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Turkish Criminal Code | Article 252
(1) Any person providing of any undue advantage directly or through intermediaries to any public ofcial or anyone
else directed by the public ofcial in order to act or refrain from acting in the exercise of his or her functions shall be
sentenced to a penalty of imprisonment for a termof four to twelve years.
(2) Any public ofcial providing of any undue advantage directly or through intermediaries for himself or herself or for
anyone else directed by him or her in order to act or refrain from acting in the exercise of his or her functions shall be
sentenced to the same penalty issued in the rst paragraph.
(3) Where the par ties agree upon a bribe, they shall be sentenced as if the offence was completed.
(9) The provisions of this Ar ticle shall be applied in the event that the persons listed below, directly or through
intermediaries, are provided, offered or promised any undue advantage or requests or accepts in order to act or refrain
from acting in the exercise of their functions or to provide or preserve a business activity or any undue advantage due
to international transactions:
a)The elected or the appointed public ofcials in a foreign country,
b)The judges, jurors or other ofcials working for international or supranational cour ts or foreign cour ts,
c)International or supranational parliamentarians,
d)The persons carrying out a public activity for a foreign country including public institutions and public enterprises,
e)The citizens or foreign arbitrators assigned within the framework of the arbitration procedure applied for the
settlement of a legal dispute,
f)The ofcials or representatives of international or supranational public organizations established based on an
international agreement.
Turkish Criminal Code | Article 253
1) Where a legal entity secures an unjust benet through the offense of bribery, security measures specic to legal
entities shall apply
Turkish Criminal Code | Article 254
(1)No punishment is imposed in case the person taking bribe delivers the thing subject to bribery to the authorized
bodies before the commencement of investigation exactly as it is. Again, no punishment is imposed if the public
ofcer who agrees to take bribe upon negotiating with a person noties the authorized bodies about this fact before the
commencement of investigation.
(2) No punishment is imposed due to offense of bribery if the person offering and giving bribe to the public ofcer upon
negotiation noties the authorities responsible from investigation about this fact before commencement of
investigation; also the bribe is taken from the public ofcer and returned to the deliverer.
(3) No punishment is imposed due to this offense if the other persons involving in bribery notify the authorized bodies
by showing sincere repentance about this fact before commencement of investigation.
(4) The provisions of this Ar ticle shall not apply to the persons who give bribe to the foreign public ofcials.
Turkish Criminal Code | Article 60
(1)Where there has been a conviction in relation to an intentional offense committed for the benet of a private law
legal entity and operating under the license granted by a public institution, by misusing the permission conferred by
such license and through the par ticipation of the organs or representatives of the legal entity, this license shall be
cancelled.
(2)The provisions relating to conscation shall also be applicable to private law legal entities in relation to offenses
committed for the benet of such entities.
(3)Where the application of the provisions in the above paragraphs would lead to more serious consequences than
the offense itself, the judge may not impose suchmeasures.
(4) The provisions of this ar ticle shall only be applied where specically stated in the law.
Misdemeanour Law I Article 43/A
(1) Where the act does not constitute a misdemeanour which requires more severe administrative nes in the case
where an organ or a representative of a private law legal person; or; a person, who is not the organ or representative
but under takes a duty within the scope of that legal person`s operational framework commits the bribery offence
dened in Ar ticle 252 of the Turkish Criminal Code numbered 5237 to the benet of that legal person, the legal person
shall also be penalized with an administrative ne of ten thousand Turkish Liras to twomillion Turkish Liras.
(2)The cour t which is commissioned to try the offences stated in paragraph 1, has the jurisdiction over verdicts on
administrative nes in accordance with this Ar ticle.