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Overview

TURKEY: An Introduction to TMT Contributed by ELIG Attorneys at Law

Turkey closed the year 2017 with 460 operators in the electronic communications sector and 812 authorisations issued by the Information and Communication Technologies Authority (“ICTA”). As of 2018, Turkey has more than 77 million mobile users with a penetration rate of 97.6%. 63 million users are subscribed to 4G services. Similarly, the number of broadband connection subscribers reached 67.9 million nearing the end of 2017, while it was 6 million in 2008, a tenfold increase in fewer than ten years. As of Q3 2017, net sales revenue generated in the sector passed TRY13 billion. Eight out of ten households in Turkey have internet connection. The Turkish Statistical Institute’s latest 2017 report states that one out of four Turkish internet subscribers used internet for online shopping.

Similar to 2016, internet content restrictions were also on the rise in Turkey in 2017. According to the transparency reports of the global internet companies, Turkey is the champion of internet content removal requests. Also, the internet content restrictions were not limited to access ban of a URL address where the alleged violation occurs. According to some of these reports, almost 95% of removal requests are received from Turkey. According to the report of Freedom House titled “Freedom on the Net 2017”, Turkey is under the category “Not Free” in terms of freedom on the internet. While Estonia, Iceland and Canada are at top 3 and considered as “Free”, Turkey is 51st. In 2017, Wikipedia, which is the most well-known online encyclopaedia in the world, was also access-banned in Turkey for not removing the content under certain URL addresses and the entire Wikipedia platform is still inaccessible in Turkey. This issue has become one of the hot topics of Turkey and ICTA announced a press release regarding this matter.

The state of emergency, which continues as of the coup attempt on July 15, 2016, also affected the media and telecommunication sectors. Under the state of emergency, Decree Law No. 671 was issued, which shut down the Telecommunications Communications Presidency ("TIB") that executed legally requested communication interventions and monitored publications on the internet. TIB's authority has since been transferred to and employed by ICTA. Decree Law No. 680 provided the Radio and Television Supreme Council, which grants licences to media companies for conventional broadcast services, with the authority to reject licence applications based on grounds such as "national security, protection of public order and the public good."

On the other hand, the Law on Protection of Personal Data (“DP Law”) which aims to protect the fundamental rights and freedoms of the people with respect to the processing of personal data, particularly on privacy of private life, entered into force on April 2016. Secondary regulations (i.e. Regulation on Erasure, Destruction or Anonymization of Personal Data, Regulation on Data Controllers Registry, Regulation Processing of Personal Health Data and Regulation on Working Procedures and Principles of the Personal Data Protection Board) were also published in the Official Gazette. The DP Law is applicable to real persons whose data is processed and real persons or legal entities which process personal data.

Since the DP Law is already in force and it includes several provisions regarding the obligations of data controllers, the Data Protection Board also published guidelines regarding the implementation of the DP Law and the regulations (i.e. Guideline on Implementation of the DP Law, Personal Data Security Guideline, Guideline on Erasure, Destruction and Anonymization of Personal Data, Guideline on Explicit Consent, Guideline on Transfer of Personal Data, the Duties and the Structure of the Data Protection Board, Corporate Terms Set forth in the DP Law, Purpose and the Scope of the DP Law, National and International Regulations regarding Data Protection, Right to Application to Data Protection Board etc.). The Data Protection Board also published a frequently asked questions document and the document which provides information regarding the basic concepts of the DP Law, in order to explain the implementation of it.

In the light of the foregoing, since the DP Law and the regulations based on the DP Law are new for the companies which conduct their business in Turkey, most of them are still in the process of aligning their structure to the DP Law. Data controllers should also register with the Data Controllers Registry according to the DP Law. Having said that, the registration process and following processes regarding the registry (e.g. notifications, assignments, updates etc.) are to be completed through the Data Controllers Registry Information System ("VERBIS") which is currently not functional and is yet to be established.

Moreover, it should also be noted that the DP Law is based on the European Union Directive 95/46/EC (“EU Directive”) on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data which is replaced by the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). The DP Law was mainly in line with the EU Directive while maintaining certain differences, e.g. the requirement of explicit consent even for non-sensitive personal data. In that line, the DP Law also differentiates itself from GDPR, although there are many similarities. Therefore, foreign companies, which are or will be operating in Turkey and/or targeting Turkish users, will need to align their operations and activities with the DP Law, in addition to complying with GDPR.

