On 23 January 2020, Transparency International announced the much-awaited results of the 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index. Turkey scored 39/100 with a loss of 2 points compared to the last year and dropped to 91 from 78 at the ranking.
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Born in Elazığ on the east of Turkey, Saim Dursun, depicts, with the warm liveliness of light and color on his spatula, the true Anatolian picture uncovering the strong willpower of Turkish people and their joy of life despite hardship.
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Legislation on commercial electronic messages has been updated subsequent to the amendment regulation published on 04.01.2020. Service providers are obliged to register with the Message Management System (“İYS”) and must transfer e-messaging consents to the system before 01.06.2020.
The bolar exemption should not be interpreted in a one sided manner, rather in a more balanced way for innovative and generic companies. It is essential for both firms to determine whether there is an infringement in advance for “certainty”.
In its judgement of 12 September 2019, the European Union Court of Justice (“CJEU”) held that the applicant was acting in bad faith and ruled how the conditions sought for bad faith should be examined.