Impact of obligatory use of Turkish on validity of arbitration agreements

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In a recent Court of Appeals decision the court overruled an arbitration objection based on the Law on the Obligatory Use of Turkish (805), which stipulates that two Turkish companies should execute agreements in Turkey in Turkish.

Although the intention of the parties to arbitrate their disputes was clear in the agreement, the Court of Appeals ruled that the first instance court should have considered the effect of the law when evaluating the case…

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