Legal Assistance

Disclaimer: The Department of State, its Embassies or Consulates, assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement by the Department, its Embassies or Consulates, or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and by province in which the office is located.  The order in which a lawyer’s name appears has no other significance. The information regarding the lawyer’s education and specialty, and other information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers.  The Department does not verify the information.  Attorneys included on this list have asked the Embassy, Consulate General, or Consulate to be included on this list, and have expressed their interest in serving U.S. citizen clients.

List of Attorneys by Province in Turkey

Turkey’s Union of Bar Associations: http://www.barobirlik.org.tr/en
Information on Turkish legal aid: http://www.hukukiyardim.gov.tr/legal_aid/

Consular District
The Ankara Consular District includes the following provinces (vilayetler) of Turkey: Afyon, Agri, Aksaray, Amasya, Ankara, Antalya, Ardahan, Artvin, Aydin, Bartin, Bayburt, Burdur, Cankiri, Corum, Denizli, Erzincan, Eskisehir, Erzurum, Giresun, Gumushane, Igdir, Isparta, Izmir, Kars, Karaman, Kastamonu, Kayseri, Kirikkale, Kirsehir, Konya, Kutahya, Manisa, Nevsehir, Nigde, Ordu, Rize, Samsun, Sinop, Sivas, Tokat, Trabzon, Usak, Yozgat and Zonguldak.

Credit Reports
Credit reports can usually be obtained through local banks, but only with the consent of the client.

Attorneys in Ankara:

Arihan, Taylan (Mr.)
Address: Ilkiz Sokak No. 5/10 06430 Sihhiye, Ankara
Tel: 0-312-231-8393, 0-312-231-8394, 0-312-231-8395
Fax: 0-312-231-4121
E-mail: tarihan@superonline.com
University: Ankara University, Faculty of Law
Specialties: Civil, estate, child custody, adoption, labor, foreign investment, and traffic
Languages: fluent English and some French

Arikin, Seckin (Mr.)
Address: SGS Law Firm Tunali Cad. Binnaz Sok. 3/6 Kavaklidere, Ankara
Tel: 0-312-468-9950
Fax: 0-312-468-7950
E-mail: sgshukuk@kablonet.com.tr; seckinarikan@hotmail.com
University: Ankara University Faculty of Law, the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, TX
Specialties: auto/accidents, banking, collections, contracts, corporations, foreign claims, foreign investments, government relations, insurance, investment, marketing agreements, marriage/divorce, patents/trademarks/copyrights
Languages: English, French

Arisoy, Erden (Mr.)
Address: Sili Meydani, Gunes Sokak No 3/5 Kavaklidere, Ankara
Tel: 0-312-466-0881
Fax: 0-312-466-0882
University: Ankara University, Faculty of Law
Specialties: real property, criminal law and enforcement law
Languages: English

Arkun, Nilay (Ms.)
Address: Koksal-Genc Law Firm Cinnah Caddesi Pilot Sokak 15/4 Cankaya, Ankara
Tel: 0-312-441-5200
Fax: 0-312-441-7271
Cell: 0-533-277-5035
University: Bilkent University, Faculty of Law
Specialties: adoptions, child custody, civil damages, contracts, corporations, estates, government relations, immigration, labor relations, marketing agreements, patents/trademarks/copyrights and theft/fraud/embezzlement
Languages: English

Babacan, Hatice Hare (Mrs.)
Address: Strazburg Cad. No: 19/24 Sıhhiye, Ankara
Tel: 0-312-447-9871
E-mail: hare@harebabacan.av.tr
Web site: www.harebabacan.av.tr
University: Ankara University Faculty of Law, American University Washington College of Law Legal English Institute’s Legal English Program
Specialties: commercial law, corporate law, debt enforcement and bankruptcy law, intellectual and property rights law, workers’ compensation, family law, real-estate law, medical malpractice law, law of decedent’s estates and administrative law
Languages: English

Bicak, Vahit (Mr.)
Address: Cetin Emec Bulvari 1322. Cadde No. 62/3 A.Ovecler, Cankaya, Ankara
Tel: 0-312-473-3960
Fax: 0-312-473-3962
Website: http://www.bicakhukuk.com/en/
University: Ankara University Faculty of Law, University of Nottingham in the UK
Specialties: commercial and non-commercial criminal law, energy law, sports law, telecommunications law, foreign investment law, foreign trade law, international law, bankruptcy law, commercial law, family law and international human rights law, legal advocacy and legal consultancy services
Languages: English

