Turkey recently amended insurance provisions of the Highway Traffic Law Number 2918 (“Law”; see here for more information). Parallel changes have now also been made to the General Specifications on Highway Motor Vehicles Compulsory Automobile Liability Insurance. Accordingly, when applying for compensation, the claiming party must first apply to the insurer. Under the recent amendments, if the insurer and injured party fail to agree upon a compensation amount within 15 days of the injured party’s application, the parties can take the dispute to a mediator.

The General Specifications on Making Amendments on the General Specifications on Highway Motor Vehicles Compulsory Automobile Liability Insurance (“Amendment Specifications”) were published in Official Gazette number 29789 on 2 August 2016.

Documents which the insurer can request from the injured party are also determined in detail under the Amendment Specifications’ Annex.

Please see this link for the full text of the Amendment Specifications (only available in Turkish).

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