Turkey has amended requirements for Technology Development
Zones, specifically focusing on the relationship between Technology
Development Zones and Organized Industrial Zones. Provisions
address permission and infrastructure obligations, as well as
deadlines for Technology Development Zones to become
The Regulation on the Implementation of the Technology
Development Zones ("Regulation") was published in
Official Gazette number 29797 on 10 August 2016.
Notable amendments and new provisions introduced by the
If a Technology Development Zone is
located within an Organized Industrial Zone ("OIZ"), it
must now obtain permission for the establishment from the relevant
Technology Development Zones must now
commence operations within three years their announcement being
published in the Official Gazette. The General Directorate of
Science and Technology can grant extensions of up to one year.
However, the relevant Council of Ministers' Decision will
become invalid if the Technology Development Zone does not begin
operations by this time.
If the Technology Development Zone is
located in an OIZ, the OIZ management must provide infrastructure
services in accordance with the Law on Organized Industrial Zones
number 4562, dated 12 April 2000.
Evaluation conditions for incentive
applications are outlined in detail.
Technology Development Zones established before 10 August 2016
receive until 10 August 2017 to comply with the Regulation's
Please see this link for the full text of the Regulation
(only available in Turkish).
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