Bozcaadali, Z. Mustafa (Mr.)
Address: Gunes Sokak No. 25/7 06690 Kavaklidere, Ankara
Tel: 0-312-428-5280
Fax: 0-312-468-1993
E-mail: pucke@superonline.com; avbenboz@yahoo.com
University: Ankara University, Faculty of Law
Specialties: labor and criminal law
Languages: English

Bozkurt, Vahap (Mr.)
Address: Bozkurt Law Office Cinnah Cad Goreme Sok No: 7/7 06680 Kavaklidere, Ankara
Tel: 0-312-467-5533, 0-312-467-5534
Fax: 0-312-467-5535
E-mail: bozkurtvahap@yahoo.com
University: Istanbul University, Faculty of Law
Specialty: criminal, civil, estates, contracts and marketing agreements
Languages: English

Buyukcinar, Sinem (Ms.)
Address: Ankara Law Office Cinnah Cad 9/10 Cankaya Ankara
Tel: 0-312-468-3452 (Pbx)
Fax: 0-312-427-0639
E-mail: buyukcinar@superonline.com
University: Ankara University, Faculty of Law
Specialties: adoptions, insurance, auto/ accidents, investment, banking/ financial, civil damages, marketing agreements, collections, marriage/ divorce, contracts, corporations, foreign claims, and foreign investments
Languages: English

Caliskan, Cengiz (Mr.)
Address: Eti Mah. Strazburg Cad. No: 44 D: 5 Maltepe, Cankaya, Ankara
Bagdat Cad. Pinar Apt. No: 484 B Blok K: 2 D: 16 Cevizli, Maltepe, Istanbul
Tel: 0-533-656-1978, 0-549-640-4004
E-mail: polarislaw@yahoo.com, polarisconsultancy@yahoo.com
University: University Faculty of Law, LLM at American Public University in the USA
Specialties: holder of New York State Notary Public License. Legal consultancy services for national/ international natural and institutional persons/ companies and specialized with energy and mine law, import and export services, trade and e-trade services, banking and credit services, share and stock market law, leasing and finance services, customs and license services, education and career services, trademark and patent services, execution and enforcement law, tax, accounting and finance law, family, marriage and divorce law, inspection and reporting services, competition and free market law, recognition and approval services, criminal, security and military law, franchising and knowhow services, arbitration and mediation services, bankruptcy and insolvency services, research and development services, employment and employee services, work and residence permit services, international general and private law, labor, worker and social security law, real estate, property and building law, representing and distributing services, company merger and division services, personal, inheritance and heritage law, alternative dispute resolution services, intellectual and industrial property law, expert and professional report services, company founding and buying services, official and private transaction services, organization and management services, company boards meetings and services, media, consumer and environment law, bureaucratic and administrative services, health, insurance and compensation law, internet and data processing security law, permit, license and authorization services, European union and customs union services, company and commercial management law, public procurement and privatization services, international and regional arbitration services, international contract and agreement services, immigration, naturalization and citizenship services, foreign capital and commercial investment services, telecom, information and data technologies services
Languages: English, other foreign languages (in office as Kurdish and French also out of office German, Arabic etc.)

Cekeneci, Harun Ibrahim (Mr.)
Address: Mebusevleri, Suslu Sok. No 18 Tandogan, Ankara
Tel: 0-312-212-6778
E-mail: adapatent@hotmail.com
University: Ankara University, Faculty of Law
Specialty: auto/accidents, civil damages, collections, contracts, estates, foreign claims, foreign investments, labor relations, marketing agreements, marriage/divorce, narcotics and theft
Languages: fluent in English

Çekinmez, Boğaç (Mr.)
Address: Cekinmez Law Office 2052. Sokak, No: 40, 06800, Beysukent, Ankara
Tel: 0-312-236-4646
Fax: 0-312-236-4636
Email: info@cekinmez.com
Website: www.cekinmez.com
Specialties: the law of obligations, trade law, labor law and administrative law
Languages: English