The Regulation on Consumer Rights in Electronic Communication Sector, which was introduced in October 2017, has also been drafted taking into consideration the new legislation regarding personal data protection. It is applicable to the whole electronic communication sector and provides extra protection for consumers, together with the Consumer Protection Law, while defining new responsibilities and obligations for operators.

Finally, it is clear that following the DP Law, Turkey is welcoming the new regulations and data protection measures. While these bring along some uncertainties, they are expected to be clarified in a short time, with the Personal Data Protection Authority being in charge. In the meantime, Turkey continues to offer a great potential for user penetration and an increasing thirst for technology consumption.

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BTS & Partners (Beceni - Türkekul - Sevim Attorney Partnership) - TMT Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Market-leading firm, highly specialised in all aspects of TMT. Provides legal strategy and regulatory advice in a range of areas, including e-commerce, software, telecoms and data protection. Active in both Turkish and multi-jurisdictional matters. Clients include major international media, technology and software companies. Especially active in assisting blue-chip clients with data protection compliance. Ford is a new client win for the team.

Strengths Sources say team members' main strength is "their expertise in the area of IT law," with others saying: "They are the most experienced and best team in Turkey in this field."

Other clients highly regard the firm's responsiveness and also say the team is "hard-working and client-oriented."

Work highlights Assisted Yapı Kredi with regulatory compliance checks concerning its data processing activity.

Advised Disney on compliance matters connected to its personal data protection and privacy in Turkey.

Notable practitioners

Interviewees regard Yasin Beceni as "the senior brain of tech law in Turkey." He has vast experience of advising governments, NGOs and global academic institutions on a wide range of IT law issues, including M&A transactions and disputes. Sources say he is "extremely client-oriented and commercially focused." His recent highlights include advising Mercedes-Benz on compliance matters.

Clients laud Tuğrul Sevim for his "clear judgement and strong analytical skills," as well as for being "easily accessible, responsive, flexible and kind." His practice spans IT and telecoms contracts, data privacy and litigation. He advised Lifecell Ventures Coöperatief on its regulatory compliance checks.

About the Team (content provided by BTS & Partners (Beceni - Türkekul - Sevim Attorney Partnership))

Our team has been providing legal services to leading local and international companies within all branches of technology, media and telecommunication law. With our dedicated and profound lawyers, we handle both routine and complex local and multidisciplinary cases related to technology, media and telecommunication sector.

With a remarkable national and international reputation in the industry, our services include data protection, cloud computing, software products and services, payment systems, the internet and online content regulation, advertisement, pharmaceutical technology, e-commerce, e-business, emerging and regulatory technologies. Some of our clients with which we provide service are Microsoft, Facebook, Instagram, PayPal, eBay, Turkcell, Netflix Borusan Holding, Eczacıbasi Holding, Daimler, Mastercard, Yapı Kredi Bank and British American Tobacco.

We run highly comprehensive personal data protection analysis and compliance projects with many prominent companies and assist our clients with any issues including drafting and negotiating agreements, preparing legal analysis and benchmarks, developing projects and giving tailored advice concerning online content regulation, advertisement and e-commerce. In addition these services, we have a solid practice in litigation regarding pharmaceutical technology. Legal alerts and briefings regarding the new legal and industry-related developments are regularly made by our team on a daily basis.

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ELIG Attorneys at Law - TMT Department

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What the team is known for Widely respected for representing leading international technology and telecoms companies in high-end Turkish matters. Team members' expertise spans regulatory, data protection and compliance matters, with a proven track record in social media and online issues. Noted recent activity in privacy matters and e-commerce. Also assists clients with trade mark or copyright infringement cases and freedom of speech issues. The BBC and Financial Times are new client wins for the firm.

Strengths One client praises the firm for its "very good knowledge and understanding of our needs and excellent analysis of legal issues," adding: "They are very competent and provide a responsive service."

Other sources say: "The firm has a great understanding of the regulatory and government landscape in the internet sector and extensive experience litigating these issues."

Work highlights Represented Wikimedia Foundation in its appeal against the access ban on Wikipedia in Turkey.

Assisted Booking.com with an unfair competition claim against the client regarding its activities in Turkey.

Notable practitioners

Gönenç Gürkaynak has a broad practice encompassing IT, telecoms and media matters. He has noted expertise in data protection and privacy, IT agreements and internet copyright. He has additional experience of high-profile disputes in the sector. He advised Yum! on a data protection compliance project in Turkey. Clients praise him for "practical and to-the-point advice," adding: "He is very responsive and has a great appreciation for internet issues in the country."

