Labor and Social Security
Article 10: Foreign
managers and qualified personnel can be employed by firms operating
in the free trade zones.
Related principles are specified by
the governing statutes.
The provisions of the social security
regulations of the Republic of Turkey are applied in the free zones.
Article 11: The Free
Zones Law No. 6209 dated December 21, 1953, is hereby repealed.
Article 12: In the
free zones, all provisions of Municipality Law No. 1580 except
paragraphs 5,22,25,32 and 47 of Article 15; Passport Law No. 5682;
Law no. 5683 for Foreigners Traveling and Residing in Turkey and Law
No. 2007 on Professions and Services Allocated for Turkish Citizens
including its Annexes and Amendments; Foreign Investment and
encouragement Law No. 6224; Law No. 2677 on the implementation of
Duties and services at the Civil Airports, Ports and Border Gates,
General Accounting Law No. 1050; Supreme Court of Finance Law No.
832; provisions the State Bidding Law No. 2886 and provisions of
other laws contrary to this Law shall not be applicable.
Governing Statutes Regarding
Article 13: Matters
in this Law of which regulation has been left to the governing
statutes as well as the organization, duties, authority and
responsibilities of those operators who will be active in the free
zones, and the granting and the cancellation of the operating
licenses that will be provided to these operators and users; the
maintenance of their industrial and commercial registers; the
payments they will make to the Fund; the principles governing the
conduct of activities in the free zone, the zone entry permits and
identity cards permission for residence; and work principles and
other matters pertaining to the operation of the free zones will be
determined by the governing statutes.
Provisional Article 1:
For a period of 10 years following the commencement of operations in
the free zones, the strike, lock-out and mediation provisions of Law
No. 2822, dated May 5, 1983, shall not be applicable in the zones.
However, any disputes arising within
the context of collective bargaining during this period shall be
resolved by the Supreme Arbitration Council.
Provisional Article 2:
This Law will be effective for each free zone upon the commencement
of that free trade zones operations.
The date of commencement of
operations shall be when the construction of the perimeter fence
tower and gate have been completed and the regional directorate,
police and customs units have assumed their duties.
Article 14: This Law
shall come into effect on the date of its publication.
Article 15: The
provisions of this Law shall be enforced by the Council of