Why Mediate?

Mediation has been recognized by the Turkish legal system through the Turkish Mediation Act on Civil Disputes dated 22 June 2012 entered into force on 23 June 2013, and has been strongly promoted by the Ministry of Justice ever since due to the heavy workload of the judiciary. ​ What is mediation and why mediate? ​ If exponential litigation costs, lengthy cases, or uncertainty about a judicial outcome is an issue for you in your business, then mediation is a very viable option in Turkey. Mediation is a process that helps parties to a dispute make agreements and find settlement without having a judgment imposed on them in a court. ​ Mediation is confidential, voluntary and flexible. By agree

Mandatory Mediation in Labour Law

New Law on Labour Courts introduced mandatory mediation as a condition of litigating in courts in Turkey as of 1 January 2018. Mediation Directorate of the Ministry of Justice issued the statistics for the first month of 2018, which indicates 70% success rate. Among 6 thousand 423 mediation processes that were initiated in January 2018, 4 thousand 637 mediation processes were settled amicably. Ministry of Justice is encouraged by these results and considering introducing mandatory mediation for commercial disputes. Mandatory mediation is considered to be helpful for the settlement of disputes in a short time. Average trial period for labour cases in Turkey is 434 days, whereas, maximum t

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