İlay Yılmaz joins the rankings this year following praise from market commentators, who say she is a "commercially astute lawyer with great dual language skills," as well as being "well informed, organised and responsive." Her practice spans data protection compliance as well as regulatory and licensing concerns. She is also active on IT and media disputes.

About the Team (content provided by ELIG Attorneys at Law)

Delivering tailor-made strategies for clients who operate in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors requires the team at ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law to be at the cutting-edge of technology, with a thorough understanding of existing and emerging mediums while also demonstrating a comprehensive knowledge of legal practice. ELIG Gürkaynak is highly committed to meeting the needs of our domestic and international clients by combining our expertise in legal practice and our specialization in unique practice areas such as online and mobile payment services, software development, hardware regulations, television and radio broadcasting, and regulatory compliance for telecommunication operators.

ELIG Gürkaynak's expertise in the data protection and privacy law area is strengthened by our team’s sound technological knowledge. We closely follow all international and domestic technological developments. We provide legal assistance to our clients with product launches and new technology projects. ELIG Gürkaynak's expertise on data protection and data security-related matters for cloud technologies and Internet of Things, both from a customer and provider perspective, is unrivalled. 

We are directly involved in legislative efforts in the data protection and privacy area due to our extensive knowledge on our European Union legislation. 

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Esin Attorney Partnership, a Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein - TMT Department

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What the team is known for Regularly advises high-profile clients within the financial, energy and IT sectors on technology matters. Assists with data protection, compliance and contractual matters as well as advising on new regulatory areas such as e-payments. Benefits from its association with the broader Baker McKenzie international network. The firm's newest clients include Mondelēz and Shell.

Strengths Interviewees say the firm "works very studiously," adding: "They are proactive, business-minded and client-oriented."

Work highlights Acted for Mavi on a data protection compliance project in Turkey.

Assisted Yandex with day-to-day issues relating to consumer protection, IT law and copyright.

Notable practitioners

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Gün + Partners - TMT Department

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What the team is known for Well regarded for its TMT experience and boasting a list of numerous major multinational clients operating in Turkey. Covers market-leading contentious, advisory and transactional cases for prominent technology giants and telecoms networks, alongside complex work for companies from the pharmaceutical and media sectors. Expertise includes IT outsourcing agreements and data protection, with advice on IP issues bolstered by a leading practice in the area. Vakko is a new addition to the firm's growing client list.

Strengths Sources say: "They are quick and responsive, with lawyers who have expertise in different subjects," adding: "They know the advertising industry well."

Clients praise the firm for its "pragmatic, proactive and client-friendly approach."

Work highlights Assisted Smith & Nephew Turkey with a data compliance project and reviewed the company's data processing mechanism.

Advised Visa on a review of the compliance of its advertisements as well as the terms and conditions of its promotion mechanisms.

Notable practitioners

Uğur Aktekin is a key contact for this practice area.

About the Team (content provided by Gün + Partners)

We provide advisory, transactional and dispute resolution services on in TMT sectors involving all aspects of Turkish telecommunication and internet law, private broadcasting legislation, electronic communication services and infrastructure, wireless equipment rules and regulations and the structuring of telecommunication projects.

We also provide data protection advice, including compliance with data protection legislation, inter-company data transfers and consolidation agreements, transfer of data to third parties or abroad, website privacy policies and terms of use under Turkish law.

We assist clients on regulations relating to advertisements, promotional campaigns, product labelling and packaging, including advertisement clearances, sweepstakes, competition and prize related promotional campaigns, product liability and warranty.

We have particular expertise in corporate deals and transactions in the TMT sector and represent multinational investors in Turkey including advising on direct establishment, M&A and corporate advisory services.

We represent clients before regulatory bodies including the Information Technologies and Communication Authority, Radio and Television Supreme Council, the Turkish Radio and Television Institution, the Advertisement Board, Advertisements Self Auditing Committee, and the National Lottery Administration.
Our dispute resolution services in the TMT sector include representing clients before the civil and
administrative courts.

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Gokce Attorney Partnership - TMT Department

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What the team is known for Strong focus on mid-market TMT-related M&A transactions. Noted experience in e-commerce and internet media sector cases, advising on related issues including consumer law, data protection and online provision of services. Also advises on media contracts and represents companies in disputes. The firm's client list includes domestic and international technology and telecoms companies, and Neozeka is a new client win for the firm.

Strengths Sources praise the "young and motivated team," noting that it has "great client relations and extensive media industry experience."

Clients say the firm is "well structured and very practical," with others adding: "They are highly responsive."