Cinar, Mustafa Hakan (Mr.)
Address: Bestekar Sokak, No. 86/13 06680 Kavaklidere, Ankara
Tel: 0-312-426-9022
Fax: 0-312-426-9432
E-mail: hakan@cinarlaw.com
University: Ankara University, Faculty of Law
Specialties: civil, commercial, labor, finance, estates, insurance and child custody cases
Languages: fluent in English

Demir, Bora (Mr.)
Address: Selanik Caddesi No: 46/19 Kızılay, Çankaya/ANKARA
Tel: 0-312-425-0522
Fax: 0-312-425-0544
Email: bora@borademirhukuk.com
Website: www.borademirhukuk.com
Specialties: legal advocacy and legal consultancy services in several fields of law such as civil law, family law, medical malpractice law, law of contracts, labor law, business law, commercial law, corporate law, insurance law, real property law, criminal law, administrative law, tax law, enforcement and bankruptcy law, intellectual and property right law, trademark and patent law, foreign investment law, foreign trade law
Languages: English and German

Dogan Urek, Didem (Mrs.) and Urek, Markus (Mr.)
Address: Güvenlik Caddesi 33/4 Aşağı Ayrancı Ankara
Tel: 0-312-467-6085
Fax: 0-312-424-0794
E-mail: didemdogan47@gmail.com
Specialties: legal advice, investment consultancy, asset management, national/ international legal consultation services, domestic issues, naval, criminal, trade, family, citizenship, bankruptcy, health and trade laws, personal, institutional, company trade disputes, resolving personal matters, both locally or internationally
Languages: English

Durak, Cenk Alp (Mr.)
Address: Sağlık 1 Sokak, Tarkan Is Hani, No. 13/8 06410 Sihhiye, Ankara
Tel: 0-312-430-6758-59
Fax: 0-312-430-6759
E-mail: cenkdurak@yahoo.com
University: Ankara University, Faculty of Law
Specialties: international criminal and civil law instruments such as European Convention on extradition, European Convention on Mutual Assistance in criminal matters and some of United Nations Conventions providing international assistance in regards with criminal matters
Languages: English

Eldeniz, Gülperi (Ms.)
Address: Üsküp Caddesi No:1 Farabi Apt. Kat:2 Daire:16 06450 Kavaklıdere, Ankara
Tel: 0 312 4666640 (pbx)
Fax: 0 312 4666641
E-mail: gpe@gulperieldeniz.av.tr
Website: http://www.gulperieldeniz.av.tr
University: Ankara University Faculty of Law, MA degree in Commercial Law from Ankara University
Specialties: commercial law, banking/financial, contracts, corporations, foreign claims, foreign investments, labor relations, marketing agreements, marriage/ divorce, patents/ trademarks/ copyrights cases.
Languages: English, German

Emed, Cicek (Mrs.)
Address: Senguler & Senguler Law Firm in association with Ledingham Chalmers of Istanbul
Tel: 0-312-295-6277
Fax: 0-312-295-6200
E-mail: cemed@marketweb.net.tr
University: Suffolk University Law School
Specialties: handles banking/ financial, contracts, corporations, estates, foreign claims, foreign investments, governmental relations, investment, immigration, marketing and mining cases
Languages: English

Eralp, Ozge Evci (Mrs.) and Eralp, Ozgur (Mr.)
Eralp Law Office
Address: AGMK Bulvari 39/24 Maltepe, Ankara Turkey
Tel: 0-312-231-3264
Fax: 0-312-231-2077
E-mail: ozgeevci@gmail.com
Website: www.eralp.av.tr
University: Marmara University, Faculty of law, MA degree in tax law from Gazi University
Specialties: trademark and patent attorney registered to Turkish Patent Office. cyber law, informatics law, digital investigations, auto/accidents, banking/ financial, civil damages, collections, contracts, corporations, estates, government relations, labor relations, marketing/ agreements, patents/trademarks/copyrights, taxes, theft/fraud/embezzlement, certified translation
Languages: English

