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WhatsAppocalypse saga update: Turkish Competition Authority issues interim measure to prevent “serious harm”

February 2021 – In the latest development in the on-going dispute between the Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA” or “Authority”) and social media giant Facebook over the updated terms of use of its subsidiary, WhatsApp, the TCA has published ...

Two-minute recap of recent developments in Turkish competition law – January 2021

February 2021 – In the first month of 2021, the President of the Turkish Competition Authority (“Authority”), Birol Küle, made statements regarding the impact of Covid-19 on competition in Turkey. According Mr. Küle, there has been an increase ...

Türkiye’nin Yeşil Sertifika Sistemine İlişkin YEK-G Sistemi ve Organize YEK-G Piyasası İşletim Usul ve Esasları Görüşe Açıldı

Șubat 2021 – Haziran 2021’de hayata geçmesi beklenen Türkiye’nin yeşil sertifika sistemi ve piyasasına ilişkin taslak işletim usul ve esaslar, başka bir deyişle YEK-G Sistemi ve Organize YEK-G Piyasası İşletim Usul ve Esasları taslağı ...

Public consultation on draft operational procedures and principles of the Turkish green certificate system and market

February 2021 – The Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority (“EMRA”) has initiated a public consultation process in relation to the draft operational procedures and principles regarding Turkey’s green certificate system and the introduction ...

Turkish Personal Data Protection Board approves, for the first time, a letter of undertaking for the application of data protection law

February 2021 – In an announcement published on 9 February 2021, the Turkish Personal Data Protection Board (the “Board”) stated  that it will allow the transfer of personal data abroad. The announcement—which relates to the evaluation of a letter ...

Public consultation on changes to Turkish energy legislation

February 2021 – The Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority (“EMRA”) has initiated a public consultation process in relation to significant proposed changes to Turkish energy legislation, mainly in the area of energy storage. Other substantial ...

New Turkish-Lira tariff scheme for renewable energy projects in Turkey

February 2021 – On 30 January 2021, Presidential Decision No. 3453 (the “Decision”) was published in Turkey’s Official Gazette and entered into force on the same date. The Decision is based on the authority granted to the Turkish president on ...

Two new steps for the digitalisation of trade-registry transactions in Turkey

February 2021 –  An overview of the digitalisation of trade-registry transactions in Turkey. Online collection of specimen signature. According to a recent change in Turkish regulations, when appointing a board member or authorised signatory ...

Two-minute recap of recent developments in Turkish Data Protection Law – January 2021

Feburary 2021 – In January, the most remarkable announcement of the Turkish Data Protection Board (the “Board”) was in relation to the new privacy policy of the messaging and VoIP platform WhatsApp. Another important development was the Board’s ...

Principle decision about the personal data of third parties illegally provided by data subjects

January 2021 – The Personal Data Protection Board (“Board”) has published on December 22, 2020, a Principle Decision (the “Principle Decision”) on the personal data of third parties illegally sent by data subjects to data controllers upon the ...