Work highlights Assisted Onedio with the drafting of e-commerce and data protection documents.

Acted for Pronet on the drafting and negotiation of agreements relating to data protection regulation, as well as compliance issues.

Notable practitioners

Görkem Gökçe is a key contact for this department.

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Güner Law Office - TMT Department

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What the team is known for Broadly respected, internationally focused department, acting on corporate, commercial and regulatory matters related to TMT law. Expertise also covers related IP, administrative and employment issues in the sector. Impressive client roster includes major international companies, prominently from within the media and entertainment sectors. Has a proven track record of advising foreign media organisations on investments in the Turkish market.

Strengths Clients say the firm is "very quick and detailed in its advice," adding: "They understand the business side very well, offering legal solutions from a business perspective."

Interviewees also note: "They provide smart, practical advice that non-lawyers find easy to understand and follow."

Work highlights Assisted Fox Networks Group with various broadcasting, contractual and regulatory matters, including data protection and compliance policies and checks.

Advised Microsoft Mobile on day-to-day corporate and regulatory matters, as well as litigation.

Notable practitioners

Ece Güner Toprak and Ömer Erdoğan are key contacts for this practice.

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Moroğlu Arseven - TMT Department

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What the team is known for Experienced team which assists clients with a wide range of IT and telecoms issues, including a significant practice in advising start-ups and entrepreneurs. Supported by key strength in IP and corporate mandates. Knowledge includes software development, e-commerce, mobile services and hardware manufacturing. Possesses additional expertise in the creation, acquisition, transfer, use and protection of technology. The firm's client roster also includes large multinational tech clients, including Samsung, Amazon and Twitter.

Strengths Sources say the firm "plans steps and strategy very well, investigates all the related documents carefully and keeps you informed on all the updates."

Other clients say the firm has a "good understanding of business processes," adding: "The team is young and dynamic."

Work highlights Acted for Nexum on IT and IP matters connected with software protection, source codes and software components.

Assisted GENPA with a data protection compliance programme.

Notable practitioners

Burcu Tuzcu Ersin is the key contact for this practice area.

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Overview

TURKEY: An Introduction to TMT Contributed by ELIG Attorneys at Law

Turkey closed the year 2017 with 460 operators in the electronic communications sector and 812 authorisations issued by the Information and Communication Technologies Authority (“ICTA”). As of 2018, Turkey has more than 77 million mobile users with a penetration rate of 97.6%. 63 million users are subscribed to 4G services. Similarly, the number of broadband connection subscribers reached 67.9 million nearing the end of 2017, while it was 6 million in 2008, a tenfold increase in fewer than ten years. As of Q3 2017, net sales revenue generated in the sector passed TRY13 billion. Eight out of ten households in Turkey have internet connection. The Turkish Statistical Institute’s latest 2017 report states that one out of four Turkish internet subscribers used internet for online shopping.

Similar to 2016, internet content restrictions were also on the rise in Turkey in 2017. According to the transparency reports of the global internet companies, Turkey is the champion of internet content removal requests. Also, the internet content restrictions were not limited to access ban of a URL address where the alleged violation occurs. According to some of these reports, almost 95% of removal requests are received from Turkey. According to the report of Freedom House titled “Freedom on the Net 2017”, Turkey is under the category “Not Free” in terms of freedom on the internet. While Estonia, Iceland and Canada are at top 3 and considered as “Free”, Turkey is 51st. In 2017, Wikipedia, which is the most well-known online encyclopaedia in the world, was also access-banned in Turkey for not removing the content under certain URL addresses and the entire Wikipedia platform is still inaccessible in Turkey. This issue has become one of the hot topics of Turkey and ICTA announced a press release regarding this matter.

The state of emergency, which continues as of the coup attempt on July 15, 2016, also affected the media and telecommunication sectors. Under the state of emergency, Decree Law No. 671 was issued, which shut down the Telecommunications Communications Presidency ("TIB") that executed legally requested communication interventions and monitored publications on the internet. TIB's authority has since been transferred to and employed by ICTA. Decree Law No. 680 provided the Radio and Television Supreme Council, which grants licences to media companies for conventional broadcast services, with the authority to reject licence applications based on grounds such as "national security, protection of public order and the public good."

On the other hand, the Law on Protection of Personal Data (“DP Law”) which aims to protect the fundamental rights and freedoms of the people with respect to the processing of personal data, particularly on privacy of private life, entered into force on April 2016. Secondary regulations (i.e. Regulation on Erasure, Destruction or Anonymization of Personal Data, Regulation on Data Controllers Registry, Regulation Processing of Personal Health Data and Regulation on Working Procedures and Principles of the Personal Data Protection Board) were also published in the Official Gazette. The DP Law is applicable to real persons whose data is processed and real persons or legal entities which process personal data.

