6112), and social media falls under the supervision of the Information and Communication Technologies Authority (ICTA) and is subject to the Anti-disinformation Law. The key enforcement bodies are the ICTA, Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTSC), and the Competition Authority. Restrictions on foreign ownership and specific authorizations and licenses vary across these sectors.

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