Ergan, Arzu Ongur (Mrs.)
Address: A. Ongur Ergan Law & Consulting Office, Bestekar Sok. 78/5-6, Kavaklidere, Ankara Turkey
Tel: 0-312-426-3994
Fax: 0-312-426-3995
University: Ankara University Faculty of Law, MA in Development Innovation and Change from Bologna University Faculty of Law in Italy, post graduate study on EU Studies & Law at Collegio Europeo di Parma in Italy, Ph.D. in administrative and competition Law from Ankara University Faculty of Law.
Specialties: international law, business law, commercial law, energy and constriction, competition law and ADR etc., government relations, investment, banking/financial, immigration, civil damages, marriage/ divorce, estates, marketing agreements, collections, taxes, foreign claims, contracts, mining, corporations, patents/ trademarks/ copyrights, foreign investments cases. Please visit our website for more details
Languages: English, Turkish, Italian

Ersoy, Yuksel (Mr.)
Address:Ersoy Law Office Ilkbahar Mah 612 Sok No:11 ORAN, Ankara
Tel: 0-312-491-8282 (pbx)
Fax: 0-312-491-8283
E-mail: y-ersoy@ersoy.com.tr
Website: http://www.ersoy.com.tr/
University: postgraduate studies and research at Schools of Law in Rome, Italy, University of California in Berkeley and University of Virginia.
Specialties: aeronautical/maritime, banking/financial, child custody, civil damages, contracts, collections, corporations, estates, foreign claims, foreign investments, insurance, investment, marketing agreements, patents/trademarks/copyrights.
Languages: English, Italian

Feyzioglu, Birgul (Ms.)
Address: Feyzioglu Law Office Cinnah Cad., Alacam Sokak, 27/6 06540 Asagi Ayranci, Ankara
Tel: 0-312-428 2857, 0-312-428-1451
Fax: 0-312-427 4402
E-mail: birgulfeyzioglu@superonline.com
University: Ankara University Faculty of Law, Columbia University, School of General Studies, American Program
Specialties: commercial and labor law
Languages: English

Gurol, Emin (Mr.)
Address: Mesrutiyet Caddesi No. 12/29 Kizilay, Ankara
Tel: 0-312-417-6425, 0-312-417-6426, 0-312-417-2048
Fax: 0-312-418-0892
E-mail: gurolmurem@hotmail.com
University: Ankara University, Faculty of Law
Specialties: civil and commercial law
Languages: English

Isik, Serhat (Mr.)
Address: Cinnah Caddesi Kilis Sokak N:5/5 Cankaya 06680 Ankara
Tel: 0-312-468 80 69
Fax: 0-312-468 80 96
E-mail: serhat@serhatisik.av.tr
Website: www.serhatisik.av.tr
University: Ankara University, Faculty of Law
Specialties: antidumping, auto/accidents, debt collection, insurance and labor related cases. Certified court expert in labor law and compensation calculation on injury and death cases.
Languages: English

Kiziloglu, Saliha (Ms.)
Address: Yesilirmak Caddesi 17/21, Demirtepe, Ankara
Tel: 0-312-231-3600
Fax: 0-312-231-3600
Cell: 0-533-381-4181
E-mail: salihakiziloglu@hotmail.com
University: Ankara University, Faculty of Law
Specialties: commercial and labor law, civil law, estates contracts and marketing agreements, trademarks, copyrights
Languages: English

Kocaoglu Law Office
Address: Kocaoglu Avukatlik Burosu Ataturk Bulvari Ozkan Ishani No. 94/10 Kizilay, Ankara
Tel: 0-312-419-2823
Fax: 0-312-418-4215
E-mail: sinan@kocaoglu.av.tr
Website: http://www.kocaoglu.av.tr/
U.S. Address: Kagan Kocaoglu, Esq. 65 Broadway 7th Floor New York, NY 10006
Tel: +1-202-997-0917
E-mail: kagan@kocaoglu.av.tr

Kocali, M. Kaan (Mr.)
Address: Kocali Law Firm Sezenler Caddesi No: 10/20 Sihiyye, Ankara
Tel: 0-312-229-4829
Fax: 0-312-231-4285
E-mail: mkkocali@tnn.net
Website: http://www.kocalihukuk.com/
University: Ankara University, Faculty of Law. MA degree in European Union from Atilim University
Specialties: auto/ accidents, banking/financial, civil damages, contracts, corporations, estates, foreign investments, government relations, insurance, investment, marketing agreements, marriage/divorce and patens/ trademarks/ copyrights
Languages: English

