Anti-corruption regulation—Turkey—Q&A guide

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  • Anti-corruption regulation—Turkey—Q&A guide
  • 1. To which international anti-corruption conventions is your country a signatory?
  • 2. Identify and describe your national laws and regulations prohibiting bribery of foreign public officials (foreign bribery laws) and domestic public officials (domestic bribery laws).
  • 3. Can a successor entity be held liable for violations of foreign and domestic bribery laws by the target entity that occurred prior to the merger or acquisition?
  • 4. Is there civil and criminal enforcement of your country’s foreign and domestic bribery laws?
  • 5. Can enforcement matters involving foreign or domestic bribery be resolved through plea agreements, settlement agreements, prosecutorial discretion or similar means without a trial? Is there a mechanism for companies to disclose violations of domestic and foreign bribery laws in exchange for lesser penalties?
  • 6. Describe the elements of the law prohibiting bribery of a foreign public official.
  • 7. How does your law define a foreign public official, and does that definition include employees of state-owned or state-controlled companies?
  • 8. To what extent do your anti-bribery laws restrict providing foreign officials with gifts, travel expenses, meals or entertainment?
  • 9. Do the laws and regulations permit facilitating or ‘grease’ payments to foreign officials?
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Anti-corruption regulation—Turkey—Q&A guide

This Practice Note contains a jurisdiction-specific Q&A guide to anti-corruption regulation in Turkey published as part of the Lexology Getting the Deal Through series by Law Business Research (published: June 2021).

Authors: Moroğlu Arseven—Burcu Tuzcu Ersin; E. Benan Arseven; Z Ertunç Sirin

1. To which international anti-corruption conventions is your country a signatory?

Turkey is a party to the following conventions:

  1. the United Nations Convention against Corruption, ratified in 2006;

  2. the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime ratified in 2003;

  3. the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters ratified in 1969;

  4. the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons ratified in 1987;

  5. the Council of Europe Civil and Criminal Law Conventions on Corruption, ratified in 2001;

  6. the European Convention on the International Validity of Criminal Judgments ratified in 1978;

  7. the Council of Europe's Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime, ratified in 2004;

  8. the European Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism ratified in 1981;

  9. the European Convention on the Transfer of Proceedings in Criminal Matters ratified in 1978;

  10. the European Agreement on the Transmission of Applications for Legal Aid ratified in 1983; and

  11. the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions, ratified in 2000.

Turkey is a member of the following groups:

  1. the Group of States against Corruption, member since 2004; and

  2. the

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