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TURKEY RATIFIES SEVERAL INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS

Please note that a new law regarding the ratification of the Hong-Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships has been published in the Official Gazette dated 31.03.2017
with number 30024, which will have a positive impact on Turkish ship recycling industry.

Turkish Parliament has also ratified the following maritime conventions, which have been published in the Official Gazette dated 25.03.2017 with number 30018;

- the Labour Maritime Convention (2006);

- the International Convention on Arrest of Ships (1999); and

- the International Convention on Maritime Liens and Mortgages (1993).

Article 90 of the Turkish Constitution stipulates that “international agreements duly entered into force have the effect of law”. Please kindly note that the laws mentioned hereinabove have entered into
force on the date of their publication.

Our team is ready to provide any further information on the details of the above-mentioned laws, please do not hesitate to contact us.




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