Liman, Altan (Mr.)
Address: Aydas Liman Kurman Attorneys at Law Bestekar Sokak 86/12 Kavaklidere 06680, Ankara
Tel: 0-312-467-3421
Fax: 0-312-467-3331
E-mail: altan@aydaslimankurman.av.tr
Website: http://www.aydaslimankurman.av.tr/
University: Ankara University, Faculty of Law. MA degree in law from University of Amsterdam
Specialties: banking/financial, civil damages, collections, contracts, corporations, foreign claims, foreign investments, investment, labor relations, marketing agreements, and mining cases, certified translation services
Languages: English

Murat Law Office
Address: 1450 Sok Ulusoy Plaza Kat: 7 No: 9/26-27 Çukurambar – Ankara
Tel: 0-312-220-0858
Fax: 0-312-220-0424
E-mail: murat@murathukuk.com
Website: http://www.murathukuk.com/
Specialties: competition law, European community law, trademark law, patent law, business law, commercial law, stock exchange law, franchising law, company law, contracts, civil law, informatics law, construction law, security law, corporate law, international law, international trade law, intellectual property, data protection, torts; telecommunications law, energy law, capital markets law and alternative dispute resolution
Languages: English

Ocal, Hakan (Mr.)
Address: Koru Law Firm Bayındır 2 Sokak 49/13 Kızılay Ankara
Tel: 0-312-425-2803-04Fax: 0-312-425-2389
E-mail: hakanocall@hotmail.com
Website: www.istiklallawfirm.com
University: Doğu Akdeniz University, Faculty of Law
Specialties: auto/accidents, child custody, civil damages, collections, contracts, corporations, foreign claims, foreign investments, insurance, labor relations, marriage/divorce, narcotics and theft/ fraud/ embezzlement cases, certified translation services
Languages: English

Oğuz, Arzu (Mrs.)
Address: Tirebolu sokak. Haznedar Apt. 3/6 Y. Ayrancı/Ankara
Tel: 0-312-428-0096
Fax: 0-312-428-0097
E-mail: oguzarzu@hotmail.com
University: Ankara University, Faculty of Law. Master of Laws (LL.M.) in private law from Ankara University Faculty of Law and Ph.D. in Roman law and comparative law from University of Munich
Specialties: insurance, investment, banking/financial, labor relation, civil damages, marketing agreements, marriage/divorce, contracts, corporations, estates, patents/ trademarks/ copyrights, foreign claims, taxes and foreign investments cases
Languages: English, German

Ozbilgin, Gökhan (Mr.)
Address: Tunus Cad. 65/10 Kavaklidere, Ankara
Tel: 0-312-428-3415
Fax: 0-312-428-3416
E-mail: ozbilgingokhan@gmail.com
University: Ankara University, Faculty of Law
Specialties: contacts, corporations and energy cases
Languages: English

Senoglu, Sebahattin (Mr.)
Address: Necatibey Caddesi Balikcioglu Is Merkezi Kat:5 No:131 Sihhiye, Ankara
Tel: 0-312-229-4798/229-47-99(pbx)
Fax: 0-312-229-4798
E-mail: senoglu59@yahoo.com
University: Ankara University, Faculty of Law and Faculty of Educational Sciences Specialties: adoption, auto/accidents, child custody, foreign claims, insurance, investment, immigration, marriage/divorce and patents/ trademarks/ copyrights cases
Languages: English

Tiryakioglu, Bilgin (Mr.)
Address: Tiryakioglu Cakmakci Kesmer Attorneys at Law Kuleli Sokak, 25/13, 06700
GOP-Ankara
Cell: 0-532-786-3826
Tel: 0-312-437-0924
Fax: 0-312-437-5204
E-mail: info@tckattorneys.com
Website: www.tckattorneys.com
University: Ankara University, Faculty of Law; Fulbright Scholar at Washington College of Law, American University
Specialties: commercial Law (company formation and governance, capital markets regulation, joint ventures, partnerships, franchise, licensing), energy law (oil & gas, mining, renewable energy, electric generation transmission and distribution) and dispute resolution (litigation, negotiation, mediation, arbitration)
Languages: English

