Media and Advertising Law in Turkey Key Developments and Predictions - 2020

In this year's report, we focus on the key aspects of media and advertising law in Turkey, and the most important or challenging issues in Turkish media and advertising Law.

In Turkey, the central piece of legislation on advertising law compliance issues is Turkish Consumer Protection Law numbered 6502 (“CPL”), the Regulation on Commercial Advertisements and Unfair Commercial Practices (the “Advertising Regulation”), prepared in line with the CPL and Broadcasting Law No. 6112.

Broadcast media advertising is ruled and supervised by the RTUK, which is an autonomous and impartial public legal entity. The RTUK regulates and supervises the radio, television and on-demand media services, and examines broadcasts, as well as advertisements, in light of the provisions of Law No. 6112. Another regulatory entity, namely, the Advertisement Board, which was established under the Turkish Ministry of Trade, and is the main authority controlling advertisements for all media, including broadcasts on TV, radio, and on the internet in Turkey. The Advertising Self-Regulatory Board (“ROK”) is the primary advertising self-regulatory body in Turkey.

This paper provides an outline of the key aspects of media and advertising law in Turkey, and the most important or challenging issues in Turkish media and advertising law.