Turkish pharmacists are no longer required to register with the Charity Fund when registering to the Chamber of Pharmacists. Charity Fund registration is now left to the discretion of the individual pharmacist. For pharmacists which are registered to the Charity Fund, the annual subscription fee payment due date has been moved forward from May to February.

The Regulation Making Amendments on the Charity Fund Regulation (“Amendment Regulation”) was published in Official Gazette number 29720 on 23 May 2016.

The Amendment Regulation also makes the following changes:

  • Previously, pharmacists could only de-register from the Charity Fund by de-registering from the Chamber of Pharmacists. Under the amendments, pharmacists can now de-register from the Charity Fund and continue their Chamber of Pharmacists registration.
  • The Charity Fund’s management was previously authorized to issue receipts regarding the Charity Fund’s incomes. However, this has now been amended to simply involve keeping records of the Charity Fund’s incomes and expenses.

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