Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Turkey http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: New Amendments to Laws on Judiciary http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403888_text Judges; Judiciary - On February 15, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed an omnibus law (Law No. 6524 [in Turkish] (Feb. 15, 2014), GNA website) that amends the following four laws: Law... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403888_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: Law on Internet Publications Amended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403875_text Freedom of speech; Internet - On February 15, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed an omnibus law (Law No. 6524 [in Turkish] (Feb. 15, 2014), GNA website) that amends the following four laws: Law On February 6, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed new amendments to Law No. 5651 on Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed by Means of Such Publications (5651 sayili... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403875_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: Constitutional Court Rules on Reasonable Period of Imprisonment for Certain Crimes http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403744_text Crime and law enforcement - On February 15, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed an omnibus law (Law No. 6524 [in Turkish] (Feb. 15, 2014), GNA website) that amends the following four laws: Law On February 6, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed new amendments to Law No. 5651 on Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed by Means of Such Publications (5651 sayili The Constitutional Court of Turkey handed down a decision in June 2013 to annul the maximum term of imprisonment for certain crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the High Criminal Courts. (Constitutional Court... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403744_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: New Law on Foreigners and International Protection http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403558_text Asylum - On February 15, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed an omnibus law (Law No. 6524 [in Turkish] (Feb. 15, 2014), GNA website) that amends the following four laws: Law On February 6, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed new amendments to Law No. 5651 on Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed by Means of Such Publications (5651 sayili The Constitutional Court of Turkey handed down a decision in June 2013 to annul the maximum term of imprisonment for certain crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the High Criminal Courts. (Constitutional Court On April 10, 2013, Turkey's President, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law on Foreigners and International Protection, to establish a legal framework for migration and asylum. (Turkish President Approves Law on Rights of Foreigners,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403558_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: Law to Combat Financing of Terrorism http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403516_text Terrorism - On February 15, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed an omnibus law (Law No. 6524 [in Turkish] (Feb. 15, 2014), GNA website) that amends the following four laws: Law On February 6, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed new amendments to Law No. 5651 on Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed by Means of Such Publications (5651 sayili The Constitutional Court of Turkey handed down a decision in June 2013 to annul the maximum term of imprisonment for certain crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the High Criminal Courts. (Constitutional Court On April 10, 2013, Turkey's President, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law on Foreigners and International Protection, to establish a legal framework for migration and asylum. (Turkish President Approves Law on Rights of Foreigners, On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403516_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: Politicians Banned from Public Service Messages http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403470_text Officials and employees - On February 15, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed an omnibus law (Law No. 6524 [in Turkish] (Feb. 15, 2014), GNA website) that amends the following four laws: Law On February 6, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed new amendments to Law No. 5651 on Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed by Means of Such Publications (5651 sayili The Constitutional Court of Turkey handed down a decision in June 2013 to annul the maximum term of imprisonment for certain crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the High Criminal Courts. (Constitutional Court On April 10, 2013, Turkey's President, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law on Foreigners and International Protection, to establish a legal framework for migration and asylum. (Turkish President Approves Law on Rights of Foreigners, On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the It was reported on January 24, 2013, that Turkey's Radio and Television Supreme Council (Radyo ve Televizyonust Kurulu, or RTandUuml;K) has approved a new regulation that bans politicians from appearing in public service announcements (PSAs). The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 01 Feb 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403470_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: Defendants to Be Permitted to Use Mother Tongue in Court Statements http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403468_text Languages - On February 15, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed an omnibus law (Law No. 6524 [in Turkish] (Feb. 15, 2014), GNA website) that amends the following four laws: Law On February 6, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed new amendments to Law No. 5651 on Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed by Means of Such Publications (5651 sayili The Constitutional Court of Turkey handed down a decision in June 2013 to annul the maximum term of imprisonment for certain crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the High Criminal Courts. (Constitutional Court On April 10, 2013, Turkey's President, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law on Foreigners and International Protection, to establish a legal framework for migration and asylum. (Turkish President Approves Law on Rights of Foreigners, On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the It was reported on January 24, 2013, that Turkey's Radio and Television Supreme Council (Radyo ve Televizyonust Kurulu, or RTandUuml;K) has approved a new regulation that bans politicians from appearing in public service announcements (PSAs). The The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403468_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: Constitutional Court Annuls 2008 Law That Had Lifted Ban on Wearing Headscarves at Universities http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403419_text Families - On February 15, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed an omnibus law (Law No. 6524 [in Turkish] (Feb. 15, 2014), GNA website) that amends the following four laws: Law On February 6, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed new amendments to Law No. 5651 on Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed by Means of Such Publications (5651 sayili The Constitutional Court of Turkey handed down a decision in June 2013 to annul the maximum term of imprisonment for certain crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the High Criminal Courts. (Constitutional Court On April 10, 2013, Turkey's President, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law on Foreigners and International Protection, to establish a legal framework for migration and asylum. (Turkish President Approves Law on Rights of Foreigners, On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the It was reported on January 24, 2013, that Turkey's Radio and Television Supreme Council (Radyo ve Televizyonust Kurulu, or RTandUuml;K) has approved a new regulation that bans politicians from appearing in public service announcements (PSAs). The The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when It was reported on November 29, 2012, that Turkey's Constitutional Court has annulled a government-backed law, adopted in 2008, that sought to amend the Constitution... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403419_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey; United Nations: Criticism of Anti-Terrorism Laws http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403397_text Terrorism - On February 15, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed an omnibus law (Law No. 6524 [in Turkish] (Feb. 15, 2014), GNA website) that amends the following four laws: Law On February 6, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed new amendments to Law No. 5651 on Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed by Means of Such Publications (5651 sayili The Constitutional Court of Turkey handed down a decision in June 2013 to annul the maximum term of imprisonment for certain crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the High Criminal Courts. (Constitutional Court On April 10, 2013, Turkey's President, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law on Foreigners and International Protection, to establish a legal framework for migration and asylum. (Turkish President Approves Law on Rights of Foreigners, On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the It was reported on January 24, 2013, that Turkey's Radio and Television Supreme Council (Radyo ve Televizyonust Kurulu, or RTandUuml;K) has approved a new regulation that bans politicians from appearing in public service announcements (PSAs). The The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when It was reported on November 29, 2012, that Turkey's Constitutional Court has annulled a government-backed law, adopted in 2008, that sought to amend the Constitution On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 08 Nov 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403397_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: Individual Access to Constitutional Court http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403364_text Constitution - On February 15, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed an omnibus law (Law No. 6524 [in Turkish] (Feb. 15, 2014), GNA website) that amends the following four laws: Law On February 6, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed new amendments to Law No. 5651 on Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed by Means of Such Publications (5651 sayili The Constitutional Court of Turkey handed down a decision in June 2013 to annul the maximum term of imprisonment for certain crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the High Criminal Courts. (Constitutional Court On April 10, 2013, Turkey's President, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law on Foreigners and International Protection, to establish a legal framework for migration and asylum. (Turkish President Approves Law on Rights of Foreigners, On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the It was reported on January 24, 2013, that Turkey's Radio and Television Supreme Council (Radyo ve Televizyonust Kurulu, or RTandUuml;K) has approved a new regulation that bans politicians from appearing in public service announcements (PSAs). The The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when It was reported on November 29, 2012, that Turkey's Constitutional Court has annulled a government-backed law, adopted in 2008, that sought to amend the Constitution On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On September 24, 2012, the day that new provisions allowing access by individuals to Turkey's Constitutional Court came into effect, seven persons filed petitions with the Court. The aim of the newly applicable measures, which comprise... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 12 Oct 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403364_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: Constitutional Reform Underway http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403275_text Constitution - On February 15, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed an omnibus law (Law No. 6524 [in Turkish] (Feb. 15, 2014), GNA website) that amends the following four laws: Law On February 6, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed new amendments to Law No. 5651 on Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed by Means of Such Publications (5651 sayili The Constitutional Court of Turkey handed down a decision in June 2013 to annul the maximum term of imprisonment for certain crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the High Criminal Courts. (Constitutional Court On April 10, 2013, Turkey's President, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law on Foreigners and International Protection, to establish a legal framework for migration and asylum. (Turkish President Approves Law on Rights of Foreigners, On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the It was reported on January 24, 2013, that Turkey's Radio and Television Supreme Council (Radyo ve Televizyonust Kurulu, or RTandUuml;K) has approved a new regulation that bans politicians from appearing in public service announcements (PSAs). The The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when It was reported on November 29, 2012, that Turkey's Constitutional Court has annulled a government-backed law, adopted in 2008, that sought to amend the Constitution On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On September 24, 2012, the day that new provisions allowing access by individuals to Turkey's Constitutional Court came into effect, seven persons filed petitions with the Court. The aim of the newly applicable measures, which comprise Turkey's Constitutional Reconciliation Commission reconvened on August 1, 2012, to resume its preparation of a new constitution for the country. The parliamentary body will reportedly start to discuss some articles that have given rise to heated... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 09 Aug 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403275_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: Tobacco Control Law Tightened http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403255_text Tobacco and smoking - On February 15, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed an omnibus law (Law No. 6524 [in Turkish] (Feb. 15, 2014), GNA website) that amends the following four laws: Law On February 6, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed new amendments to Law No. 5651 on Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed by Means of Such Publications (5651 sayili The Constitutional Court of Turkey handed down a decision in June 2013 to annul the maximum term of imprisonment for certain crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the High Criminal Courts. (Constitutional Court On April 10, 2013, Turkey's President, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law on Foreigners and International Protection, to establish a legal framework for migration and asylum. (Turkish President Approves Law on Rights of Foreigners, On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the It was reported on January 24, 2013, that Turkey's Radio and Television Supreme Council (Radyo ve Televizyonust Kurulu, or RTandUuml;K) has approved a new regulation that bans politicians from appearing in public service announcements (PSAs). The The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when It was reported on November 29, 2012, that Turkey's Constitutional Court has annulled a government-backed law, adopted in 2008, that sought to amend the Constitution On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On September 24, 2012, the day that new provisions allowing access by individuals to Turkey's Constitutional Court came into effect, seven persons filed petitions with the Court. The aim of the newly applicable measures, which comprise Turkey's Constitutional Reconciliation Commission reconvened on August 1, 2012, to resume its preparation of a new constitution for the country. The parliamentary body will reportedly start to discuss some articles that have given rise to heated On July 4, 2012, the Turkish Parliament (the Grand National Assembly, Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi, or TBMM), passed amendments to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Tutun andUuml;runlerinin Zararlarinin andOuml;nlenmesi... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 25 Jul 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403255_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: Law Restricting Caesarean Births http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403244_text Workers safety and health - On February 15, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed an omnibus law (Law No. 6524 [in Turkish] (Feb. 15, 2014), GNA website) that amends the following four laws: Law On February 6, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed new amendments to Law No. 5651 on Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed by Means of Such Publications (5651 sayili The Constitutional Court of Turkey handed down a decision in June 2013 to annul the maximum term of imprisonment for certain crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the High Criminal Courts. (Constitutional Court On April 10, 2013, Turkey's President, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law on Foreigners and International Protection, to establish a legal framework for migration and asylum. (Turkish President Approves Law on Rights of Foreigners, On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the It was reported on January 24, 2013, that Turkey's Radio and Television Supreme Council (Radyo ve Televizyonust Kurulu, or RTandUuml;K) has approved a new regulation that bans politicians from appearing in public service announcements (PSAs). The The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when It was reported on November 29, 2012, that Turkey's Constitutional Court has annulled a government-backed law, adopted in 2008, that sought to amend the Constitution On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On September 24, 2012, the day that new provisions allowing access by individuals to Turkey's Constitutional Court came into effect, seven persons filed petitions with the Court. The aim of the newly applicable measures, which comprise Turkey's Constitutional Reconciliation Commission reconvened on August 1, 2012, to resume its preparation of a new constitution for the country. The parliamentary body will reportedly start to discuss some articles that have given rise to heated On July 4, 2012, the Turkish Parliament (the Grand National Assembly, Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi, or TBMM), passed amendments to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Tutun andUuml;runlerinin Zararlarinin andOuml;nlenmesi Turkey's Parliament passed a new law on July 4, 2012, to limit births by Cesarean section to cases of medical necessity. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had declared his opposition to C-section births in May and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 17 Jul 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403244_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: Controversial Courts to Be Abolished http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403225_text Judiciary - On February 15, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed an omnibus law (Law No. 6524 [in Turkish] (Feb. 15, 2014), GNA website) that amends the following four laws: Law On February 6, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed new amendments to Law No. 5651 on Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed by Means of Such Publications (5651 sayili The Constitutional Court of Turkey handed down a decision in June 2013 to annul the maximum term of imprisonment for certain crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the High Criminal Courts. (Constitutional Court On April 10, 2013, Turkey's President, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law on Foreigners and International Protection, to establish a legal framework for migration and asylum. (Turkish President Approves Law on Rights of Foreigners, On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the It was reported on January 24, 2013, that Turkey's Radio and Television Supreme Council (Radyo ve Televizyonust Kurulu, or RTandUuml;K) has approved a new regulation that bans politicians from appearing in public service announcements (PSAs). The The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when It was reported on November 29, 2012, that Turkey's Constitutional Court has annulled a government-backed law, adopted in 2008, that sought to amend the Constitution On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On September 24, 2012, the day that new provisions allowing access by individuals to Turkey's Constitutional Court came into effect, seven persons filed petitions with the Court. The aim of the newly applicable measures, which comprise Turkey's Constitutional Reconciliation Commission reconvened on August 1, 2012, to resume its preparation of a new constitution for the country. The parliamentary body will reportedly start to discuss some articles that have given rise to heated On July 4, 2012, the Turkish Parliament (the Grand National Assembly, Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi, or TBMM), passed amendments to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Tutun andUuml;runlerinin Zararlarinin andOuml;nlenmesi Turkey's Parliament passed a new law on July 4, 2012, to limit births by Cesarean section to cases of medical necessity. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had declared his opposition to C-section births in May and On June 27, 2012, it was reported that Turkey's ruling party, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) is planning to propose reform of the court system, including abolition of the special authority courts now used to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 03 Jul 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403225_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: Defense Lawyers Boycott Major Trial http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403203_text Crime and law enforcement - On February 15, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed an omnibus law (Law No. 6524 [in Turkish] (Feb. 15, 2014), GNA website) that amends the following four laws: Law On February 6, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed new amendments to Law No. 5651 on Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed by Means of Such Publications (5651 sayili The Constitutional Court of Turkey handed down a decision in June 2013 to annul the maximum term of imprisonment for certain crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the High Criminal Courts. (Constitutional Court On April 10, 2013, Turkey's President, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law on Foreigners and International Protection, to establish a legal framework for migration and asylum. (Turkish President Approves Law on Rights of Foreigners, On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the It was reported on January 24, 2013, that Turkey's Radio and Television Supreme Council (Radyo ve Televizyonust Kurulu, or RTandUuml;K) has approved a new regulation that bans politicians from appearing in public service announcements (PSAs). The The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when It was reported on November 29, 2012, that Turkey's Constitutional Court has annulled a government-backed law, adopted in 2008, that sought to amend the Constitution On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On September 24, 2012, the day that new provisions allowing access by individuals to Turkey's Constitutional Court came into effect, seven persons filed petitions with the Court. The aim of the newly applicable measures, which comprise Turkey's Constitutional Reconciliation Commission reconvened on August 1, 2012, to resume its preparation of a new constitution for the country. The parliamentary body will reportedly start to discuss some articles that have given rise to heated On July 4, 2012, the Turkish Parliament (the Grand National Assembly, Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi, or TBMM), passed amendments to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Tutun andUuml;runlerinin Zararlarinin andOuml;nlenmesi Turkey's Parliament passed a new law on July 4, 2012, to limit births by Cesarean section to cases of medical necessity. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had declared his opposition to C-section births in May and On June 27, 2012, it was reported that Turkey's ruling party, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) is planning to propose reform of the court system, including abolition of the special authority courts now used to On June 15, 2012, defense lawyers in Turkey boycotted a high profile trial in protest over a judicial ruling in a case that began with press revelations in 2010. It involves hundreds of military officers charged... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 19 Jun 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403203_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: Controversial Education Reform Legislation Passed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403094_text Education - On February 15, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed an omnibus law (Law No. 6524 [in Turkish] (Feb. 15, 2014), GNA website) that amends the following four laws: Law On February 6, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed new amendments to Law No. 5651 on Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed by Means of Such Publications (5651 sayili The Constitutional Court of Turkey handed down a decision in June 2013 to annul the maximum term of imprisonment for certain crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the High Criminal Courts. (Constitutional Court On April 10, 2013, Turkey's President, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law on Foreigners and International Protection, to establish a legal framework for migration and asylum. (Turkish President Approves Law on Rights of Foreigners, On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the It was reported on January 24, 2013, that Turkey's Radio and Television Supreme Council (Radyo ve Televizyonust Kurulu, or RTandUuml;K) has approved a new regulation that bans politicians from appearing in public service announcements (PSAs). The The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when It was reported on November 29, 2012, that Turkey's Constitutional Court has annulled a government-backed law, adopted in 2008, that sought to amend the Constitution On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On September 24, 2012, the day that new provisions allowing access by individuals to Turkey's Constitutional Court came into effect, seven persons filed petitions with the Court. The aim of the newly applicable measures, which comprise Turkey's Constitutional Reconciliation Commission reconvened on August 1, 2012, to resume its preparation of a new constitution for the country. The parliamentary body will reportedly start to discuss some articles that have given rise to heated On July 4, 2012, the Turkish Parliament (the Grand National Assembly, Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi, or TBMM), passed amendments to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Tutun andUuml;runlerinin Zararlarinin andOuml;nlenmesi Turkey's Parliament passed a new law on July 4, 2012, to limit births by Cesarean section to cases of medical necessity. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had declared his opposition to C-section births in May and On June 27, 2012, it was reported that Turkey's ruling party, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) is planning to propose reform of the court system, including abolition of the special authority courts now used to On June 15, 2012, defense lawyers in Turkey boycotted a high profile trial in protest over a judicial ruling in a case that began with press revelations in 2010. It involves hundreds of military officers charged The Grand National Assembly (GNA, Turkey's parliament) passed an education reform bill on March 30, 2012, extending the length of compulsory education from eight years to twelve. Primary education covers children from six to fourteen years... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403094_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: Landmark Trial of 1980 Military Coup Leaders Begins http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403088_text Crime and law enforcement - On February 15, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed an omnibus law (Law No. 6524 [in Turkish] (Feb. 15, 2014), GNA website) that amends the following four laws: Law On February 6, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed new amendments to Law No. 5651 on Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed by Means of Such Publications (5651 sayili The Constitutional Court of Turkey handed down a decision in June 2013 to annul the maximum term of imprisonment for certain crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the High Criminal Courts. (Constitutional Court On April 10, 2013, Turkey's President, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law on Foreigners and International Protection, to establish a legal framework for migration and asylum. (Turkish President Approves Law on Rights of Foreigners, On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the It was reported on January 24, 2013, that Turkey's Radio and Television Supreme Council (Radyo ve Televizyonust Kurulu, or RTandUuml;K) has approved a new regulation that bans politicians from appearing in public service announcements (PSAs). The The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when It was reported on November 29, 2012, that Turkey's Constitutional Court has annulled a government-backed law, adopted in 2008, that sought to amend the Constitution On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On September 24, 2012, the day that new provisions allowing access by individuals to Turkey's Constitutional Court came into effect, seven persons filed petitions with the Court. The aim of the newly applicable measures, which comprise Turkey's Constitutional Reconciliation Commission reconvened on August 1, 2012, to resume its preparation of a new constitution for the country. The parliamentary body will reportedly start to discuss some articles that have given rise to heated On July 4, 2012, the Turkish Parliament (the Grand National Assembly, Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi, or TBMM), passed amendments to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Tutun andUuml;runlerinin Zararlarinin andOuml;nlenmesi Turkey's Parliament passed a new law on July 4, 2012, to limit births by Cesarean section to cases of medical necessity. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had declared his opposition to C-section births in May and On June 27, 2012, it was reported that Turkey's ruling party, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) is planning to propose reform of the court system, including abolition of the special authority courts now used to On June 15, 2012, defense lawyers in Turkey boycotted a high profile trial in protest over a judicial ruling in a case that began with press revelations in 2010. It involves hundreds of military officers charged The Grand National Assembly (GNA, Turkey's parliament) passed an education reform bill on March 30, 2012, extending the length of compulsory education from eight years to twelve. Primary education covers children from six to fourteen years Two retired generals have been placed on trial for their role in the September 12, 1980, coup d'etat in Turkey, which imposed military rule on the country for three years and reportedly saw 50 people executed... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403088_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: Parliament Adopts Law on Prevention of Domestic Violence http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403030_text Domestic violence - On February 15, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed an omnibus law (Law No. 6524 [in Turkish] (Feb. 15, 2014), GNA website) that amends the following four laws: Law On February 6, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed new amendments to Law No. 5651 on Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed by Means of Such Publications (5651 sayili The Constitutional Court of Turkey handed down a decision in June 2013 to annul the maximum term of imprisonment for certain crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the High Criminal Courts. (Constitutional Court On April 10, 2013, Turkey's President, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law on Foreigners and International Protection, to establish a legal framework for migration and asylum. (Turkish President Approves Law on Rights of Foreigners, On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the It was reported on January 24, 2013, that Turkey's Radio and Television Supreme Council (Radyo ve Televizyonust Kurulu, or RTandUuml;K) has approved a new regulation that bans politicians from appearing in public service announcements (PSAs). The The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when It was reported on November 29, 2012, that Turkey's Constitutional Court has annulled a government-backed law, adopted in 2008, that sought to amend the Constitution On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On September 24, 2012, the day that new provisions allowing access by individuals to Turkey's Constitutional Court came into effect, seven persons filed petitions with the Court. The aim of the newly applicable measures, which comprise Turkey's Constitutional Reconciliation Commission reconvened on August 1, 2012, to resume its preparation of a new constitution for the country. The parliamentary body will reportedly start to discuss some articles that have given rise to heated On July 4, 2012, the Turkish Parliament (the Grand National Assembly, Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi, or TBMM), passed amendments to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Tutun andUuml;runlerinin Zararlarinin andOuml;nlenmesi Turkey's Parliament passed a new law on July 4, 2012, to limit births by Cesarean section to cases of medical necessity. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had declared his opposition to C-section births in May and On June 27, 2012, it was reported that Turkey's ruling party, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) is planning to propose reform of the court system, including abolition of the special authority courts now used to On June 15, 2012, defense lawyers in Turkey boycotted a high profile trial in protest over a judicial ruling in a case that began with press revelations in 2010. It involves hundreds of military officers charged The Grand National Assembly (GNA, Turkey's parliament) passed an education reform bill on March 30, 2012, extending the length of compulsory education from eight years to twelve. Primary education covers children from six to fourteen years Two retired generals have been placed on trial for their role in the September 12, 1980, coup d'etat in Turkey, which imposed military rule on the country for three years and reportedly saw 50 people executed Turkey's Parliament (the General Assembly) passed a law on March 8, 2012, notably on International Women's Day, designed to prevent violence against women. In the words of the lawyer and women's rights activist Nazan Moroglu, passage... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 15 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403030_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: Cases Before European Court of Human Rights on Lengthy Detentions to Be Addressed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403014_text Human rights - On February 15, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed an omnibus law (Law No. 6524 [in Turkish] (Feb. 15, 2014), GNA website) that amends the following four laws: Law On February 6, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed new amendments to Law No. 5651 on Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed by Means of Such Publications (5651 sayili The Constitutional Court of Turkey handed down a decision in June 2013 to annul the maximum term of imprisonment for certain crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the High Criminal Courts. (Constitutional Court On April 10, 2013, Turkey's President, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law on Foreigners and International Protection, to establish a legal framework for migration and asylum. (Turkish President Approves Law on Rights of Foreigners, On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the It was reported on January 24, 2013, that Turkey's Radio and Television Supreme Council (Radyo ve Televizyonust Kurulu, or RTandUuml;K) has approved a new regulation that bans politicians from appearing in public service announcements (PSAs). The The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when It was reported on November 29, 2012, that Turkey's Constitutional Court has annulled a government-backed law, adopted in 2008, that sought to amend the Constitution On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On September 24, 2012, the day that new provisions allowing access by individuals to Turkey's Constitutional Court came into effect, seven persons filed petitions with the Court. The aim of the newly applicable measures, which comprise Turkey's Constitutional Reconciliation Commission reconvened on August 1, 2012, to resume its preparation of a new constitution for the country. The parliamentary body will reportedly start to discuss some articles that have given rise to heated On July 4, 2012, the Turkish Parliament (the Grand National Assembly, Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi, or TBMM), passed amendments to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Tutun andUuml;runlerinin Zararlarinin andOuml;nlenmesi Turkey's Parliament passed a new law on July 4, 2012, to limit births by Cesarean section to cases of medical necessity. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had declared his opposition to C-section births in May and On June 27, 2012, it was reported that Turkey's ruling party, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) is planning to propose reform of the court system, including abolition of the special authority courts now used to On June 15, 2012, defense lawyers in Turkey boycotted a high profile trial in protest over a judicial ruling in a case that began with press revelations in 2010. It involves hundreds of military officers charged The Grand National Assembly (GNA, Turkey's parliament) passed an education reform bill on March 30, 2012, extending the length of compulsory education from eight years to twelve. Primary education covers children from six to fourteen years Two retired generals have been placed on trial for their role in the September 12, 1980, coup d'etat in Turkey, which imposed military rule on the country for three years and reportedly saw 50 people executed Turkey's Parliament (the General Assembly) passed a law on March 8, 2012, notably on International Women's Day, designed to prevent violence against women. In the words of the lawyer and women's rights activist Nazan Moroglu, passage Turkey's Minister of Justice, Sadullah Ergin, announced on March 1, 2012, that the government would establish a special commission to handle cases filed with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR or ECtHR) on lengthy periods... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 06 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403014_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union; Turkey: 2011 Progress Report on Turkey's Accession http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402884_text Boundaries - On February 15, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed an omnibus law (Law No. 6524 [in Turkish] (Feb. 15, 2014), GNA website) that amends the following four laws: Law On February 6, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed new amendments to Law No. 5651 on Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed by Means of Such Publications (5651 sayili The Constitutional Court of Turkey handed down a decision in June 2013 to annul the maximum term of imprisonment for certain crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the High Criminal Courts. (Constitutional Court On April 10, 2013, Turkey's President, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law on Foreigners and International Protection, to establish a legal framework for migration and asylum. (Turkish President Approves Law on Rights of Foreigners, On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the It was reported on January 24, 2013, that Turkey's Radio and Television Supreme Council (Radyo ve Televizyonust Kurulu, or RTandUuml;K) has approved a new regulation that bans politicians from appearing in public service announcements (PSAs). The The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when It was reported on November 29, 2012, that Turkey's Constitutional Court has annulled a government-backed law, adopted in 2008, that sought to amend the Constitution On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On September 24, 2012, the day that new provisions allowing access by individuals to Turkey's Constitutional Court came into effect, seven persons filed petitions with the Court. The aim of the newly applicable measures, which comprise Turkey's Constitutional Reconciliation Commission reconvened on August 1, 2012, to resume its preparation of a new constitution for the country. The parliamentary body will reportedly start to discuss some articles that have given rise to heated On July 4, 2012, the Turkish Parliament (the Grand National Assembly, Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi, or TBMM), passed amendments to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Tutun andUuml;runlerinin Zararlarinin andOuml;nlenmesi Turkey's Parliament passed a new law on July 4, 2012, to limit births by Cesarean section to cases of medical necessity. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had declared his opposition to C-section births in May and On June 27, 2012, it was reported that Turkey's ruling party, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) is planning to propose reform of the court system, including abolition of the special authority courts now used to On June 15, 2012, defense lawyers in Turkey boycotted a high profile trial in protest over a judicial ruling in a case that began with press revelations in 2010. It involves hundreds of military officers charged The Grand National Assembly (GNA, Turkey's parliament) passed an education reform bill on March 30, 2012, extending the length of compulsory education from eight years to twelve. Primary education covers children from six to fourteen years Two retired generals have been placed on trial for their role in the September 12, 1980, coup d'etat in Turkey, which imposed military rule on the country for three years and reportedly saw 50 people executed Turkey's Parliament (the General Assembly) passed a law on March 8, 2012, notably on International Women's Day, designed to prevent violence against women. In the words of the lawyer and women's rights activist Nazan Moroglu, passage Turkey's Minister of Justice, Sadullah Ergin, announced on March 1, 2012, that the government would establish a special commission to handle cases filed with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR or ECtHR) on lengthy periods On October 12, 2011, the European Commission published its annual overview of the enlargement policy and the progress made by candidate countries in their efforts to join the European Union. The Report on Turkey is composed... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 16 Nov 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402884_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: Minority Religious Congregation Property to Be Returned Under Historic Measure http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402795_text Property - On February 15, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed an omnibus law (Law No. 6524 [in Turkish] (Feb. 15, 2014), GNA website) that amends the following four laws: Law On February 6, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed new amendments to Law No. 5651 on Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed by Means of Such Publications (5651 sayili The Constitutional Court of Turkey handed down a decision in June 2013 to annul the maximum term of imprisonment for certain crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the High Criminal Courts. (Constitutional Court On April 10, 2013, Turkey's President, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law on Foreigners and International Protection, to establish a legal framework for migration and asylum. (Turkish President Approves Law on Rights of Foreigners, On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the It was reported on January 24, 2013, that Turkey's Radio and Television Supreme Council (Radyo ve Televizyonust Kurulu, or RTandUuml;K) has approved a new regulation that bans politicians from appearing in public service announcements (PSAs). The The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when It was reported on November 29, 2012, that Turkey's Constitutional Court has annulled a government-backed law, adopted in 2008, that sought to amend the Constitution On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On September 24, 2012, the day that new provisions allowing access by individuals to Turkey's Constitutional Court came into effect, seven persons filed petitions with the Court. The aim of the newly applicable measures, which comprise Turkey's Constitutional Reconciliation Commission reconvened on August 1, 2012, to resume its preparation of a new constitution for the country. The parliamentary body will reportedly start to discuss some articles that have given rise to heated On July 4, 2012, the Turkish Parliament (the Grand National Assembly, Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi, or TBMM), passed amendments to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Tutun andUuml;runlerinin Zararlarinin andOuml;nlenmesi Turkey's Parliament passed a new law on July 4, 2012, to limit births by Cesarean section to cases of medical necessity. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had declared his opposition to C-section births in May and On June 27, 2012, it was reported that Turkey's ruling party, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) is planning to propose reform of the court system, including abolition of the special authority courts now used to On June 15, 2012, defense lawyers in Turkey boycotted a high profile trial in protest over a judicial ruling in a case that began with press revelations in 2010. It involves hundreds of military officers charged The Grand National Assembly (GNA, Turkey's parliament) passed an education reform bill on March 30, 2012, extending the length of compulsory education from eight years to twelve. Primary education covers children from six to fourteen years Two retired generals have been placed on trial for their role in the September 12, 1980, coup d'etat in Turkey, which imposed military rule on the country for three years and reportedly saw 50 people executed Turkey's Parliament (the General Assembly) passed a law on March 8, 2012, notably on International Women's Day, designed to prevent violence against women. In the words of the lawyer and women's rights activist Nazan Moroglu, passage Turkey's Minister of Justice, Sadullah Ergin, announced on March 1, 2012, that the government would establish a special commission to handle cases filed with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR or ECtHR) on lengthy periods On October 12, 2011, the European Commission published its annual overview of the enlargement policy and the progress made by candidate countries in their efforts to join the European Union. The Report on Turkey is composed An omnibus decree published in Turkey's official gazette, RESMandIcirc; GAZETE, on August 27, 2011, contains an historic article mandating the return of properties, which had been forcibly taken over by the state, to their minority, non-Muslim... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 06 Sep 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402795_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: Proposed New Canal May Have Impact on Major Shipping Treaty http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402690_text Treaties and International Agreements/Maritime - On February 15, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed an omnibus law (Law No. 6524 [in Turkish] (Feb. 15, 2014), GNA website) that amends the following four laws: Law On February 6, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed new amendments to Law No. 5651 on Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed by Means of Such Publications (5651 sayili The Constitutional Court of Turkey handed down a decision in June 2013 to annul the maximum term of imprisonment for certain crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the High Criminal Courts. (Constitutional Court On April 10, 2013, Turkey's President, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law on Foreigners and International Protection, to establish a legal framework for migration and asylum. (Turkish President Approves Law on Rights of Foreigners, On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the It was reported on January 24, 2013, that Turkey's Radio and Television Supreme Council (Radyo ve Televizyonust Kurulu, or RTandUuml;K) has approved a new regulation that bans politicians from appearing in public service announcements (PSAs). The The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when It was reported on November 29, 2012, that Turkey's Constitutional Court has annulled a government-backed law, adopted in 2008, that sought to amend the Constitution On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On September 24, 2012, the day that new provisions allowing access by individuals to Turkey's Constitutional Court came into effect, seven persons filed petitions with the Court. The aim of the newly applicable measures, which comprise Turkey's Constitutional Reconciliation Commission reconvened on August 1, 2012, to resume its preparation of a new constitution for the country. The parliamentary body will reportedly start to discuss some articles that have given rise to heated On July 4, 2012, the Turkish Parliament (the Grand National Assembly, Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi, or TBMM), passed amendments to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Tutun andUuml;runlerinin Zararlarinin andOuml;nlenmesi Turkey's Parliament passed a new law on July 4, 2012, to limit births by Cesarean section to cases of medical necessity. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had declared his opposition to C-section births in May and On June 27, 2012, it was reported that Turkey's ruling party, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) is planning to propose reform of the court system, including abolition of the special authority courts now used to On June 15, 2012, defense lawyers in Turkey boycotted a high profile trial in protest over a judicial ruling in a case that began with press revelations in 2010. It involves hundreds of military officers charged The Grand National Assembly (GNA, Turkey's parliament) passed an education reform bill on March 30, 2012, extending the length of compulsory education from eight years to twelve. Primary education covers children from six to fourteen years Two retired generals have been placed on trial for their role in the September 12, 1980, coup d'etat in Turkey, which imposed military rule on the country for three years and reportedly saw 50 people executed Turkey's Parliament (the General Assembly) passed a law on March 8, 2012, notably on International Women's Day, designed to prevent violence against women. In the words of the lawyer and women's rights activist Nazan Moroglu, passage Turkey's Minister of Justice, Sadullah Ergin, announced on March 1, 2012, that the government would establish a special commission to handle cases filed with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR or ECtHR) on lengthy periods On October 12, 2011, the European Commission published its annual overview of the enlargement policy and the progress made by candidate countries in their efforts to join the European Union. The Report on Turkey is composed An omnibus decree published in Turkey's official gazette, RESMandIcirc; GAZETE, on August 27, 2011, contains an historic article mandating the return of properties, which had been forcibly taken over by the state, to their minority, non-Muslim On April 27, 2011, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoand#287;an of Turkey announced a plan to relieve dangerously heavy tanker traffic in the Bosphorus Strait by creating a man-made canal through western Istanbul to serve as a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 27 May 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402690_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: Certain Words Banned from Domain Names http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402661_text Communications - On February 15, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed an omnibus law (Law No. 6524 [in Turkish] (Feb. 15, 2014), GNA website) that amends the following four laws: Law On February 6, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed new amendments to Law No. 5651 on Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed by Means of Such Publications (5651 sayili The Constitutional Court of Turkey handed down a decision in June 2013 to annul the maximum term of imprisonment for certain crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the High Criminal Courts. (Constitutional Court On April 10, 2013, Turkey's President, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law on Foreigners and International Protection, to establish a legal framework for migration and asylum. (Turkish President Approves Law on Rights of Foreigners, On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the It was reported on January 24, 2013, that Turkey's Radio and Television Supreme Council (Radyo ve Televizyonust Kurulu, or RTandUuml;K) has approved a new regulation that bans politicians from appearing in public service announcements (PSAs). The The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when It was reported on November 29, 2012, that Turkey's Constitutional Court has annulled a government-backed law, adopted in 2008, that sought to amend the Constitution On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On September 24, 2012, the day that new provisions allowing access by individuals to Turkey's Constitutional Court came into effect, seven persons filed petitions with the Court. The aim of the newly applicable measures, which comprise Turkey's Constitutional Reconciliation Commission reconvened on August 1, 2012, to resume its preparation of a new constitution for the country. The parliamentary body will reportedly start to discuss some articles that have given rise to heated On July 4, 2012, the Turkish Parliament (the Grand National Assembly, Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi, or TBMM), passed amendments to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Tutun andUuml;runlerinin Zararlarinin andOuml;nlenmesi Turkey's Parliament passed a new law on July 4, 2012, to limit births by Cesarean section to cases of medical necessity. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had declared his opposition to C-section births in May and On June 27, 2012, it was reported that Turkey's ruling party, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) is planning to propose reform of the court system, including abolition of the special authority courts now used to On June 15, 2012, defense lawyers in Turkey boycotted a high profile trial in protest over a judicial ruling in a case that began with press revelations in 2010. It involves hundreds of military officers charged The Grand National Assembly (GNA, Turkey's parliament) passed an education reform bill on March 30, 2012, extending the length of compulsory education from eight years to twelve. Primary education covers children from six to fourteen years Two retired generals have been placed on trial for their role in the September 12, 1980, coup d'etat in Turkey, which imposed military rule on the country for three years and reportedly saw 50 people executed Turkey's Parliament (the General Assembly) passed a law on March 8, 2012, notably on International Women's Day, designed to prevent violence against women. In the words of the lawyer and women's rights activist Nazan Moroglu, passage Turkey's Minister of Justice, Sadullah Ergin, announced on March 1, 2012, that the government would establish a special commission to handle cases filed with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR or ECtHR) on lengthy periods On October 12, 2011, the European Commission published its annual overview of the enlargement policy and the progress made by candidate countries in their efforts to join the European Union. The Report on Turkey is composed An omnibus decree published in Turkey's official gazette, RESMandIcirc; GAZETE, on August 27, 2011, contains an historic article mandating the return of properties, which had been forcibly taken over by the state, to their minority, non-Muslim On April 27, 2011, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoand#287;an of Turkey announced a plan to relieve dangerously heavy tanker traffic in the Bosphorus Strait by creating a man-made canal through western Istanbul to serve as a On April 28, 2011, Turkeyand#8217;s Telecommunications Directorate (Telekomand#252;nikasyon and#304;letiand#351;im Baand#351;kanland#305;and#287;and#305;, or Tand#304;B), under the Information and Communication Technologies Authority, sent a list of 138 Turkish and English words to web-hosting companies, banning their use in domain... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 10 May 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402661_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: Alleged Members of Revolutionary Headquarters Indicted on Terrorist Charges http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402549_text Terrorism - On February 15, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed an omnibus law (Law No. 6524 [in Turkish] (Feb. 15, 2014), GNA website) that amends the following four laws: Law On February 6, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed new amendments to Law No. 5651 on Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed by Means of Such Publications (5651 sayili The Constitutional Court of Turkey handed down a decision in June 2013 to annul the maximum term of imprisonment for certain crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the High Criminal Courts. (Constitutional Court On April 10, 2013, Turkey's President, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law on Foreigners and International Protection, to establish a legal framework for migration and asylum. (Turkish President Approves Law on Rights of Foreigners, On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the It was reported on January 24, 2013, that Turkey's Radio and Television Supreme Council (Radyo ve Televizyonust Kurulu, or RTandUuml;K) has approved a new regulation that bans politicians from appearing in public service announcements (PSAs). The The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when It was reported on November 29, 2012, that Turkey's Constitutional Court has annulled a government-backed law, adopted in 2008, that sought to amend the Constitution On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On September 24, 2012, the day that new provisions allowing access by individuals to Turkey's Constitutional Court came into effect, seven persons filed petitions with the Court. The aim of the newly applicable measures, which comprise Turkey's Constitutional Reconciliation Commission reconvened on August 1, 2012, to resume its preparation of a new constitution for the country. The parliamentary body will reportedly start to discuss some articles that have given rise to heated On July 4, 2012, the Turkish Parliament (the Grand National Assembly, Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi, or TBMM), passed amendments to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Tutun andUuml;runlerinin Zararlarinin andOuml;nlenmesi Turkey's Parliament passed a new law on July 4, 2012, to limit births by Cesarean section to cases of medical necessity. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had declared his opposition to C-section births in May and On June 27, 2012, it was reported that Turkey's ruling party, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) is planning to propose reform of the court system, including abolition of the special authority courts now used to On June 15, 2012, defense lawyers in Turkey boycotted a high profile trial in protest over a judicial ruling in a case that began with press revelations in 2010. It involves hundreds of military officers charged The Grand National Assembly (GNA, Turkey's parliament) passed an education reform bill on March 30, 2012, extending the length of compulsory education from eight years to twelve. Primary education covers children from six to fourteen years Two retired generals have been placed on trial for their role in the September 12, 1980, coup d'etat in Turkey, which imposed military rule on the country for three years and reportedly saw 50 people executed Turkey's Parliament (the General Assembly) passed a law on March 8, 2012, notably on International Women's Day, designed to prevent violence against women. In the words of the lawyer and women's rights activist Nazan Moroglu, passage Turkey's Minister of Justice, Sadullah Ergin, announced on March 1, 2012, that the government would establish a special commission to handle cases filed with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR or ECtHR) on lengthy periods On October 12, 2011, the European Commission published its annual overview of the enlargement policy and the progress made by candidate countries in their efforts to join the European Union. The Report on Turkey is composed An omnibus decree published in Turkey's official gazette, RESMandIcirc; GAZETE, on August 27, 2011, contains an historic article mandating the return of properties, which had been forcibly taken over by the state, to their minority, non-Muslim On April 27, 2011, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoand#287;an of Turkey announced a plan to relieve dangerously heavy tanker traffic in the Bosphorus Strait by creating a man-made canal through western Istanbul to serve as a On April 28, 2011, Turkeyand#8217;s Telecommunications Directorate (Telekomand#252;nikasyon and#304;letiand#351;im Baand#351;kanland#305;and#287;and#305;, or Tand#304;B), under the Information and Communication Technologies Authority, sent a list of 138 Turkish and English words to web-hosting companies, banning their use in domain It was reported on February 5, 2011, that Istanbul's 12th High Criminal Court has accepted an indictment against 22 persons suspected of being linked to the leftist terrorist organization the Revolutionary Headquarters (RH). The group... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 03 Mar 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402549_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: Controversial Bill on High Court Reform Adopted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402546_text Judiciary - On February 15, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed an omnibus law (Law No. 6524 [in Turkish] (Feb. 15, 2014), GNA website) that amends the following four laws: Law On February 6, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed new amendments to Law No. 5651 on Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed by Means of Such Publications (5651 sayili The Constitutional Court of Turkey handed down a decision in June 2013 to annul the maximum term of imprisonment for certain crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the High Criminal Courts. (Constitutional Court On April 10, 2013, Turkey's President, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law on Foreigners and International Protection, to establish a legal framework for migration and asylum. (Turkish President Approves Law on Rights of Foreigners, On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the It was reported on January 24, 2013, that Turkey's Radio and Television Supreme Council (Radyo ve Televizyonust Kurulu, or RTandUuml;K) has approved a new regulation that bans politicians from appearing in public service announcements (PSAs). The The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when It was reported on November 29, 2012, that Turkey's Constitutional Court has annulled a government-backed law, adopted in 2008, that sought to amend the Constitution On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On September 24, 2012, the day that new provisions allowing access by individuals to Turkey's Constitutional Court came into effect, seven persons filed petitions with the Court. The aim of the newly applicable measures, which comprise Turkey's Constitutional Reconciliation Commission reconvened on August 1, 2012, to resume its preparation of a new constitution for the country. The parliamentary body will reportedly start to discuss some articles that have given rise to heated On July 4, 2012, the Turkish Parliament (the Grand National Assembly, Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi, or TBMM), passed amendments to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Tutun andUuml;runlerinin Zararlarinin andOuml;nlenmesi Turkey's Parliament passed a new law on July 4, 2012, to limit births by Cesarean section to cases of medical necessity. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had declared his opposition to C-section births in May and On June 27, 2012, it was reported that Turkey's ruling party, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) is planning to propose reform of the court system, including abolition of the special authority courts now used to On June 15, 2012, defense lawyers in Turkey boycotted a high profile trial in protest over a judicial ruling in a case that began with press revelations in 2010. It involves hundreds of military officers charged The Grand National Assembly (GNA, Turkey's parliament) passed an education reform bill on March 30, 2012, extending the length of compulsory education from eight years to twelve. Primary education covers children from six to fourteen years Two retired generals have been placed on trial for their role in the September 12, 1980, coup d'etat in Turkey, which imposed military rule on the country for three years and reportedly saw 50 people executed Turkey's Parliament (the General Assembly) passed a law on March 8, 2012, notably on International Women's Day, designed to prevent violence against women. In the words of the lawyer and women's rights activist Nazan Moroglu, passage Turkey's Minister of Justice, Sadullah Ergin, announced on March 1, 2012, that the government would establish a special commission to handle cases filed with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR or ECtHR) on lengthy periods On October 12, 2011, the European Commission published its annual overview of the enlargement policy and the progress made by candidate countries in their efforts to join the European Union. The Report on Turkey is composed An omnibus decree published in Turkey's official gazette, RESMandIcirc; GAZETE, on August 27, 2011, contains an historic article mandating the return of properties, which had been forcibly taken over by the state, to their minority, non-Muslim On April 27, 2011, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoand#287;an of Turkey announced a plan to relieve dangerously heavy tanker traffic in the Bosphorus Strait by creating a man-made canal through western Istanbul to serve as a On April 28, 2011, Turkeyand#8217;s Telecommunications Directorate (Telekomand#252;nikasyon and#304;letiand#351;im Baand#351;kanland#305;and#287;and#305;, or Tand#304;B), under the Information and Communication Technologies Authority, sent a list of 138 Turkish and English words to web-hosting companies, banning their use in domain It was reported on February 5, 2011, that Istanbul's 12th High Criminal Court has accepted an indictment against 22 persons suspected of being linked to the leftist terrorist organization the Revolutionary Headquarters (RH). The group Turkey's Parliament passed a controversial judicial reform bill on February 9, 2011. Under the Law on the Amendment of Certain Laws, the highest level of the judiciary will be restructured. The Court of Appeals (Court of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 01 Mar 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402546_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: New Regulation Banning Asbestos Takes Effect http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402453_text Workers safety and health - On February 15, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed an omnibus law (Law No. 6524 [in Turkish] (Feb. 15, 2014), GNA website) that amends the following four laws: Law On February 6, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed new amendments to Law No. 5651 on Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed by Means of Such Publications (5651 sayili The Constitutional Court of Turkey handed down a decision in June 2013 to annul the maximum term of imprisonment for certain crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the High Criminal Courts. (Constitutional Court On April 10, 2013, Turkey's President, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law on Foreigners and International Protection, to establish a legal framework for migration and asylum. (Turkish President Approves Law on Rights of Foreigners, On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the It was reported on January 24, 2013, that Turkey's Radio and Television Supreme Council (Radyo ve Televizyonust Kurulu, or RTandUuml;K) has approved a new regulation that bans politicians from appearing in public service announcements (PSAs). The The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when It was reported on November 29, 2012, that Turkey's Constitutional Court has annulled a government-backed law, adopted in 2008, that sought to amend the Constitution On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On September 24, 2012, the day that new provisions allowing access by individuals to Turkey's Constitutional Court came into effect, seven persons filed petitions with the Court. The aim of the newly applicable measures, which comprise Turkey's Constitutional Reconciliation Commission reconvened on August 1, 2012, to resume its preparation of a new constitution for the country. The parliamentary body will reportedly start to discuss some articles that have given rise to heated On July 4, 2012, the Turkish Parliament (the Grand National Assembly, Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi, or TBMM), passed amendments to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Tutun andUuml;runlerinin Zararlarinin andOuml;nlenmesi Turkey's Parliament passed a new law on July 4, 2012, to limit births by Cesarean section to cases of medical necessity. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had declared his opposition to C-section births in May and On June 27, 2012, it was reported that Turkey's ruling party, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) is planning to propose reform of the court system, including abolition of the special authority courts now used to On June 15, 2012, defense lawyers in Turkey boycotted a high profile trial in protest over a judicial ruling in a case that began with press revelations in 2010. It involves hundreds of military officers charged The Grand National Assembly (GNA, Turkey's parliament) passed an education reform bill on March 30, 2012, extending the length of compulsory education from eight years to twelve. Primary education covers children from six to fourteen years Two retired generals have been placed on trial for their role in the September 12, 1980, coup d'etat in Turkey, which imposed military rule on the country for three years and reportedly saw 50 people executed Turkey's Parliament (the General Assembly) passed a law on March 8, 2012, notably on International Women's Day, designed to prevent violence against women. In the words of the lawyer and women's rights activist Nazan Moroglu, passage Turkey's Minister of Justice, Sadullah Ergin, announced on March 1, 2012, that the government would establish a special commission to handle cases filed with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR or ECtHR) on lengthy periods On October 12, 2011, the European Commission published its annual overview of the enlargement policy and the progress made by candidate countries in their efforts to join the European Union. The Report on Turkey is composed An omnibus decree published in Turkey's official gazette, RESMandIcirc; GAZETE, on August 27, 2011, contains an historic article mandating the return of properties, which had been forcibly taken over by the state, to their minority, non-Muslim On April 27, 2011, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoand#287;an of Turkey announced a plan to relieve dangerously heavy tanker traffic in the Bosphorus Strait by creating a man-made canal through western Istanbul to serve as a On April 28, 2011, Turkeyand#8217;s Telecommunications Directorate (Telekomand#252;nikasyon and#304;letiand#351;im Baand#351;kanland#305;and#287;and#305;, or Tand#304;B), under the Information and Communication Technologies Authority, sent a list of 138 Turkish and English words to web-hosting companies, banning their use in domain It was reported on February 5, 2011, that Istanbul's 12th High Criminal Court has accepted an indictment against 22 persons suspected of being linked to the leftist terrorist organization the Revolutionary Headquarters (RH). The group Turkey's Parliament passed a controversial judicial reform bill on February 9, 2011. Under the Law on the Amendment of Certain Laws, the highest level of the judiciary will be restructured. The Court of Appeals (Court of The Environment Management Directorate General of Turkey announced on December 30, 2010, that effective December 31 a regulation banning the production, use, and supply of asbestos would take effect in the country. A partial ban has... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 06 Jan 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402453_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: Draft Firearms Legislation Suspended by Parliamentary Committee http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402452_text Firearms and explosives - On February 15, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed an omnibus law (Law No. 6524 [in Turkish] (Feb. 15, 2014), GNA website) that amends the following four laws: Law On February 6, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed new amendments to Law No. 5651 on Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed by Means of Such Publications (5651 sayili The Constitutional Court of Turkey handed down a decision in June 2013 to annul the maximum term of imprisonment for certain crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the High Criminal Courts. (Constitutional Court On April 10, 2013, Turkey's President, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law on Foreigners and International Protection, to establish a legal framework for migration and asylum. (Turkish President Approves Law on Rights of Foreigners, On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the It was reported on January 24, 2013, that Turkey's Radio and Television Supreme Council (Radyo ve Televizyonust Kurulu, or RTandUuml;K) has approved a new regulation that bans politicians from appearing in public service announcements (PSAs). The The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when It was reported on November 29, 2012, that Turkey's Constitutional Court has annulled a government-backed law, adopted in 2008, that sought to amend the Constitution On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On September 24, 2012, the day that new provisions allowing access by individuals to Turkey's Constitutional Court came into effect, seven persons filed petitions with the Court. The aim of the newly applicable measures, which comprise Turkey's Constitutional Reconciliation Commission reconvened on August 1, 2012, to resume its preparation of a new constitution for the country. The parliamentary body will reportedly start to discuss some articles that have given rise to heated On July 4, 2012, the Turkish Parliament (the Grand National Assembly, Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi, or TBMM), passed amendments to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Tutun andUuml;runlerinin Zararlarinin andOuml;nlenmesi Turkey's Parliament passed a new law on July 4, 2012, to limit births by Cesarean section to cases of medical necessity. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had declared his opposition to C-section births in May and On June 27, 2012, it was reported that Turkey's ruling party, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) is planning to propose reform of the court system, including abolition of the special authority courts now used to On June 15, 2012, defense lawyers in Turkey boycotted a high profile trial in protest over a judicial ruling in a case that began with press revelations in 2010. It involves hundreds of military officers charged The Grand National Assembly (GNA, Turkey's parliament) passed an education reform bill on March 30, 2012, extending the length of compulsory education from eight years to twelve. Primary education covers children from six to fourteen years Two retired generals have been placed on trial for their role in the September 12, 1980, coup d'etat in Turkey, which imposed military rule on the country for three years and reportedly saw 50 people executed Turkey's Parliament (the General Assembly) passed a law on March 8, 2012, notably on International Women's Day, designed to prevent violence against women. In the words of the lawyer and women's rights activist Nazan Moroglu, passage Turkey's Minister of Justice, Sadullah Ergin, announced on March 1, 2012, that the government would establish a special commission to handle cases filed with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR or ECtHR) on lengthy periods On October 12, 2011, the European Commission published its annual overview of the enlargement policy and the progress made by candidate countries in their efforts to join the European Union. The Report on Turkey is composed An omnibus decree published in Turkey's official gazette, RESMandIcirc; GAZETE, on August 27, 2011, contains an historic article mandating the return of properties, which had been forcibly taken over by the state, to their minority, non-Muslim On April 27, 2011, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoand#287;an of Turkey announced a plan to relieve dangerously heavy tanker traffic in the Bosphorus Strait by creating a man-made canal through western Istanbul to serve as a On April 28, 2011, Turkeyand#8217;s Telecommunications Directorate (Telekomand#252;nikasyon and#304;letiand#351;im Baand#351;kanland#305;and#287;and#305;, or Tand#304;B), under the Information and Communication Technologies Authority, sent a list of 138 Turkish and English words to web-hosting companies, banning their use in domain It was reported on February 5, 2011, that Istanbul's 12th High Criminal Court has accepted an indictment against 22 persons suspected of being linked to the leftist terrorist organization the Revolutionary Headquarters (RH). The group Turkey's Parliament passed a controversial judicial reform bill on February 9, 2011. Under the Law on the Amendment of Certain Laws, the highest level of the judiciary will be restructured. The Court of Appeals (Court of The Environment Management Directorate General of Turkey announced on December 30, 2010, that effective December 31 a regulation banning the production, use, and supply of asbestos would take effect in the country. A partial ban has It was reported in late December 2010 that a draft law on firearms that had been approved by the Internal Affairs Subcommittee of Turkey's Parliament has been suspended. The Umut Foundation, an anti-gun nongovernment organization in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 03 Jan 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402452_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: New Minimum Wage http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402451_text Labor - On February 15, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed an omnibus law (Law No. 6524 [in Turkish] (Feb. 15, 2014), GNA website) that amends the following four laws: Law On February 6, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed new amendments to Law No. 5651 on Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed by Means of Such Publications (5651 sayili The Constitutional Court of Turkey handed down a decision in June 2013 to annul the maximum term of imprisonment for certain crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the High Criminal Courts. (Constitutional Court On April 10, 2013, Turkey's President, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law on Foreigners and International Protection, to establish a legal framework for migration and asylum. (Turkish President Approves Law on Rights of Foreigners, On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the It was reported on January 24, 2013, that Turkey's Radio and Television Supreme Council (Radyo ve Televizyonust Kurulu, or RTandUuml;K) has approved a new regulation that bans politicians from appearing in public service announcements (PSAs). The The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when It was reported on November 29, 2012, that Turkey's Constitutional Court has annulled a government-backed law, adopted in 2008, that sought to amend the Constitution On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On September 24, 2012, the day that new provisions allowing access by individuals to Turkey's Constitutional Court came into effect, seven persons filed petitions with the Court. The aim of the newly applicable measures, which comprise Turkey's Constitutional Reconciliation Commission reconvened on August 1, 2012, to resume its preparation of a new constitution for the country. The parliamentary body will reportedly start to discuss some articles that have given rise to heated On July 4, 2012, the Turkish Parliament (the Grand National Assembly, Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi, or TBMM), passed amendments to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Tutun andUuml;runlerinin Zararlarinin andOuml;nlenmesi Turkey's Parliament passed a new law on July 4, 2012, to limit births by Cesarean section to cases of medical necessity. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had declared his opposition to C-section births in May and On June 27, 2012, it was reported that Turkey's ruling party, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) is planning to propose reform of the court system, including abolition of the special authority courts now used to On June 15, 2012, defense lawyers in Turkey boycotted a high profile trial in protest over a judicial ruling in a case that began with press revelations in 2010. It involves hundreds of military officers charged The Grand National Assembly (GNA, Turkey's parliament) passed an education reform bill on March 30, 2012, extending the length of compulsory education from eight years to twelve. Primary education covers children from six to fourteen years Two retired generals have been placed on trial for their role in the September 12, 1980, coup d'etat in Turkey, which imposed military rule on the country for three years and reportedly saw 50 people executed Turkey's Parliament (the General Assembly) passed a law on March 8, 2012, notably on International Women's Day, designed to prevent violence against women. In the words of the lawyer and women's rights activist Nazan Moroglu, passage Turkey's Minister of Justice, Sadullah Ergin, announced on March 1, 2012, that the government would establish a special commission to handle cases filed with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR or ECtHR) on lengthy periods On October 12, 2011, the European Commission published its annual overview of the enlargement policy and the progress made by candidate countries in their efforts to join the European Union. The Report on Turkey is composed An omnibus decree published in Turkey's official gazette, RESMandIcirc; GAZETE, on August 27, 2011, contains an historic article mandating the return of properties, which had been forcibly taken over by the state, to their minority, non-Muslim On April 27, 2011, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoand#287;an of Turkey announced a plan to relieve dangerously heavy tanker traffic in the Bosphorus Strait by creating a man-made canal through western Istanbul to serve as a On April 28, 2011, Turkeyand#8217;s Telecommunications Directorate (Telekomand#252;nikasyon and#304;letiand#351;im Baand#351;kanland#305;and#287;and#305;, or Tand#304;B), under the Information and Communication Technologies Authority, sent a list of 138 Turkish and English words to web-hosting companies, banning their use in domain It was reported on February 5, 2011, that Istanbul's 12th High Criminal Court has accepted an indictment against 22 persons suspected of being linked to the leftist terrorist organization the Revolutionary Headquarters (RH). The group Turkey's Parliament passed a controversial judicial reform bill on February 9, 2011. Under the Law on the Amendment of Certain Laws, the highest level of the judiciary will be restructured. The Court of Appeals (Court of The Environment Management Directorate General of Turkey announced on December 30, 2010, that effective December 31 a regulation banning the production, use, and supply of asbestos would take effect in the country. A partial ban has It was reported in late December 2010 that a draft law on firearms that had been approved by the Internal Affairs Subcommittee of Turkey's Parliament has been suspended. The Umut Foundation, an anti-gun nongovernment organization in Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 03 Jan 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402451_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: New Employment Income Tax Rates http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402157_text Taxation - On February 15, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed an omnibus law (Law No. 6524 [in Turkish] (Feb. 15, 2014), GNA website) that amends the following four laws: Law On February 6, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed new amendments to Law No. 5651 on Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed by Means of Such Publications (5651 sayili The Constitutional Court of Turkey handed down a decision in June 2013 to annul the maximum term of imprisonment for certain crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the High Criminal Courts. (Constitutional Court On April 10, 2013, Turkey's President, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law on Foreigners and International Protection, to establish a legal framework for migration and asylum. (Turkish President Approves Law on Rights of Foreigners, On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the It was reported on January 24, 2013, that Turkey's Radio and Television Supreme Council (Radyo ve Televizyonust Kurulu, or RTandUuml;K) has approved a new regulation that bans politicians from appearing in public service announcements (PSAs). The The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when It was reported on November 29, 2012, that Turkey's Constitutional Court has annulled a government-backed law, adopted in 2008, that sought to amend the Constitution On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On September 24, 2012, the day that new provisions allowing access by individuals to Turkey's Constitutional Court came into effect, seven persons filed petitions with the Court. The aim of the newly applicable measures, which comprise Turkey's Constitutional Reconciliation Commission reconvened on August 1, 2012, to resume its preparation of a new constitution for the country. The parliamentary body will reportedly start to discuss some articles that have given rise to heated On July 4, 2012, the Turkish Parliament (the Grand National Assembly, Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi, or TBMM), passed amendments to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Tutun andUuml;runlerinin Zararlarinin andOuml;nlenmesi Turkey's Parliament passed a new law on July 4, 2012, to limit births by Cesarean section to cases of medical necessity. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had declared his opposition to C-section births in May and On June 27, 2012, it was reported that Turkey's ruling party, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) is planning to propose reform of the court system, including abolition of the special authority courts now used to On June 15, 2012, defense lawyers in Turkey boycotted a high profile trial in protest over a judicial ruling in a case that began with press revelations in 2010. It involves hundreds of military officers charged The Grand National Assembly (GNA, Turkey's parliament) passed an education reform bill on March 30, 2012, extending the length of compulsory education from eight years to twelve. Primary education covers children from six to fourteen years Two retired generals have been placed on trial for their role in the September 12, 1980, coup d'etat in Turkey, which imposed military rule on the country for three years and reportedly saw 50 people executed Turkey's Parliament (the General Assembly) passed a law on March 8, 2012, notably on International Women's Day, designed to prevent violence against women. In the words of the lawyer and women's rights activist Nazan Moroglu, passage Turkey's Minister of Justice, Sadullah Ergin, announced on March 1, 2012, that the government would establish a special commission to handle cases filed with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR or ECtHR) on lengthy periods On October 12, 2011, the European Commission published its annual overview of the enlargement policy and the progress made by candidate countries in their efforts to join the European Union. The Report on Turkey is composed An omnibus decree published in Turkey's official gazette, RESMandIcirc; GAZETE, on August 27, 2011, contains an historic article mandating the return of properties, which had been forcibly taken over by the state, to their minority, non-Muslim On April 27, 2011, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoand#287;an of Turkey announced a plan to relieve dangerously heavy tanker traffic in the Bosphorus Strait by creating a man-made canal through western Istanbul to serve as a On April 28, 2011, Turkeyand#8217;s Telecommunications Directorate (Telekomand#252;nikasyon and#304;letiand#351;im Baand#351;kanland#305;and#287;and#305;, or Tand#304;B), under the Information and Communication Technologies Authority, sent a list of 138 Turkish and English words to web-hosting companies, banning their use in domain It was reported on February 5, 2011, that Istanbul's 12th High Criminal Court has accepted an indictment against 22 persons suspected of being linked to the leftist terrorist organization the Revolutionary Headquarters (RH). The group Turkey's Parliament passed a controversial judicial reform bill on February 9, 2011. Under the Law on the Amendment of Certain Laws, the highest level of the judiciary will be restructured. The Court of Appeals (Court of The Environment Management Directorate General of Turkey announced on December 30, 2010, that effective December 31 a regulation banning the production, use, and supply of asbestos would take effect in the country. A partial ban has It was reported in late December 2010 that a draft law on firearms that had been approved by the Internal Affairs Subcommittee of Turkey's Parliament has been suspended. The Umut Foundation, an anti-gun nongovernment organization in Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners Law 6009, amending Turkey's individual income tax brackets with retrospective effect from January 1, was published in the country's OFFICIAL GAZETTE on August 1,2010 (Gvergisi kanunuile bazi kanun ve kanun hukmunde kararnamelerde deand#287;iand#351;iklik yapilmasina dair kanun... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 12 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402157_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: Legislature Approves Amendments to Constitution http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401978_text Constitution - On February 15, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed an omnibus law (Law No. 6524 [in Turkish] (Feb. 15, 2014), GNA website) that amends the following four laws: Law On February 6, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed new amendments to Law No. 5651 on Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed by Means of Such Publications (5651 sayili The Constitutional Court of Turkey handed down a decision in June 2013 to annul the maximum term of imprisonment for certain crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the High Criminal Courts. (Constitutional Court On April 10, 2013, Turkey's President, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law on Foreigners and International Protection, to establish a legal framework for migration and asylum. (Turkish President Approves Law on Rights of Foreigners, On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the It was reported on January 24, 2013, that Turkey's Radio and Television Supreme Council (Radyo ve Televizyonust Kurulu, or RTandUuml;K) has approved a new regulation that bans politicians from appearing in public service announcements (PSAs). The The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when It was reported on November 29, 2012, that Turkey's Constitutional Court has annulled a government-backed law, adopted in 2008, that sought to amend the Constitution On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On September 24, 2012, the day that new provisions allowing access by individuals to Turkey's Constitutional Court came into effect, seven persons filed petitions with the Court. The aim of the newly applicable measures, which comprise Turkey's Constitutional Reconciliation Commission reconvened on August 1, 2012, to resume its preparation of a new constitution for the country. The parliamentary body will reportedly start to discuss some articles that have given rise to heated On July 4, 2012, the Turkish Parliament (the Grand National Assembly, Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi, or TBMM), passed amendments to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Tutun andUuml;runlerinin Zararlarinin andOuml;nlenmesi Turkey's Parliament passed a new law on July 4, 2012, to limit births by Cesarean section to cases of medical necessity. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had declared his opposition to C-section births in May and On June 27, 2012, it was reported that Turkey's ruling party, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) is planning to propose reform of the court system, including abolition of the special authority courts now used to On June 15, 2012, defense lawyers in Turkey boycotted a high profile trial in protest over a judicial ruling in a case that began with press revelations in 2010. It involves hundreds of military officers charged The Grand National Assembly (GNA, Turkey's parliament) passed an education reform bill on March 30, 2012, extending the length of compulsory education from eight years to twelve. Primary education covers children from six to fourteen years Two retired generals have been placed on trial for their role in the September 12, 1980, coup d'etat in Turkey, which imposed military rule on the country for three years and reportedly saw 50 people executed Turkey's Parliament (the General Assembly) passed a law on March 8, 2012, notably on International Women's Day, designed to prevent violence against women. In the words of the lawyer and women's rights activist Nazan Moroglu, passage Turkey's Minister of Justice, Sadullah Ergin, announced on March 1, 2012, that the government would establish a special commission to handle cases filed with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR or ECtHR) on lengthy periods On October 12, 2011, the European Commission published its annual overview of the enlargement policy and the progress made by candidate countries in their efforts to join the European Union. The Report on Turkey is composed An omnibus decree published in Turkey's official gazette, RESMandIcirc; GAZETE, on August 27, 2011, contains an historic article mandating the return of properties, which had been forcibly taken over by the state, to their minority, non-Muslim On April 27, 2011, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoand#287;an of Turkey announced a plan to relieve dangerously heavy tanker traffic in the Bosphorus Strait by creating a man-made canal through western Istanbul to serve as a On April 28, 2011, Turkeyand#8217;s Telecommunications Directorate (Telekomand#252;nikasyon and#304;letiand#351;im Baand#351;kanland#305;and#287;and#305;, or Tand#304;B), under the Information and Communication Technologies Authority, sent a list of 138 Turkish and English words to web-hosting companies, banning their use in domain It was reported on February 5, 2011, that Istanbul's 12th High Criminal Court has accepted an indictment against 22 persons suspected of being linked to the leftist terrorist organization the Revolutionary Headquarters (RH). The group Turkey's Parliament passed a controversial judicial reform bill on February 9, 2011. Under the Law on the Amendment of Certain Laws, the highest level of the judiciary will be restructured. The Court of Appeals (Court of The Environment Management Directorate General of Turkey announced on December 30, 2010, that effective December 31 a regulation banning the production, use, and supply of asbestos would take effect in the country. A partial ban has It was reported in late December 2010 that a draft law on firearms that had been approved by the Internal Affairs Subcommittee of Turkey's Parliament has been suspended. The Umut Foundation, an anti-gun nongovernment organization in Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners Law 6009, amending Turkey's individual income tax brackets with retrospective effect from January 1, was published in the country's OFFICIAL GAZETTE on August 1,2010 (Gvergisi kanunuile bazi kanun ve kanun hukmunde kararnamelerde deand#287;iand#351;iklik yapilmasina dair kanun The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) approved a set of amendments to the Turkish Constitution on May 7, 2010. The changes, proposed by the ruling Justice and Development Party, include a revamping of the Constitutional Court,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 12 May 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401978_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: Controversial Amendments to Constitution Proposed by Ruling Party http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401886_text Constitution - On February 15, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed an omnibus law (Law No. 6524 [in Turkish] (Feb. 15, 2014), GNA website) that amends the following four laws: Law On February 6, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed new amendments to Law No. 5651 on Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed by Means of Such Publications (5651 sayili The Constitutional Court of Turkey handed down a decision in June 2013 to annul the maximum term of imprisonment for certain crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the High Criminal Courts. (Constitutional Court On April 10, 2013, Turkey's President, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law on Foreigners and International Protection, to establish a legal framework for migration and asylum. (Turkish President Approves Law on Rights of Foreigners, On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the It was reported on January 24, 2013, that Turkey's Radio and Television Supreme Council (Radyo ve Televizyonust Kurulu, or RTandUuml;K) has approved a new regulation that bans politicians from appearing in public service announcements (PSAs). The The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when It was reported on November 29, 2012, that Turkey's Constitutional Court has annulled a government-backed law, adopted in 2008, that sought to amend the Constitution On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On September 24, 2012, the day that new provisions allowing access by individuals to Turkey's Constitutional Court came into effect, seven persons filed petitions with the Court. The aim of the newly applicable measures, which comprise Turkey's Constitutional Reconciliation Commission reconvened on August 1, 2012, to resume its preparation of a new constitution for the country. The parliamentary body will reportedly start to discuss some articles that have given rise to heated On July 4, 2012, the Turkish Parliament (the Grand National Assembly, Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi, or TBMM), passed amendments to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Tutun andUuml;runlerinin Zararlarinin andOuml;nlenmesi Turkey's Parliament passed a new law on July 4, 2012, to limit births by Cesarean section to cases of medical necessity. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had declared his opposition to C-section births in May and On June 27, 2012, it was reported that Turkey's ruling party, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) is planning to propose reform of the court system, including abolition of the special authority courts now used to On June 15, 2012, defense lawyers in Turkey boycotted a high profile trial in protest over a judicial ruling in a case that began with press revelations in 2010. It involves hundreds of military officers charged The Grand National Assembly (GNA, Turkey's parliament) passed an education reform bill on March 30, 2012, extending the length of compulsory education from eight years to twelve. Primary education covers children from six to fourteen years Two retired generals have been placed on trial for their role in the September 12, 1980, coup d'etat in Turkey, which imposed military rule on the country for three years and reportedly saw 50 people executed Turkey's Parliament (the General Assembly) passed a law on March 8, 2012, notably on International Women's Day, designed to prevent violence against women. In the words of the lawyer and women's rights activist Nazan Moroglu, passage Turkey's Minister of Justice, Sadullah Ergin, announced on March 1, 2012, that the government would establish a special commission to handle cases filed with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR or ECtHR) on lengthy periods On October 12, 2011, the European Commission published its annual overview of the enlargement policy and the progress made by candidate countries in their efforts to join the European Union. The Report on Turkey is composed An omnibus decree published in Turkey's official gazette, RESMandIcirc; GAZETE, on August 27, 2011, contains an historic article mandating the return of properties, which had been forcibly taken over by the state, to their minority, non-Muslim On April 27, 2011, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoand#287;an of Turkey announced a plan to relieve dangerously heavy tanker traffic in the Bosphorus Strait by creating a man-made canal through western Istanbul to serve as a On April 28, 2011, Turkeyand#8217;s Telecommunications Directorate (Telekomand#252;nikasyon and#304;letiand#351;im Baand#351;kanland#305;and#287;and#305;, or Tand#304;B), under the Information and Communication Technologies Authority, sent a list of 138 Turkish and English words to web-hosting companies, banning their use in domain It was reported on February 5, 2011, that Istanbul's 12th High Criminal Court has accepted an indictment against 22 persons suspected of being linked to the leftist terrorist organization the Revolutionary Headquarters (RH). The group Turkey's Parliament passed a controversial judicial reform bill on February 9, 2011. Under the Law on the Amendment of Certain Laws, the highest level of the judiciary will be restructured. The Court of Appeals (Court of The Environment Management Directorate General of Turkey announced on December 30, 2010, that effective December 31 a regulation banning the production, use, and supply of asbestos would take effect in the country. A partial ban has It was reported in late December 2010 that a draft law on firearms that had been approved by the Internal Affairs Subcommittee of Turkey's Parliament has been suspended. The Umut Foundation, an anti-gun nongovernment organization in Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners Law 6009, amending Turkey's individual income tax brackets with retrospective effect from January 1, was published in the country's OFFICIAL GAZETTE on August 1,2010 (Gvergisi kanunuile bazi kanun ve kanun hukmunde kararnamelerde deand#287;iand#351;iklik yapilmasina dair kanun The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) approved a set of amendments to the Turkish Constitution on May 7, 2010. The changes, proposed by the ruling Justice and Development Party, include a revamping of the Constitutional Court, Hasan Gerceker, the President of Turkey's Supreme Court, stated in an interview on March 22, 2010, that proposed amendments to the country's Constitution made public the same day threaten the separation of powers and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 29 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401886_text Global Legal Monitor: European Court of Human Rights; Turkey: Criminal Conviction of Religious Group Members for Wearing Religious Clothing in Public Space Violated Freedom of Religion http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401839_text Human rights - On February 15, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed an omnibus law (Law No. 6524 [in Turkish] (Feb. 15, 2014), GNA website) that amends the following four laws: Law On February 6, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed new amendments to Law No. 5651 on Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed by Means of Such Publications (5651 sayili The Constitutional Court of Turkey handed down a decision in June 2013 to annul the maximum term of imprisonment for certain crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the High Criminal Courts. (Constitutional Court On April 10, 2013, Turkey's President, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law on Foreigners and International Protection, to establish a legal framework for migration and asylum. (Turkish President Approves Law on Rights of Foreigners, On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the It was reported on January 24, 2013, that Turkey's Radio and Television Supreme Council (Radyo ve Televizyonust Kurulu, or RTandUuml;K) has approved a new regulation that bans politicians from appearing in public service announcements (PSAs). The The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when It was reported on November 29, 2012, that Turkey's Constitutional Court has annulled a government-backed law, adopted in 2008, that sought to amend the Constitution On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On September 24, 2012, the day that new provisions allowing access by individuals to Turkey's Constitutional Court came into effect, seven persons filed petitions with the Court. The aim of the newly applicable measures, which comprise Turkey's Constitutional Reconciliation Commission reconvened on August 1, 2012, to resume its preparation of a new constitution for the country. The parliamentary body will reportedly start to discuss some articles that have given rise to heated On July 4, 2012, the Turkish Parliament (the Grand National Assembly, Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi, or TBMM), passed amendments to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Tutun andUuml;runlerinin Zararlarinin andOuml;nlenmesi Turkey's Parliament passed a new law on July 4, 2012, to limit births by Cesarean section to cases of medical necessity. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had declared his opposition to C-section births in May and On June 27, 2012, it was reported that Turkey's ruling party, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) is planning to propose reform of the court system, including abolition of the special authority courts now used to On June 15, 2012, defense lawyers in Turkey boycotted a high profile trial in protest over a judicial ruling in a case that began with press revelations in 2010. It involves hundreds of military officers charged The Grand National Assembly (GNA, Turkey's parliament) passed an education reform bill on March 30, 2012, extending the length of compulsory education from eight years to twelve. Primary education covers children from six to fourteen years Two retired generals have been placed on trial for their role in the September 12, 1980, coup d'etat in Turkey, which imposed military rule on the country for three years and reportedly saw 50 people executed Turkey's Parliament (the General Assembly) passed a law on March 8, 2012, notably on International Women's Day, designed to prevent violence against women. In the words of the lawyer and women's rights activist Nazan Moroglu, passage Turkey's Minister of Justice, Sadullah Ergin, announced on March 1, 2012, that the government would establish a special commission to handle cases filed with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR or ECtHR) on lengthy periods On October 12, 2011, the European Commission published its annual overview of the enlargement policy and the progress made by candidate countries in their efforts to join the European Union. The Report on Turkey is composed An omnibus decree published in Turkey's official gazette, RESMandIcirc; GAZETE, on August 27, 2011, contains an historic article mandating the return of properties, which had been forcibly taken over by the state, to their minority, non-Muslim On April 27, 2011, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoand#287;an of Turkey announced a plan to relieve dangerously heavy tanker traffic in the Bosphorus Strait by creating a man-made canal through western Istanbul to serve as a On April 28, 2011, Turkeyand#8217;s Telecommunications Directorate (Telekomand#252;nikasyon and#304;letiand#351;im Baand#351;kanland#305;and#287;and#305;, or Tand#304;B), under the Information and Communication Technologies Authority, sent a list of 138 Turkish and English words to web-hosting companies, banning their use in domain It was reported on February 5, 2011, that Istanbul's 12th High Criminal Court has accepted an indictment against 22 persons suspected of being linked to the leftist terrorist organization the Revolutionary Headquarters (RH). The group Turkey's Parliament passed a controversial judicial reform bill on February 9, 2011. Under the Law on the Amendment of Certain Laws, the highest level of the judiciary will be restructured. The Court of Appeals (Court of The Environment Management Directorate General of Turkey announced on December 30, 2010, that effective December 31 a regulation banning the production, use, and supply of asbestos would take effect in the country. A partial ban has It was reported in late December 2010 that a draft law on firearms that had been approved by the Internal Affairs Subcommittee of Turkey's Parliament has been suspended. The Umut Foundation, an anti-gun nongovernment organization in Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners Law 6009, amending Turkey's individual income tax brackets with retrospective effect from January 1, was published in the country's OFFICIAL GAZETTE on August 1,2010 (Gvergisi kanunuile bazi kanun ve kanun hukmunde kararnamelerde deand#287;iand#351;iklik yapilmasina dair kanun The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) approved a set of amendments to the Turkish Constitution on May 7, 2010. The changes, proposed by the ruling Justice and Development Party, include a revamping of the Constitutional Court, Hasan Gerceker, the President of Turkey's Supreme Court, stated in an interview on March 22, 2010, that proposed amendments to the country's Constitution made public the same day threaten the separation of powers and On February 23, 2010, in Ahmet Arslan and Others v. Turkey, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) found that Turkey had violated article 9 (freedom of thought, conscience, and religion) of the European Convention on... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 01 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401839_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: Wiretapping of Jurists Ruled Out http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401751_text Communications - On February 15, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed an omnibus law (Law No. 6524 [in Turkish] (Feb. 15, 2014), GNA website) that amends the following four laws: Law On February 6, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed new amendments to Law No. 5651 on Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed by Means of Such Publications (5651 sayili The Constitutional Court of Turkey handed down a decision in June 2013 to annul the maximum term of imprisonment for certain crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the High Criminal Courts. (Constitutional Court On April 10, 2013, Turkey's President, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law on Foreigners and International Protection, to establish a legal framework for migration and asylum. (Turkish President Approves Law on Rights of Foreigners, On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the It was reported on January 24, 2013, that Turkey's Radio and Television Supreme Council (Radyo ve Televizyonust Kurulu, or RTandUuml;K) has approved a new regulation that bans politicians from appearing in public service announcements (PSAs). The The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when It was reported on November 29, 2012, that Turkey's Constitutional Court has annulled a government-backed law, adopted in 2008, that sought to amend the Constitution On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On September 24, 2012, the day that new provisions allowing access by individuals to Turkey's Constitutional Court came into effect, seven persons filed petitions with the Court. The aim of the newly applicable measures, which comprise Turkey's Constitutional Reconciliation Commission reconvened on August 1, 2012, to resume its preparation of a new constitution for the country. The parliamentary body will reportedly start to discuss some articles that have given rise to heated On July 4, 2012, the Turkish Parliament (the Grand National Assembly, Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi, or TBMM), passed amendments to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Tutun andUuml;runlerinin Zararlarinin andOuml;nlenmesi Turkey's Parliament passed a new law on July 4, 2012, to limit births by Cesarean section to cases of medical necessity. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had declared his opposition to C-section births in May and On June 27, 2012, it was reported that Turkey's ruling party, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) is planning to propose reform of the court system, including abolition of the special authority courts now used to On June 15, 2012, defense lawyers in Turkey boycotted a high profile trial in protest over a judicial ruling in a case that began with press revelations in 2010. It involves hundreds of military officers charged The Grand National Assembly (GNA, Turkey's parliament) passed an education reform bill on March 30, 2012, extending the length of compulsory education from eight years to twelve. Primary education covers children from six to fourteen years Two retired generals have been placed on trial for their role in the September 12, 1980, coup d'etat in Turkey, which imposed military rule on the country for three years and reportedly saw 50 people executed Turkey's Parliament (the General Assembly) passed a law on March 8, 2012, notably on International Women's Day, designed to prevent violence against women. In the words of the lawyer and women's rights activist Nazan Moroglu, passage Turkey's Minister of Justice, Sadullah Ergin, announced on March 1, 2012, that the government would establish a special commission to handle cases filed with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR or ECtHR) on lengthy periods On October 12, 2011, the European Commission published its annual overview of the enlargement policy and the progress made by candidate countries in their efforts to join the European Union. The Report on Turkey is composed An omnibus decree published in Turkey's official gazette, RESMandIcirc; GAZETE, on August 27, 2011, contains an historic article mandating the return of properties, which had been forcibly taken over by the state, to their minority, non-Muslim On April 27, 2011, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoand#287;an of Turkey announced a plan to relieve dangerously heavy tanker traffic in the Bosphorus Strait by creating a man-made canal through western Istanbul to serve as a On April 28, 2011, Turkeyand#8217;s Telecommunications Directorate (Telekomand#252;nikasyon and#304;letiand#351;im Baand#351;kanland#305;and#287;and#305;, or Tand#304;B), under the Information and Communication Technologies Authority, sent a list of 138 Turkish and English words to web-hosting companies, banning their use in domain It was reported on February 5, 2011, that Istanbul's 12th High Criminal Court has accepted an indictment against 22 persons suspected of being linked to the leftist terrorist organization the Revolutionary Headquarters (RH). The group Turkey's Parliament passed a controversial judicial reform bill on February 9, 2011. Under the Law on the Amendment of Certain Laws, the highest level of the judiciary will be restructured. The Court of Appeals (Court of The Environment Management Directorate General of Turkey announced on December 30, 2010, that effective December 31 a regulation banning the production, use, and supply of asbestos would take effect in the country. A partial ban has It was reported in late December 2010 that a draft law on firearms that had been approved by the Internal Affairs Subcommittee of Turkey's Parliament has been suspended. The Umut Foundation, an anti-gun nongovernment organization in Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners Law 6009, amending Turkey's individual income tax brackets with retrospective effect from January 1, was published in the country's OFFICIAL GAZETTE on August 1,2010 (Gvergisi kanunuile bazi kanun ve kanun hukmunde kararnamelerde deand#287;iand#351;iklik yapilmasina dair kanun The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) approved a set of amendments to the Turkish Constitution on May 7, 2010. The changes, proposed by the ruling Justice and Development Party, include a revamping of the Constitutional Court, Hasan Gerceker, the President of Turkey's Supreme Court, stated in an interview on March 22, 2010, that proposed amendments to the country's Constitution made public the same day threaten the separation of powers and On February 23, 2010, in Ahmet Arslan and Others v. Turkey, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) found that Turkey had violated article 9 (freedom of thought, conscience, and religion) of the European Convention on It was reported on December 29, 2009, Turkey's Council of State has ruled against a law that would have permitted the Justice Ministry to wiretap judges and prosecutors. The decision of the Council was unanimous and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 31 Dec 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401751_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: Jurisdiction of Military Courts Decreased http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401534_text Armed forces and national security - On February 15, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed an omnibus law (Law No. 6524 [in Turkish] (Feb. 15, 2014), GNA website) that amends the following four laws: Law On February 6, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed new amendments to Law No. 5651 on Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed by Means of Such Publications (5651 sayili The Constitutional Court of Turkey handed down a decision in June 2013 to annul the maximum term of imprisonment for certain crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the High Criminal Courts. (Constitutional Court On April 10, 2013, Turkey's President, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law on Foreigners and International Protection, to establish a legal framework for migration and asylum. (Turkish President Approves Law on Rights of Foreigners, On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the It was reported on January 24, 2013, that Turkey's Radio and Television Supreme Council (Radyo ve Televizyonust Kurulu, or RTandUuml;K) has approved a new regulation that bans politicians from appearing in public service announcements (PSAs). The The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when It was reported on November 29, 2012, that Turkey's Constitutional Court has annulled a government-backed law, adopted in 2008, that sought to amend the Constitution On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On September 24, 2012, the day that new provisions allowing access by individuals to Turkey's Constitutional Court came into effect, seven persons filed petitions with the Court. The aim of the newly applicable measures, which comprise Turkey's Constitutional Reconciliation Commission reconvened on August 1, 2012, to resume its preparation of a new constitution for the country. The parliamentary body will reportedly start to discuss some articles that have given rise to heated On July 4, 2012, the Turkish Parliament (the Grand National Assembly, Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi, or TBMM), passed amendments to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Tutun andUuml;runlerinin Zararlarinin andOuml;nlenmesi Turkey's Parliament passed a new law on July 4, 2012, to limit births by Cesarean section to cases of medical necessity. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had declared his opposition to C-section births in May and On June 27, 2012, it was reported that Turkey's ruling party, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) is planning to propose reform of the court system, including abolition of the special authority courts now used to On June 15, 2012, defense lawyers in Turkey boycotted a high profile trial in protest over a judicial ruling in a case that began with press revelations in 2010. It involves hundreds of military officers charged The Grand National Assembly (GNA, Turkey's parliament) passed an education reform bill on March 30, 2012, extending the length of compulsory education from eight years to twelve. Primary education covers children from six to fourteen years Two retired generals have been placed on trial for their role in the September 12, 1980, coup d'etat in Turkey, which imposed military rule on the country for three years and reportedly saw 50 people executed Turkey's Parliament (the General Assembly) passed a law on March 8, 2012, notably on International Women's Day, designed to prevent violence against women. In the words of the lawyer and women's rights activist Nazan Moroglu, passage Turkey's Minister of Justice, Sadullah Ergin, announced on March 1, 2012, that the government would establish a special commission to handle cases filed with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR or ECtHR) on lengthy periods On October 12, 2011, the European Commission published its annual overview of the enlargement policy and the progress made by candidate countries in their efforts to join the European Union. The Report on Turkey is composed An omnibus decree published in Turkey's official gazette, RESMandIcirc; GAZETE, on August 27, 2011, contains an historic article mandating the return of properties, which had been forcibly taken over by the state, to their minority, non-Muslim On April 27, 2011, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoand#287;an of Turkey announced a plan to relieve dangerously heavy tanker traffic in the Bosphorus Strait by creating a man-made canal through western Istanbul to serve as a On April 28, 2011, Turkeyand#8217;s Telecommunications Directorate (Telekomand#252;nikasyon and#304;letiand#351;im Baand#351;kanland#305;and#287;and#305;, or Tand#304;B), under the Information and Communication Technologies Authority, sent a list of 138 Turkish and English words to web-hosting companies, banning their use in domain It was reported on February 5, 2011, that Istanbul's 12th High Criminal Court has accepted an indictment against 22 persons suspected of being linked to the leftist terrorist organization the Revolutionary Headquarters (RH). The group Turkey's Parliament passed a controversial judicial reform bill on February 9, 2011. Under the Law on the Amendment of Certain Laws, the highest level of the judiciary will be restructured. The Court of Appeals (Court of The Environment Management Directorate General of Turkey announced on December 30, 2010, that effective December 31 a regulation banning the production, use, and supply of asbestos would take effect in the country. A partial ban has It was reported in late December 2010 that a draft law on firearms that had been approved by the Internal Affairs Subcommittee of Turkey's Parliament has been suspended. The Umut Foundation, an anti-gun nongovernment organization in Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners Law 6009, amending Turkey's individual income tax brackets with retrospective effect from January 1, was published in the country's OFFICIAL GAZETTE on August 1,2010 (Gvergisi kanunuile bazi kanun ve kanun hukmunde kararnamelerde deand#287;iand#351;iklik yapilmasina dair kanun The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) approved a set of amendments to the Turkish Constitution on May 7, 2010. The changes, proposed by the ruling Justice and Development Party, include a revamping of the Constitutional Court, Hasan Gerceker, the President of Turkey's Supreme Court, stated in an interview on March 22, 2010, that proposed amendments to the country's Constitution made public the same day threaten the separation of powers and On February 23, 2010, in Ahmet Arslan and Others v. Turkey, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) found that Turkey had violated article 9 (freedom of thought, conscience, and religion) of the European Convention on It was reported on December 29, 2009, Turkey's Council of State has ruled against a law that would have permitted the Justice Ministry to wiretap judges and prosecutors. The decision of the Council was unanimous and On June 26, 2009, the Parliament of Turkey enacted Law No. 5918, on Amendments to the Turkish Penal Code and Other Laws. The President of Turkey, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law, which became effective on July... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 28 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401534_text Global Legal Monitor: Cyprus; European Union; Turkey: Cyprus Sets Stumbling Blocks to Turkey's Accession Negotiations http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401453_text International affairs - On February 15, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed an omnibus law (Law No. 6524 [in Turkish] (Feb. 15, 2014), GNA website) that amends the following four laws: Law On February 6, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed new amendments to Law No. 5651 on Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed by Means of Such Publications (5651 sayili The Constitutional Court of Turkey handed down a decision in June 2013 to annul the maximum term of imprisonment for certain crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the High Criminal Courts. (Constitutional Court On April 10, 2013, Turkey's President, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law on Foreigners and International Protection, to establish a legal framework for migration and asylum. (Turkish President Approves Law on Rights of Foreigners, On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the It was reported on January 24, 2013, that Turkey's Radio and Television Supreme Council (Radyo ve Televizyonust Kurulu, or RTandUuml;K) has approved a new regulation that bans politicians from appearing in public service announcements (PSAs). The The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when It was reported on November 29, 2012, that Turkey's Constitutional Court has annulled a government-backed law, adopted in 2008, that sought to amend the Constitution On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On September 24, 2012, the day that new provisions allowing access by individuals to Turkey's Constitutional Court came into effect, seven persons filed petitions with the Court. The aim of the newly applicable measures, which comprise Turkey's Constitutional Reconciliation Commission reconvened on August 1, 2012, to resume its preparation of a new constitution for the country. The parliamentary body will reportedly start to discuss some articles that have given rise to heated On July 4, 2012, the Turkish Parliament (the Grand National Assembly, Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi, or TBMM), passed amendments to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Tutun andUuml;runlerinin Zararlarinin andOuml;nlenmesi Turkey's Parliament passed a new law on July 4, 2012, to limit births by Cesarean section to cases of medical necessity. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had declared his opposition to C-section births in May and On June 27, 2012, it was reported that Turkey's ruling party, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) is planning to propose reform of the court system, including abolition of the special authority courts now used to On June 15, 2012, defense lawyers in Turkey boycotted a high profile trial in protest over a judicial ruling in a case that began with press revelations in 2010. It involves hundreds of military officers charged The Grand National Assembly (GNA, Turkey's parliament) passed an education reform bill on March 30, 2012, extending the length of compulsory education from eight years to twelve. Primary education covers children from six to fourteen years Two retired generals have been placed on trial for their role in the September 12, 1980, coup d'etat in Turkey, which imposed military rule on the country for three years and reportedly saw 50 people executed Turkey's Parliament (the General Assembly) passed a law on March 8, 2012, notably on International Women's Day, designed to prevent violence against women. In the words of the lawyer and women's rights activist Nazan Moroglu, passage Turkey's Minister of Justice, Sadullah Ergin, announced on March 1, 2012, that the government would establish a special commission to handle cases filed with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR or ECtHR) on lengthy periods On October 12, 2011, the European Commission published its annual overview of the enlargement policy and the progress made by candidate countries in their efforts to join the European Union. The Report on Turkey is composed An omnibus decree published in Turkey's official gazette, RESMandIcirc; GAZETE, on August 27, 2011, contains an historic article mandating the return of properties, which had been forcibly taken over by the state, to their minority, non-Muslim On April 27, 2011, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoand#287;an of Turkey announced a plan to relieve dangerously heavy tanker traffic in the Bosphorus Strait by creating a man-made canal through western Istanbul to serve as a On April 28, 2011, Turkeyand#8217;s Telecommunications Directorate (Telekomand#252;nikasyon and#304;letiand#351;im Baand#351;kanland#305;and#287;and#305;, or Tand#304;B), under the Information and Communication Technologies Authority, sent a list of 138 Turkish and English words to web-hosting companies, banning their use in domain It was reported on February 5, 2011, that Istanbul's 12th High Criminal Court has accepted an indictment against 22 persons suspected of being linked to the leftist terrorist organization the Revolutionary Headquarters (RH). The group Turkey's Parliament passed a controversial judicial reform bill on February 9, 2011. Under the Law on the Amendment of Certain Laws, the highest level of the judiciary will be restructured. The Court of Appeals (Court of The Environment Management Directorate General of Turkey announced on December 30, 2010, that effective December 31 a regulation banning the production, use, and supply of asbestos would take effect in the country. A partial ban has It was reported in late December 2010 that a draft law on firearms that had been approved by the Internal Affairs Subcommittee of Turkey's Parliament has been suspended. The Umut Foundation, an anti-gun nongovernment organization in Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners Law 6009, amending Turkey's individual income tax brackets with retrospective effect from January 1, was published in the country's OFFICIAL GAZETTE on August 1,2010 (Gvergisi kanunuile bazi kanun ve kanun hukmunde kararnamelerde deand#287;iand#351;iklik yapilmasina dair kanun The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) approved a set of amendments to the Turkish Constitution on May 7, 2010. The changes, proposed by the ruling Justice and Development Party, include a revamping of the Constitutional Court, Hasan Gerceker, the President of Turkey's Supreme Court, stated in an interview on March 22, 2010, that proposed amendments to the country's Constitution made public the same day threaten the separation of powers and On February 23, 2010, in Ahmet Arslan and Others v. Turkey, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) found that Turkey had violated article 9 (freedom of thought, conscience, and religion) of the European Convention on It was reported on December 29, 2009, Turkey's Council of State has ruled against a law that would have permitted the Justice Ministry to wiretap judges and prosecutors. The decision of the Council was unanimous and On June 26, 2009, the Parliament of Turkey enacted Law No. 5918, on Amendments to the Turkish Penal Code and Other Laws. The President of Turkey, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law, which became effective on July The negotiation process for Turkey's eventual membership in the European Union involves the harmonization of 33 chapters (individual subject areas of law) with the EU's acquis communataire (complete body of law). The 2008 Progress Report on... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 27 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401453_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: Long-Awaited Ratification of Kyoto Protocol http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401028_text Environmental protection - On February 15, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed an omnibus law (Law No. 6524 [in Turkish] (Feb. 15, 2014), GNA website) that amends the following four laws: Law On February 6, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed new amendments to Law No. 5651 on Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed by Means of Such Publications (5651 sayili The Constitutional Court of Turkey handed down a decision in June 2013 to annul the maximum term of imprisonment for certain crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the High Criminal Courts. (Constitutional Court On April 10, 2013, Turkey's President, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law on Foreigners and International Protection, to establish a legal framework for migration and asylum. (Turkish President Approves Law on Rights of Foreigners, On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the It was reported on January 24, 2013, that Turkey's Radio and Television Supreme Council (Radyo ve Televizyonust Kurulu, or RTandUuml;K) has approved a new regulation that bans politicians from appearing in public service announcements (PSAs). The The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when It was reported on November 29, 2012, that Turkey's Constitutional Court has annulled a government-backed law, adopted in 2008, that sought to amend the Constitution On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On September 24, 2012, the day that new provisions allowing access by individuals to Turkey's Constitutional Court came into effect, seven persons filed petitions with the Court. The aim of the newly applicable measures, which comprise Turkey's Constitutional Reconciliation Commission reconvened on August 1, 2012, to resume its preparation of a new constitution for the country. The parliamentary body will reportedly start to discuss some articles that have given rise to heated On July 4, 2012, the Turkish Parliament (the Grand National Assembly, Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi, or TBMM), passed amendments to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Tutun andUuml;runlerinin Zararlarinin andOuml;nlenmesi Turkey's Parliament passed a new law on July 4, 2012, to limit births by Cesarean section to cases of medical necessity. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had declared his opposition to C-section births in May and On June 27, 2012, it was reported that Turkey's ruling party, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) is planning to propose reform of the court system, including abolition of the special authority courts now used to On June 15, 2012, defense lawyers in Turkey boycotted a high profile trial in protest over a judicial ruling in a case that began with press revelations in 2010. It involves hundreds of military officers charged The Grand National Assembly (GNA, Turkey's parliament) passed an education reform bill on March 30, 2012, extending the length of compulsory education from eight years to twelve. Primary education covers children from six to fourteen years Two retired generals have been placed on trial for their role in the September 12, 1980, coup d'etat in Turkey, which imposed military rule on the country for three years and reportedly saw 50 people executed Turkey's Parliament (the General Assembly) passed a law on March 8, 2012, notably on International Women's Day, designed to prevent violence against women. In the words of the lawyer and women's rights activist Nazan Moroglu, passage Turkey's Minister of Justice, Sadullah Ergin, announced on March 1, 2012, that the government would establish a special commission to handle cases filed with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR or ECtHR) on lengthy periods On October 12, 2011, the European Commission published its annual overview of the enlargement policy and the progress made by candidate countries in their efforts to join the European Union. The Report on Turkey is composed An omnibus decree published in Turkey's official gazette, RESMandIcirc; GAZETE, on August 27, 2011, contains an historic article mandating the return of properties, which had been forcibly taken over by the state, to their minority, non-Muslim On April 27, 2011, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoand#287;an of Turkey announced a plan to relieve dangerously heavy tanker traffic in the Bosphorus Strait by creating a man-made canal through western Istanbul to serve as a On April 28, 2011, Turkeyand#8217;s Telecommunications Directorate (Telekomand#252;nikasyon and#304;letiand#351;im Baand#351;kanland#305;and#287;and#305;, or Tand#304;B), under the Information and Communication Technologies Authority, sent a list of 138 Turkish and English words to web-hosting companies, banning their use in domain It was reported on February 5, 2011, that Istanbul's 12th High Criminal Court has accepted an indictment against 22 persons suspected of being linked to the leftist terrorist organization the Revolutionary Headquarters (RH). The group Turkey's Parliament passed a controversial judicial reform bill on February 9, 2011. Under the Law on the Amendment of Certain Laws, the highest level of the judiciary will be restructured. The Court of Appeals (Court of The Environment Management Directorate General of Turkey announced on December 30, 2010, that effective December 31 a regulation banning the production, use, and supply of asbestos would take effect in the country. A partial ban has It was reported in late December 2010 that a draft law on firearms that had been approved by the Internal Affairs Subcommittee of Turkey's Parliament has been suspended. The Umut Foundation, an anti-gun nongovernment organization in Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners Law 6009, amending Turkey's individual income tax brackets with retrospective effect from January 1, was published in the country's OFFICIAL GAZETTE on August 1,2010 (Gvergisi kanunuile bazi kanun ve kanun hukmunde kararnamelerde deand#287;iand#351;iklik yapilmasina dair kanun The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) approved a set of amendments to the Turkish Constitution on May 7, 2010. The changes, proposed by the ruling Justice and Development Party, include a revamping of the Constitutional Court, Hasan Gerceker, the President of Turkey's Supreme Court, stated in an interview on March 22, 2010, that proposed amendments to the country's Constitution made public the same day threaten the separation of powers and On February 23, 2010, in Ahmet Arslan and Others v. Turkey, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) found that Turkey had violated article 9 (freedom of thought, conscience, and religion) of the European Convention on It was reported on December 29, 2009, Turkey's Council of State has ruled against a law that would have permitted the Justice Ministry to wiretap judges and prosecutors. The decision of the Council was unanimous and On June 26, 2009, the Parliament of Turkey enacted Law No. 5918, on Amendments to the Turkish Penal Code and Other Laws. The President of Turkey, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law, which became effective on July The negotiation process for Turkey's eventual membership in the European Union involves the harmonization of 33 chapters (individual subject areas of law) with the EU's acquis communataire (complete body of law). The 2008 Progress Report on On February 5, 2009, the Parliament of Turkey, in a vote of 243 to 3, approved a bill on the country's participation in the Kyoto Protocol, after the Cabinet had signed the agreement. The law entered... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 24 Feb 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401028_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: Headscarf Decision Published http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540746_text Church and state relations - On February 15, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed an omnibus law (Law No. 6524 [in Turkish] (Feb. 15, 2014), GNA website) that amends the following four laws: Law On February 6, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed new amendments to Law No. 5651 on Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed by Means of Such Publications (5651 sayili The Constitutional Court of Turkey handed down a decision in June 2013 to annul the maximum term of imprisonment for certain crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the High Criminal Courts. (Constitutional Court On April 10, 2013, Turkey's President, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law on Foreigners and International Protection, to establish a legal framework for migration and asylum. (Turkish President Approves Law on Rights of Foreigners, On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the It was reported on January 24, 2013, that Turkey's Radio and Television Supreme Council (Radyo ve Televizyonust Kurulu, or RTandUuml;K) has approved a new regulation that bans politicians from appearing in public service announcements (PSAs). The The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when It was reported on November 29, 2012, that Turkey's Constitutional Court has annulled a government-backed law, adopted in 2008, that sought to amend the Constitution On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On September 24, 2012, the day that new provisions allowing access by individuals to Turkey's Constitutional Court came into effect, seven persons filed petitions with the Court. The aim of the newly applicable measures, which comprise Turkey's Constitutional Reconciliation Commission reconvened on August 1, 2012, to resume its preparation of a new constitution for the country. The parliamentary body will reportedly start to discuss some articles that have given rise to heated On July 4, 2012, the Turkish Parliament (the Grand National Assembly, Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi, or TBMM), passed amendments to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Tutun andUuml;runlerinin Zararlarinin andOuml;nlenmesi Turkey's Parliament passed a new law on July 4, 2012, to limit births by Cesarean section to cases of medical necessity. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had declared his opposition to C-section births in May and On June 27, 2012, it was reported that Turkey's ruling party, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) is planning to propose reform of the court system, including abolition of the special authority courts now used to On June 15, 2012, defense lawyers in Turkey boycotted a high profile trial in protest over a judicial ruling in a case that began with press revelations in 2010. It involves hundreds of military officers charged The Grand National Assembly (GNA, Turkey's parliament) passed an education reform bill on March 30, 2012, extending the length of compulsory education from eight years to twelve. Primary education covers children from six to fourteen years Two retired generals have been placed on trial for their role in the September 12, 1980, coup d'etat in Turkey, which imposed military rule on the country for three years and reportedly saw 50 people executed Turkey's Parliament (the General Assembly) passed a law on March 8, 2012, notably on International Women's Day, designed to prevent violence against women. In the words of the lawyer and women's rights activist Nazan Moroglu, passage Turkey's Minister of Justice, Sadullah Ergin, announced on March 1, 2012, that the government would establish a special commission to handle cases filed with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR or ECtHR) on lengthy periods On October 12, 2011, the European Commission published its annual overview of the enlargement policy and the progress made by candidate countries in their efforts to join the European Union. The Report on Turkey is composed An omnibus decree published in Turkey's official gazette, RESMandIcirc; GAZETE, on August 27, 2011, contains an historic article mandating the return of properties, which had been forcibly taken over by the state, to their minority, non-Muslim On April 27, 2011, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoand#287;an of Turkey announced a plan to relieve dangerously heavy tanker traffic in the Bosphorus Strait by creating a man-made canal through western Istanbul to serve as a On April 28, 2011, Turkeyand#8217;s Telecommunications Directorate (Telekomand#252;nikasyon and#304;letiand#351;im Baand#351;kanland#305;and#287;and#305;, or Tand#304;B), under the Information and Communication Technologies Authority, sent a list of 138 Turkish and English words to web-hosting companies, banning their use in domain It was reported on February 5, 2011, that Istanbul's 12th High Criminal Court has accepted an indictment against 22 persons suspected of being linked to the leftist terrorist organization the Revolutionary Headquarters (RH). The group Turkey's Parliament passed a controversial judicial reform bill on February 9, 2011. Under the Law on the Amendment of Certain Laws, the highest level of the judiciary will be restructured. The Court of Appeals (Court of The Environment Management Directorate General of Turkey announced on December 30, 2010, that effective December 31 a regulation banning the production, use, and supply of asbestos would take effect in the country. A partial ban has It was reported in late December 2010 that a draft law on firearms that had been approved by the Internal Affairs Subcommittee of Turkey's Parliament has been suspended. The Umut Foundation, an anti-gun nongovernment organization in Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners Law 6009, amending Turkey's individual income tax brackets with retrospective effect from January 1, was published in the country's OFFICIAL GAZETTE on August 1,2010 (Gvergisi kanunuile bazi kanun ve kanun hukmunde kararnamelerde deand#287;iand#351;iklik yapilmasina dair kanun The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) approved a set of amendments to the Turkish Constitution on May 7, 2010. The changes, proposed by the ruling Justice and Development Party, include a revamping of the Constitutional Court, Hasan Gerceker, the President of Turkey's Supreme Court, stated in an interview on March 22, 2010, that proposed amendments to the country's Constitution made public the same day threaten the separation of powers and On February 23, 2010, in Ahmet Arslan and Others v. Turkey, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) found that Turkey had violated article 9 (freedom of thought, conscience, and religion) of the European Convention on It was reported on December 29, 2009, Turkey's Council of State has ruled against a law that would have permitted the Justice Ministry to wiretap judges and prosecutors. The decision of the Council was unanimous and On June 26, 2009, the Parliament of Turkey enacted Law No. 5918, on Amendments to the Turkish Penal Code and Other Laws. The President of Turkey, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law, which became effective on July The negotiation process for Turkey's eventual membership in the European Union involves the harmonization of 33 chapters (individual subject areas of law) with the EU's acquis communataire (complete body of law). The 2008 Progress Report on On February 5, 2009, the Parliament of Turkey, in a vote of 243 to 3, approved a bill on the country's participation in the Kyoto Protocol, after the Cabinet had signed the agreement. The law entered On October 21, 2008, Turkey's Constitutional Court announced the reasoned decision of its ruling issued on June 5, 2008, that reversed recent parliamentary legislation that would have allowed Islamic headscarves to be worn on university campuses.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 27 Oct 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540746_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: Website Bans to Continue http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540719_text Freedom of the press - On February 15, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed an omnibus law (Law No. 6524 [in Turkish] (Feb. 15, 2014), GNA website) that amends the following four laws: Law On February 6, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed new amendments to Law No. 5651 on Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed by Means of Such Publications (5651 sayili The Constitutional Court of Turkey handed down a decision in June 2013 to annul the maximum term of imprisonment for certain crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the High Criminal Courts. (Constitutional Court On April 10, 2013, Turkey's President, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law on Foreigners and International Protection, to establish a legal framework for migration and asylum. (Turkish President Approves Law on Rights of Foreigners, On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the It was reported on January 24, 2013, that Turkey's Radio and Television Supreme Council (Radyo ve Televizyonust Kurulu, or RTandUuml;K) has approved a new regulation that bans politicians from appearing in public service announcements (PSAs). The The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when It was reported on November 29, 2012, that Turkey's Constitutional Court has annulled a government-backed law, adopted in 2008, that sought to amend the Constitution On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On September 24, 2012, the day that new provisions allowing access by individuals to Turkey's Constitutional Court came into effect, seven persons filed petitions with the Court. The aim of the newly applicable measures, which comprise Turkey's Constitutional Reconciliation Commission reconvened on August 1, 2012, to resume its preparation of a new constitution for the country. The parliamentary body will reportedly start to discuss some articles that have given rise to heated On July 4, 2012, the Turkish Parliament (the Grand National Assembly, Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi, or TBMM), passed amendments to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Tutun andUuml;runlerinin Zararlarinin andOuml;nlenmesi Turkey's Parliament passed a new law on July 4, 2012, to limit births by Cesarean section to cases of medical necessity. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had declared his opposition to C-section births in May and On June 27, 2012, it was reported that Turkey's ruling party, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) is planning to propose reform of the court system, including abolition of the special authority courts now used to On June 15, 2012, defense lawyers in Turkey boycotted a high profile trial in protest over a judicial ruling in a case that began with press revelations in 2010. It involves hundreds of military officers charged The Grand National Assembly (GNA, Turkey's parliament) passed an education reform bill on March 30, 2012, extending the length of compulsory education from eight years to twelve. Primary education covers children from six to fourteen years Two retired generals have been placed on trial for their role in the September 12, 1980, coup d'etat in Turkey, which imposed military rule on the country for three years and reportedly saw 50 people executed Turkey's Parliament (the General Assembly) passed a law on March 8, 2012, notably on International Women's Day, designed to prevent violence against women. In the words of the lawyer and women's rights activist Nazan Moroglu, passage Turkey's Minister of Justice, Sadullah Ergin, announced on March 1, 2012, that the government would establish a special commission to handle cases filed with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR or ECtHR) on lengthy periods On October 12, 2011, the European Commission published its annual overview of the enlargement policy and the progress made by candidate countries in their efforts to join the European Union. The Report on Turkey is composed An omnibus decree published in Turkey's official gazette, RESMandIcirc; GAZETE, on August 27, 2011, contains an historic article mandating the return of properties, which had been forcibly taken over by the state, to their minority, non-Muslim On April 27, 2011, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoand#287;an of Turkey announced a plan to relieve dangerously heavy tanker traffic in the Bosphorus Strait by creating a man-made canal through western Istanbul to serve as a On April 28, 2011, Turkeyand#8217;s Telecommunications Directorate (Telekomand#252;nikasyon and#304;letiand#351;im Baand#351;kanland#305;and#287;and#305;, or Tand#304;B), under the Information and Communication Technologies Authority, sent a list of 138 Turkish and English words to web-hosting companies, banning their use in domain It was reported on February 5, 2011, that Istanbul's 12th High Criminal Court has accepted an indictment against 22 persons suspected of being linked to the leftist terrorist organization the Revolutionary Headquarters (RH). The group Turkey's Parliament passed a controversial judicial reform bill on February 9, 2011. Under the Law on the Amendment of Certain Laws, the highest level of the judiciary will be restructured. The Court of Appeals (Court of The Environment Management Directorate General of Turkey announced on December 30, 2010, that effective December 31 a regulation banning the production, use, and supply of asbestos would take effect in the country. A partial ban has It was reported in late December 2010 that a draft law on firearms that had been approved by the Internal Affairs Subcommittee of Turkey's Parliament has been suspended. The Umut Foundation, an anti-gun nongovernment organization in Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners Law 6009, amending Turkey's individual income tax brackets with retrospective effect from January 1, was published in the country's OFFICIAL GAZETTE on August 1,2010 (Gvergisi kanunuile bazi kanun ve kanun hukmunde kararnamelerde deand#287;iand#351;iklik yapilmasina dair kanun The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) approved a set of amendments to the Turkish Constitution on May 7, 2010. The changes, proposed by the ruling Justice and Development Party, include a revamping of the Constitutional Court, Hasan Gerceker, the President of Turkey's Supreme Court, stated in an interview on March 22, 2010, that proposed amendments to the country's Constitution made public the same day threaten the separation of powers and On February 23, 2010, in Ahmet Arslan and Others v. Turkey, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) found that Turkey had violated article 9 (freedom of thought, conscience, and religion) of the European Convention on It was reported on December 29, 2009, Turkey's Council of State has ruled against a law that would have permitted the Justice Ministry to wiretap judges and prosecutors. The decision of the Council was unanimous and On June 26, 2009, the Parliament of Turkey enacted Law No. 5918, on Amendments to the Turkish Penal Code and Other Laws. The President of Turkey, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law, which became effective on July The negotiation process for Turkey's eventual membership in the European Union involves the harmonization of 33 chapters (individual subject areas of law) with the EU's acquis communataire (complete body of law). The 2008 Progress Report on On February 5, 2009, the Parliament of Turkey, in a vote of 243 to 3, approved a bill on the country's participation in the Kyoto Protocol, after the Cabinet had signed the agreement. The law entered On October 21, 2008, Turkey's Constitutional Court announced the reasoned decision of its ruling issued on June 5, 2008, that reversed recent parliamentary legislation that would have allowed Islamic headscarves to be worn on university campuses. Speaking on October 8, 2008, at an international technology meeting in Istanbul, Turkey's Transportation Minister, Binali Yildirim, said that the practice of banning websites deemed to have inappropriate content will continue. "Practices are needed to protect... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 14 Oct 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540719_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: Controversial Criminal Code Provision Amended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540442_text Human rights - On February 15, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed an omnibus law (Law No. 6524 [in Turkish] (Feb. 15, 2014), GNA website) that amends the following four laws: Law On February 6, 2014, the Grand National Assembly (GNA) of Turkey passed new amendments to Law No. 5651 on Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed by Means of Such Publications (5651 sayili The Constitutional Court of Turkey handed down a decision in June 2013 to annul the maximum term of imprisonment for certain crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the High Criminal Courts. (Constitutional Court On April 10, 2013, Turkey's President, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law on Foreigners and International Protection, to establish a legal framework for migration and asylum. (Turkish President Approves Law on Rights of Foreigners, On February 7, 2013, the Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved the It was reported on January 24, 2013, that Turkey's Radio and Television Supreme Council (Radyo ve Televizyonust Kurulu, or RTandUuml;K) has approved a new regulation that bans politicians from appearing in public service announcements (PSAs). The The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) adopted a law on January 23, 2013, which, among other stipulations, allows suspects to use their native languages in court when It was reported on November 29, 2012, that Turkey's Constitutional Court has annulled a government-backed law, adopted in 2008, that sought to amend the Constitution On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) a body of 18 independent experts responsible for monitoring implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (in force on On September 24, 2012, the day that new provisions allowing access by individuals to Turkey's Constitutional Court came into effect, seven persons filed petitions with the Court. The aim of the newly applicable measures, which comprise Turkey's Constitutional Reconciliation Commission reconvened on August 1, 2012, to resume its preparation of a new constitution for the country. The parliamentary body will reportedly start to discuss some articles that have given rise to heated On July 4, 2012, the Turkish Parliament (the Grand National Assembly, Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi, or TBMM), passed amendments to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Tutun andUuml;runlerinin Zararlarinin andOuml;nlenmesi Turkey's Parliament passed a new law on July 4, 2012, to limit births by Cesarean section to cases of medical necessity. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had declared his opposition to C-section births in May and On June 27, 2012, it was reported that Turkey's ruling party, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) is planning to propose reform of the court system, including abolition of the special authority courts now used to On June 15, 2012, defense lawyers in Turkey boycotted a high profile trial in protest over a judicial ruling in a case that began with press revelations in 2010. It involves hundreds of military officers charged The Grand National Assembly (GNA, Turkey's parliament) passed an education reform bill on March 30, 2012, extending the length of compulsory education from eight years to twelve. Primary education covers children from six to fourteen years Two retired generals have been placed on trial for their role in the September 12, 1980, coup d'etat in Turkey, which imposed military rule on the country for three years and reportedly saw 50 people executed Turkey's Parliament (the General Assembly) passed a law on March 8, 2012, notably on International Women's Day, designed to prevent violence against women. In the words of the lawyer and women's rights activist Nazan Moroglu, passage Turkey's Minister of Justice, Sadullah Ergin, announced on March 1, 2012, that the government would establish a special commission to handle cases filed with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR or ECtHR) on lengthy periods On October 12, 2011, the European Commission published its annual overview of the enlargement policy and the progress made by candidate countries in their efforts to join the European Union. The Report on Turkey is composed An omnibus decree published in Turkey's official gazette, RESMandIcirc; GAZETE, on August 27, 2011, contains an historic article mandating the return of properties, which had been forcibly taken over by the state, to their minority, non-Muslim On April 27, 2011, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoand#287;an of Turkey announced a plan to relieve dangerously heavy tanker traffic in the Bosphorus Strait by creating a man-made canal through western Istanbul to serve as a On April 28, 2011, Turkeyand#8217;s Telecommunications Directorate (Telekomand#252;nikasyon and#304;letiand#351;im Baand#351;kanland#305;and#287;and#305;, or Tand#304;B), under the Information and Communication Technologies Authority, sent a list of 138 Turkish and English words to web-hosting companies, banning their use in domain It was reported on February 5, 2011, that Istanbul's 12th High Criminal Court has accepted an indictment against 22 persons suspected of being linked to the leftist terrorist organization the Revolutionary Headquarters (RH). The group Turkey's Parliament passed a controversial judicial reform bill on February 9, 2011. Under the Law on the Amendment of Certain Laws, the highest level of the judiciary will be restructured. The Court of Appeals (Court of The Environment Management Directorate General of Turkey announced on December 30, 2010, that effective December 31 a regulation banning the production, use, and supply of asbestos would take effect in the country. A partial ban has It was reported in late December 2010 that a draft law on firearms that had been approved by the Internal Affairs Subcommittee of Turkey's Parliament has been suspended. The Umut Foundation, an anti-gun nongovernment organization in Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners Law 6009, amending Turkey's individual income tax brackets with retrospective effect from January 1, was published in the country's OFFICIAL GAZETTE on August 1,2010 (Gvergisi kanunuile bazi kanun ve kanun hukmunde kararnamelerde deand#287;iand#351;iklik yapilmasina dair kanun The Grand National Assembly (Turkey's parliament) approved a set of amendments to the Turkish Constitution on May 7, 2010. The changes, proposed by the ruling Justice and Development Party, include a revamping of the Constitutional Court, Hasan Gerceker, the President of Turkey's Supreme Court, stated in an interview on March 22, 2010, that proposed amendments to the country's Constitution made public the same day threaten the separation of powers and On February 23, 2010, in Ahmet Arslan and Others v. Turkey, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) found that Turkey had violated article 9 (freedom of thought, conscience, and religion) of the European Convention on It was reported on December 29, 2009, Turkey's Council of State has ruled against a law that would have permitted the Justice Ministry to wiretap judges and prosecutors. The decision of the Council was unanimous and On June 26, 2009, the Parliament of Turkey enacted Law No. 5918, on Amendments to the Turkish Penal Code and Other Laws. The President of Turkey, Abdullah Gul, approved the Law, which became effective on July The negotiation process for Turkey's eventual membership in the European Union involves the harmonization of 33 chapters (individual subject areas of law) with the EU's acquis communataire (complete body of law). The 2008 Progress Report on On February 5, 2009, the Parliament of Turkey, in a vote of 243 to 3, approved a bill on the country's participation in the Kyoto Protocol, after the Cabinet had signed the agreement. The law entered On October 21, 2008, Turkey's Constitutional Court announced the reasoned decision of its ruling issued on June 5, 2008, that reversed recent parliamentary legislation that would have allowed Islamic headscarves to be worn on university campuses. Speaking on October 8, 2008, at an international technology meeting in Istanbul, Turkey's Transportation Minister, Binali Yildirim, said that the practice of banning websites deemed to have inappropriate content will continue. "Practices are needed to protect On April 30, 2008, Turkey's Grand National Parliament passed an amendment to a controversial provision of the Criminal Code. The Turkish legislature had adopted a new Criminal Code on September 26, 2004, that became effective on... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540442_text