The effective date for mining waste-management regulation has been postponed in Turkey from 15 July 2016 to 15 July 2017. The Mining Waste Regulation introduces principles for mining waste-management relating to exploration, extraction, enrichment and mine storage activities. It was published in Official Gazette number 29417 on 15 July 2015. Please see this link for further discussion of the Mining Waste Regulation.

More recently, the Regulation Amending the Mining Waste Regulation was published in Official Gazette number 29772 on 15 July 2016. The Amendment Regulation extends the effective date by a further 12 months, to become 15 July 2017.

Please see this link for the full text of Mining Waste Regulation and this link for the full text of the Amendment Regulation on Mining Waste Regulation (both only available in Turkish).

Information first published in the MA | Gazette, a fortnightly legal update newsletter produced by Moroğlu Arseven.