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 Turkey - Central Authority & practical information
Address

Central Authority(ies):

General Directorate of International Law and Foreign Relations
Ministry of Justice, Ankara
(Uluslararasi Hukuk ve Dis Iliskiler Genel Müdürlügü,
Adalet Bakanligi, Ankara)
 

Contact details:

Address: Ministry of Justice
General Directorate of International Law and Foreign Relations
Mustafa Kemal Mahallesi 2151
Cadde No:34/A Sögütözü
ANKARA
TURKEY
Telephone: +90 312 414 78 07
Fax: +90 312 425 02 90
E-mail: [email protected]
General website: http://www.uhdigm.adalet.gov.tr/
Contact person: Department of Conventions
Languages spoken by staff: Turkish, English, French

Practical Information:

Forwarding authorities
(Art. 3(1)):

Chief Public Prosecutor's Offices, Court of Cassation, Council of State, courts, bailiffs and notaries

Methods of service
(Art. 5(1)(2)):

If the documents and its attachments which are requested for service under the article 5/1 of the Convention are preapared in Turkish or that a translation in Turkish be attached with the original documents, The  Chief Public Prosecutor's Office perform the service via post offices in accordance with our domestic law.  In such a case, documents may also be served against the addressee’s will, so this method is generally demanded.

On the other hand the documents transmitted without its translation are served in accordance with Article 5/2 of the Convention. In such a case the addressee may refuse to accept the documents by reason of not having the translated documents, so in this form of service, the performance of the service is up to the Addressee’s will. 

In these methods of service, the Chief Public Prosecutor's Office perform the service via post offices.

Translation requirements
(Art. 5(3)):
As stated before, the addressee may refuse to accept the documents prepared in another language different from the requested states.
Costs relating to execution of the request for service
(Art. 12):
No fee is charged for service.
Time for execution of request: The service of documents is executed in three months time.
Judicial officers, officials or other competent persons
(Art. 10(b)):
Opposition
Oppositions and declarations
(Art. 21(2)):
Click here to read all the declarations and reservations made by Turkey under this Convention
Art. 8(2): Opposition
Art. 10(a): Opposition
Art. 10(b): Opposition
Art. 10(c): Opposition
Art. 15(2): Declaration of applicability
Art. 16(3): Declaration of applicability

Derogatory channels (bilateral or multilateral agreements or internal law permitting other transmission channels)
(Arts. 11, 19, 24 and 25)

Disclaimer:
Information may not be complete or fully updated – please contact the relevant authorities to verify this information.

Bilateral conventions on judicial co-operation: Germany (Ankara, 28 May 1929 – Articles 9 to 17) , Albania (Tiran, 22 May 1998- Articles ), United Kingdom (Ankara, 28 November 1931 – Articles 2 to 6)
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(This page was last updated on 10 January 2011)

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