The Presidential Decree numbered 2480 (“Decree”) aiming to prevent any loss of rights in the legal proceedings due to COVID-19 pandemic, was published in the Official Gazette number 31114 on 30 April 2020.

Within the scope of the Decree, all suspension periods stipulated under provisional Article 1 of the Law number 7226 Amending Certain Laws (“Law”) excluding the terms for the mandatory administrative applications stipulated under the Public Procurement Law numbered 4734 are extended from 1 May 2020 until 15 June 2020. The Decree also specifies that in case the pandemic is brought under control earlier than expected, the suspension decision will be re-evaluated.

In this regard,

  • Any and all terms regarding the origination, exercise, and termination of any rights, including but not limited to the statute of terms for filing a lawsuit, enforcement proceedings, complaints, objections, warnings, notices, submissions and statute of limitations and mandatory administrative application terms;
  • Terms regulated under Administrative Procedure Law, Criminal Procedure Law, Civil Procedure Law, and other procedural law,
  • Terms in mediation and reconciliation proceedings, and
  • Terms regulated in the Enforcement and Bankruptcy Law and other laws related to the enforcement proceedings and the terms ruled by the judge or the enforcement and bankruptcy offices; and all enforcement and bankruptcy proceedings, all enforcement request, submission of new enforcement and bankruptcy proceedings request and procedures regarding enforcement and execution of preliminary injunction decisions,

are suspended until 15 June 2020.

Please see this link for the full text of the Decree  (only available in Turkish).