26 March 2020
Upon the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic disease in Turkey, certain precautions are taken with the Law No. 7226 ("Law"), which is published in the Official Gazette (repeating no.1) no. 31080 and dated 26.03.2020 in order to prevent loss of judiciary rights. Accordingly:
are ceased until 30/4/2020 (including this date).
Consequently, the legal periods will be suspended until 30.04.2020 (including this date) and will resume after this date. On the other hand, according to the Law, the following proceedings are not in the scope of the cease:
Furthermore, if the date of a sale that will be realized within the scope of the Enforcement and Bankruptcy Law and other laws related to the enforcement law, remains within the cease period, a new date will be given by the enforcement and bankruptcy offices without a further request after the end of the cease period. Also, the payments made by the parties within the cease period will be accepted, the proceedings in favour of the other party can be performed and the results of the concordat proceedings for creditors and debtors will continue during the cease period.
Furthermore, if fifteen days or less is left for a legal period as of the beginning of the cease period, the respective period will be extended for another fifteen days after 30.04.2020, regardless how many days are left until the expiration.
According to the Law, if the pandemic continues, the cease period may be extended by the President for a period up to six months and the scope of the cease may be restricted for the extended period.
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