The Council of Judges and Prosecutors ["CJP"] of Turkey resolved on establishment of six new specialized courts through its decision dated November 21, 2021, published in the Official Gazette on November 30, 2021. The CJP also published an announcement on its website.
Accordingly, the following disputes will be heard in specialized courts as of December 15, 2021:
- Lawsuits and proceedings regulated in the Tax Procedural Code No. 213 and falling under the jurisdiction of the criminal court of first instance
- In places where juvenile heavy penal courts and juvenile courts are not established, cases falling under the jurisdiction of these courts
- IT crimes
- Crimes regulated in the Law No. 6493 on Payment and Securities Congruence Systems, Payment Services and Electronic Money Institutions
- Applications to be made before peace court of criminal jurisdiction against administrative sanctions
- Lawsuits related to financial matters
- Lawsuits regulated in the Law No. 6356 on Unions and Collective Bargaining Agreement
- Lawsuits related to expropriation
- Cases that fall under the jurisdiction of commercial court of first instance in locations where the commercial court of first instance has not been formed or where the jurisdiction is not linked to the locations where these courts are located
- Cases that fall under the jurisdiction of consumer court in locations where the consumer court of has not been formed or where the jurisdiction is not linked to the locations where these courts are located.
By Zahide Altunbas Sancak, Partner, and I. Selin Nacar Ozturk, Associate, Guleryuz & Partners