Doing Business in Turkey

State of Emergency and Its Impact on the Business Environment

Following the attempted coup d’état on July 15, 2016, the Council of Ministers convened on July 20, 2016 and declared a state of emergency throughout the country for a 90-day period starting on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 1am, which was then ratified by the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (“National Assembly”) the next day. Since then, the state of emergency has been extended seven times, and is expected to last until the next elections.

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First published by Chambers and Partners, Practice Guides, 2018.