Since the DP Law is already in force and it includes several provisions regarding the obligations of data controllers, the Data Protection Board also published guidelines regarding the implementation of the DP Law and the regulations (i.e. Guideline on Implementation of the DP Law, Personal Data Security Guideline, Guideline on Erasure, Destruction and Anonymization of Personal Data, Guideline on Explicit Consent, Guideline on Transfer of Personal Data, the Duties and the Structure of the Data Protection Board, Corporate Terms Set forth in the DP Law, Purpose and the Scope of the DP Law, National and International Regulations regarding Data Protection, Right to Application to Data Protection Board etc.). The Data Protection Board also published a frequently asked questions document and the document which provides information regarding the basic concepts of the DP Law, in order to explain the implementation of it.

In the light of the foregoing, since the DP Law and the regulations based on the DP Law are new for the companies which conduct their business in Turkey, most of them are still in the process of aligning their structure to the DP Law. Data controllers should also register with the Data Controllers Registry according to the DP Law. Having said that, the registration process and following processes regarding the registry (e.g. notifications, assignments, updates etc.) are to be completed through the Data Controllers Registry Information System ("VERBIS") which is currently not functional and is yet to be established.

Moreover, it should also be noted that the DP Law is based on the European Union Directive 95/46/EC (“EU Directive”) on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data which is replaced by the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). The DP Law was mainly in line with the EU Directive while maintaining certain differences, e.g. the requirement of explicit consent even for non-sensitive personal data. In that line, the DP Law also differentiates itself from GDPR, although there are many similarities. Therefore, foreign companies, which are or will be operating in Turkey and/or targeting Turkish users, will need to align their operations and activities with the DP Law, in addition to complying with GDPR.

The Regulation on Consumer Rights in Electronic Communication Sector, which was introduced in October 2017, has also been drafted taking into consideration the new legislation regarding personal data protection. It is applicable to the whole electronic communication sector and provides extra protection for consumers, together with the Consumer Protection Law, while defining new responsibilities and obligations for operators.

Finally, it is clear that following the DP Law, Turkey is welcoming the new regulations and data protection measures. While these bring along some uncertainties, they are expected to be clarified in a short time, with the Personal Data Protection Authority being in charge. In the meantime, Turkey continues to offer a great potential for user penetration and an increasing thirst for technology consumption.

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BTS & Partners (Beceni - Türkekul - Sevim Attorney Partnership)

From the Chambers Europe guide

Interviewees regard Yasin Beceni as "the senior brain of tech law in Turkey." He has vast experience of advising governments, NGOs and global academic institutions on a wide range of IT law issues, including M&A transactions and disputes. Sources say he is "extremely client-oriented and commercially focused." His recent highlights include advising Mercedes-Benz on compliance matters.

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Gönenç Gürkaynak

ELIG Attorneys at Law

From the Chambers Europe guide

Gönenç Gürkaynak has a broad practice encompassing IT, telecoms and media matters. He has noted expertise in data protection and privacy, IT agreements and internet copyright. He has additional experience of high-profile disputes in the sector. He advised Yum! on a data protection compliance project in Turkey. Clients praise him for "practical and to-the-point advice," adding: "He is very responsive and has a great appreciation for internet issues in the country." 

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BTS & Partners (Beceni - Türkekul - Sevim Attorney Partnership)

From the Chambers Europe guide

Clients laud Tuğrul Sevim for his "clear judgement and strong analytical skills," as well as for being "easily accessible, responsive, flexible and kind." His practice spans IT and telecoms contracts, data privacy and litigation. He advised Lifecell Ventures Coöperatief on its regulatory compliance checks.

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Yazicioglu Attorneys at Law

From the Chambers Europe guide

Bora Yazicioglu of Yazicioglu Attorneys at Law possesses expertise in regulatory and IT-related issues, including data protection, outsourcing and litigation. He has further experience of e-commerce issues and has a history of acting for financial services clients.

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ELIG Attorneys at Law

From the Chambers Europe guide

İlay Yılmaz joins the rankings this year following praise from market commentators, who say she is a "commercially astute lawyer with great dual language skills," as well as being "well informed, organised and responsive." Her practice spans data protection compliance as well as regulatory and licensing concerns. She is also active on IT and media disputes.

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