Regional Second Instance Courts Will Hear Cases in Turkey
from 20 July 2016
Regional second instance courts will hear cases in Turkey from
20 July 2016. These courts will hear certain cases before they can
be brought before the Court of Appeal. Preparations for a two
tiered legal remedy system have been ongoing for several years in
Turkey. Changes have also been made to the Code of Civil Procedure
("CCP") and Code of Administrative Procedure
Resolutions by the Ministry of Justice ("MoJ") and the
Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors ("SBoJP")
radically change legal remedies available in the Turkish legal
In the civil jurisdiction, the CCP outlines all necessary
provisions for a two tiered legal remedy system. However, the
system is not functioning yet because facilities for regional
second courts of instance are not operating. Hence, only the
CCP's appellate provisions will be in force until 20 July
In the administrative jurisdiction, regional second instance
courts are already operating, but they do not currently hear cases
as a mandatory step in the chain of legal remedies. Rather, they
act as Court of Appeal for some decisions by Administrative Courts
and Tax Courts. From 20 July 2015, regional second instance courts
in the administrative jurisdiction will exclusively hear cases as a
step of a two tiered legal remedy system.
According to the Resolutions published in the Official Gazette,
there will be 15 regional second instance courts in the civil
jurisdiction and eight in the administrative jurisdiction.
Below you can find links for the Resolutions (Only available in
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