The Legal Framework for Arbitration in Turkey

General Information

  • UNCITRAL Model-Law based: Yes.
  • Legal Provisions: Arbitration Law No. 4686 (Turkish International Arbitration Law); Domestic: Turkish Civil Procedure Law No. 6100 (CPL No. 6100)

Multilateral Conventions

  • New York Convention: Yes (ratification/accession:2 July 1992); reservations; reciprocity, commercial disputes.   
  • European Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 24 January 1992); reservations: none.  
  • ICSID Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 3 March 1989); reservations: on ratifying the Convention, Turkey declared that: “With respect to Article 64 of the Convention, the Government of Turkey is of the opinion that the disputes which may arise from the interpretation and application of the Convention can be solved through meaningful negotiations between the parties to the dispute, without the need of having recourse to third party settlement.”     
  • Energy Charter Treaty: Yes (ratification/accession: 13 February 2001); reservations: none.    

Arbitral Institutions


Last updated July 2017