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Establishing a Free Zone Company in Northern Cyprus
The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) has become an investment hotspot preferred by investors due to many advantages offered. Recently, TRNC Free Zone companies (FZC) take the lead as the most preferred form of incorporation by both domestic and foreign investors. One of the main reasons why setting up a FZC in TRNC is the logistical appeal of TRNC with respect to its proximity and ease of access to the Republic of Turkey, Europe and middle eastern countries. Another very appealing quality of setting up a FZC in the TRNC is the tax advantages it offers.
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Recent Changes in Immigration Rules
Usually, foreigners who are subject to fine or at default under immgrance rules are those who had to leave the country on an emergency such as illness, death or for education and did not manage to come back on time. While the families of those at default still reside in TRNC, they had to live away from them.
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Civil Procedures Act and the Regulation Amendment: Execution of Debt
Once a court order has been made for the payment of a debt, there are now wider options for recovering that debt. If the provision is for the payment of money, the enforcement officer may collect this debt as well as all the costs incurred as a result of the delay in payment, from the debtor in cash or by credit card, and the debtor can pay this debt in up to 4 installments, once the execution is filed.
Current Situation Regarding Residence Permits
Some foreign nationals with a suspended status had to leave the country urgently for various reasons including university education, death of a member of family, medical treatment, etc. and could not return to the TRNC. Some amendments have been made to the existing law under the right of family reunification.
Famagusta-Iskele-Yenibogaziçi Master Plan Completed
Since the Master Plan covers 14% of the TRNC surface area, it is natural to expect a serious impact under a single plan. The bill envisions to provide uninterrupted access to the 40-kilometer coastline, transforming the Famagusta Freight Port into a marina and cruise port, making arrangements to increase the quality of life of the people living in the region by preserving ecological life, and creating an individual trade center for each region.
International Transportation License Granted to TRNC Vehicles
In the decision taken by the Republic of Turkey Presidential Office on 18/12/2018, it was announced that the vehicles with TRNC number plates were authorized to be transported to Turkey by railway, sea or air and thereby to third countries by road within the quota to be annually determined by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure. The aforementioned decision was published in the Official Gazette dated 18/12/2018 and entered into force from then on.
Regulation on Drug Convicts
A Protocol was signed on the Community Reintegration Project for Individuals in Prison for Drug Charges. The signing ceremony took place at the Prime Minister's Office, with the participation of Hasan Karaokçu, the President of the Anti-Drug Commission (UMK) established on 18/11/2014 and operating under the Prime Ministry, the Prime Minister Tufan Erhürman and the Minister of Interior, Ayşegül Baybars.
Famagusta, İskele, Yeniboğaziçi Transitional Ordinance
The Famagusta, İskele, Yeniboğaziçi Transitional Ordinance, which has been on the agenda of the TRNC Government, was published in the Official Gazette dated 10/12/2018 and entered into force.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the liability of the insurance company continue even when the insurance is cancelled?
Although the insurance company has the right to cancel the insurance or if it has canceled it, in a case whereby there is a provision in favour of third parties and against the insured, and the liability the provision is based on is covered by the insurance, the insurance company is obliged to make payments.
Under what circumstances is the insured not required to pay?
In general, although the insurance compensates for the damages incurred, the insurance company cannot be imposed with the liability in some cases. If the insurer is not notified before the start of the judicial proceedings...
Is it necessary to have insurance against third party risks?
If there is no valid insurance policy prepared in accordance with the law against the risks arising against third parties in the use of a vehicle, the vehicle owner cannot cause or allow any persons to use the said vehicle...
What is the Right of Recourse in insurance cases?
The right of recourse is the right of the insurer compensating and insured under a contract of indemnity to take recourse the compensation from the party causing damages by fault and negligence. However, the insured cannot transfer their right to sue the insurance company.
What are the requirements of motor vehicle insurance policies?
First, the policy must be made with an insurance company. In addition, the insurance needs to protect the person or persons specified in the policy...
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Gürkan & Gürkan Advocates and Legal Advisers
Founded in 1974 by Attorney Selçuk Gürkan, the Gürkan & Gürkan Advocates and Legal Advisers ranks among the largest and most respected law firms in Northern Cyprus. With offices in Kyrenia and Famagusta, and serving you with experts in their respective fields, our Firm is the trusted business partner to leading companies, international investors and individual clients.