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Finansal Sektörün Borçları Yeniden Yapılandırılacak

Finansal piyasalardaki son gelişmelerin ardından, kredi alanların Türk bankalara ve finansal kiralama, faktoring ve finansman şirketlerine (“Finansal Kuruluşlar”) geri ödeme yapma kabiliyetlerine ilişkin risklerin azaltılması amacıyla, Bankacılık Düzenleme ve Denetleme Kurumu (“BDDK”) tarafından, Finansal Sektöre Olan Borçların Yeniden Yapılandırılması Hakkında Yönetmelik

Published on: August 2018
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Debts to Financial Sector will be Restructured

Following the recent developments in the financial markets, the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (the “BRSA”) has enacted the Regulation on Restructuring of Debts owed to Financial Sector (published in the Official Gazette dated August 15, 2018 and numbered 30510) (the “Regulation”) with a view to mitigate risks relating to the ability of borrowers to make repayments to Turkish banks

Published on: August 2018
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BRSA Facilitated Acquisition of Shares in Certain Companies for Banks

In order to keep Turkish banks unaffected from the recent developments in the financial markets, the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (the “BRSA”) has taken certain measures without loss of time.

Published on: August 2018
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Mandatory Reserve Ratios have recently been revised

As a preventive measure against recessionary trend in the Turkish economy, the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (the “CBRT”) has amended the mandatory reserve ratios to be held by Turkish banks and financing companies.

Published on: August 2018
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New Exemptions on FX Loans are introduced by the CBRT

Parallel with the recent amendments in FX borrowing of Turkish residents under the Decree No. 32 on Protection of the Value of Turkish Currency and the Capital Movements Circular, the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (the “CBRT”) introduced further exemptions recently in order to meet the real sector’s needs on FX borrowings with the initiation of the Undersecretariat of Treasury.

Published on: June 2018
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Recent Amendment to the Articles of Association of the Central Bank

Turkish FX legislation has seen piece-meal amendments over the past year for the purposes of bringing the real sector’s FX indebtedness under control. ın conjunction with the recent amendments, articles of association of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (the “CBRT”) has been amended by the Council of Ministers via a decree (the “Decree”) on June 4, 2018 entered into effect upon its publication in the Official Gazette  dated June 23, 2018 and numbered 30457.

Published on: June 2018
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Turkish Residents to Notify The Central Bank of their FX Positions

In line with the recent amendments to the Decree No. 32 on Protection of the Value of Turkish Currency (“Decree No. 32”), the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (“CBRT”) has enacted the Regulation on the Principles and Procedures regarding the Monitoring of Transactions Affecting Foreign Exchange Position by the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (the “Monitoring Regulation”) (published in the Official Gazette dated February 17, 2018 and numbered 30335) with a view to enable the CBRT to monitor the foreign exchange positions (“FX Positions”) of Turkish resident individuals and legal entities.

Published on: February 2018
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New Restrictions in the Turkish Foreign Exchange Legislation on Foreign Currency Loans

A decree and a communiqué amending the Decree No. 32 on Protection of the Value of Turkish Currency (published in the Official Gazette dated August 11, 1989, No. 20249) issued by the Council of Ministers under the Law No. 1567, (the “Decree No. 32”) and the Communiqué on Decree No. 32 on Protection of the Value of Turkish Currency (published in the Official Gazette dated February 28, 2008 and numbered 26801) (“Communiqué No. 2008-32/34”), are published by the Council of Ministers in the Official Gazette dated January 25, 2018.

Published on: January 2018
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Türk Yabancı Para Mevzuatında Döviz Kredilerine İlişkin Yeni Sınırlamalar

Bakanlar Kurulu tarafından 1567 sayılı Kanun uyarınca düzenlenen Türk Parası Kıymetini Koruma Hakkında 32 Sayılı Karar’da (11 Ağustos 1989 tarihli ve 20249 sayılı Resmi Gazete’de yayınlanmıştır) (“32 Sayılı Karar”) ve Türk Parası Kıymetini Koruma Hakkında 32 Sayılı Karara İlişkin Tebliğ’de (28 Şubat 2008 tarihli ve 26801 sayılı Resmi Gazete’de yayınlanmıştır) (“2008-32/34 Sayılı Tebliğ”) değişiklik yapılmasına ilişkin Bakanlar Kurulu kararı ve buna ilişkin tebliğ 25 Ocak 2018 tarihli Resmi Gazete’de Bakanlar Kurulu tarafından yayınlanmıştır.

Published on: January 2018
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Q4/2017 Amendment to the Regulation on the Procedures and Principles Regarding Fees to be Collected from Financial Consumers

The Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (“BRSA”) amended the Regulation on the Procedures and Principles regarding the Fees to be Collected from Financial Consumers (published in the Official Gazette dated October 3, 2014 and numbered 29138) on December 23, 2017.

The amendment provides for an upper limit for fees charged (“Service Fee”) in return for transactions performed by financial consumers via third party ATMs (i.e. ATMs that belong to any financial institution in Turkey other than the respective financial consumer’s contracted institution at which the financial consumer’s relevant bank account is held (“Account Institution”). As such, the Service Fee is not to exceed 115% of the amount paid by the Account Institution to the third party institution, in return for the services provided via third party ATMs. The amendments also stipulate that the Service Fee will (i) be determined and specified under the framework agreement between the Account Institution and the financial consumer or (ii) be collected with the financial consumer’s consent during the transaction.

Published on: December 2017