As per OECD Anti-Bribing convention and article 252/9 of Turkish Penal Code, in order for the act “bribing to foreign officials” to constitue an offence, the person who receives bribe must have a particular attribute.

In relation with this issue according to nineth paragraph, the foreign officials who receive bribe should be in the following positions:

  • public officials elected or appointed in a foreign country,
  • judges, jury members or other officials acting in international or supranational or foreign state courts,
  • members of international or supranational parliament,
  • persons performing public activities for a foreign country, including public institutions or public corporations,
  • citizens or foreign arbitrators appointed within the framework of arbitration procedure applied for solution of a legal dispute,
officials or representatives of international or supranational organisations established based on an international agreement,


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