Recognition of Foreign Judgments in Turkey
Recognition of Foreign Judgments in TurkeyUpdated on Saturday 17th December 2022
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Certain types of decisions, such as the ones related to change of name, divorce or adoption, will be recognized and only after that they will be valid in Turkey. In other cases, the recognition of foreign judgments is very important for businessmen, especially when they are involved in international transactions.
Legal conditions for recognition
In order to be recognized in Turkey, a foreign judgment must be taken by a court which has jurisdiction to handle a trial on a specific issue. If a foreign judgment falls under the jurisdiction of the courts in Turkey, it can’t be enforced in this country and the request will be refused.
The authorities from Turkey will enforce a foreign judgment only if it respects the public order and the laws related to this. Another condition for the enforcement is that the person who lost the trial has been represented in front of the court according to the law, during the trial.
The legal system from Turkey is friendly for foreign investors and the authorities simplified the procedures in order to attract foreign entrepreneurs interested in doing business in this country. If you need more information about the judicial system or the recognition of foreign judgments, you may contact one of our Turkish lawyers.