Recent Development

The Turkish Medicines and Medical Devices Agency (“TİTCK”) recently announced the results of its cosmetics sector market surveillance and inspection conducted between September and December 2017.

What do the Results Say?

The TİTCK's Cosmetics Supervision Department published the list of unsafe and non-compliant cosmetics products detected during the fourth quarter of 2017. Of the 398 cosmetic products inspected, 105 were non-compliant and 6 were unsafe. A total fine of TRY 444,727 (approximately USD 117,674) was levied against the responsible companies. The complete Q4 list of unsafe and non-compliant cosmetics products is available here (in Turkish).


The TİTCK continues to demonstrate its commitment to periodical market surveillance and inspection in the cosmetics sector. All cosmetic products in circulation must fully comply with the applicable Turkish laws and regulations, and manufacturing companies must ensure they do not sell or distribute unsafe or non-compliant products.