Authorities

 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: +90 312 218 78 07
Fax: +90 312 219 45 23
E-mail: [email protected]
General website: http://www.uhdigm.adalet.gov.tr/
Contact person: Mehmet Emre Senyildiz
Languages spoken by staff: Turkish, English, French

Practical Information:

Forwarding authorities (Art. 3(1)):

Name of forwarding authority - the forwarding authority is the authority or judicial officer that is competent under the law of your State to forward requests for service abroad

Chief Public Prosecutor's Offices, Court of Cassation, Council of State, courts, bailiffs and notaries
Methods of service (Art. 5(1)(2)):

Brief statement as to how incoming requests for service are executed in your State (i.e., how the documents are served) - reference to relevant laws (civil procedure code or court rules)

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)):

Brief statement as to whether the Central Authority requires documents, which are to be served under Article 5(1), to be in - or translated into - the official language of your State

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):

List of the types of costs (if any) that are typically reimbursable to your State pursuant to Article 12(2) of the Convention

No fee is charged for service.
Time for execution of request:

Indication of the time elapsing from receipt of incoming request for service until forwarding of the certificate of service - see response to question 7

The service of documents is executed in three months time.
Judicial officers, officials or other competent persons (Art. 10(b)):

Name, e.g., the body of judicial officers competent to effect service of judicial documents coming from another Contracting State - only applicable for States whose internal law allows for this practice 

 
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)

List of bilateral or multilateral agreements to which your State is party, as well as provisions of the internal law of your State permitting other methods of transmission of documents coming from abroad for service within the territory of your State

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)
Useful links:

Address of websites containing information relating to the operation of the Convention in your State

 

(This page was last updated on 17 July 2014)

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