Ulus, Hamdi Tahsin (Mr.)
Address: Ulus&Ulus Law Office Hanimeli Sok, Kantar Apt, 19/3 06430 Sihhiye, Ankara
Tel: 0-312-229-7788
Fax: 0-312-229-0148
E-mail: ulusht@yahoo.com
University: Ankara University, Faculty of Law. U.A.F.L. Banking and Commercial Law Research Institute’s post graduate E.U. Law and English for Lawyers Certificate Programs
Specialties: marriages and divorces, civil, child custody, and labor cases, property law, real estate law, law of contracts, commercial investment
Languages: English, German

Ural, Engin (Mr.)
Address: Tunali Hilmi Caddesi, No. 50/20 06660 Ankara
Tel: 0-312-425-5508
Fax: 0-312-418-5118
E-mail: cevre@cevre.org.tr
University: Istanbul University, Law Faculty
Specialties: civil law, legal entities, associations, foundations and in all kinds of real estate cases and related matters, including rent issues, trade disputes
Languages: English

Varoglu, Bedri (Mr.)
Address: Ataturk Bulvari No:223/4 06680 Kavaklidere, Ankara
Tel: 0-312-466-3910
Fax: 0-312-466-3922
E-mail: bedriv@superonline.com
University: Ankara University, Faculty of Law; LLM Degree from Ankara University, the Institute of Social Sciences, research on international leasing at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies at the University of London
Specialties: auto/accidents, civil damages, child custody, foreign investments, labor relations and patents cases
Languages: English

Yagiz, Dogan (Mr.)
Address: Ataturk Bulvari, No. 229 Kavalidere, Ankara
Tel: 0-312-455-4267
Fax: 0-312-427-1305
E-mail: dogany@gama.com.tr
University: Ankara University, Faculty of Law
Specialties: legal services, including criminal cases, certified translation services
Languages: English

Yalçın, F. Zuhal (Ms.)
Address: Ataturk Bulvari, No. 223/23 Kavalidere, Ankara
Tel: 0-312- 232-3201
Fax: 0-312- 231-5447
E-mail: fzyalcin@gmail.com; zargun@isnet.net.tr
University: Ankara University, Faculty of Law
Specialties: auto/accidents, real estates, contracts, government relations, marriage/divorce, mining, and patens/trademarks/copyrights and gives legal advice on exploration/production of petroleum issues
Languages: English

Yıldırım, Selen (Mrs.)
Address: Yildirim Law Firm Saglik 1 Cad. 5/9 Sihhiye, Ankara
Tel: 0-312 433 55 38
Fax: 0-312 433 55 39
E-mail: selenyildirim@yahoo.com
University: Baskent University, Faculty of Law
Specialties: civil damages, contracts, corporations, estates, foreign investments, investment, marketing agreements, marriage/divorce and patens/ trademarks /copyrights
Languages: English

Yuca Law Office – Nedim Yuca
Address: Ziya Gokalp Cad. No.7/21 Kizilay, Ankara
Tel: 0-312-431-7179
Fax: 0-312-431-7971
E-mail: nyuca@ttmail.com, nedimyuca@gmail.com
University: Ankara University, Faculty of Law
Specialties: refugee, immigrant and migrant cases, child abduction, adoption, parental rights, contract, estates, foreign claim, foreign investment, government relation, insurance, marriage/divorce and criminal cases
Languages: English

Yurdakul, Fatih Selim (Mr.)
Address: Adakale Sokak, No. 32/19 Kizilay, 06410 Ankara
Tel: 0-312-430-0875 pbx, 430-5718
Fax: 0-312-435-6924
E-mail: fsyurdakul@superonline.com
University: Ankara University, Faculty of Law, MA degree from Ankara University, Faculty of Law
Specialties: civil, commercial, labor, finance, patents, trademarks and copyrights. Also handles collections, mining/petroleum and aeronautical/maritime cases and has done criminal cases
Languages: English, German


Antalya

Apaydin, Cengiz (Mr.)
Address: Elmali Mahallesi, 15 Sokak, Guclu Han, No. 2/14 07040 Antalya
Tel: 0-242-242-5653, 0-242-242-0709
Fax: 0-242-242-4356
E-mail: cengiz_apaydin@yahoo.com
University: Istanbul University, Faculty of Law
Specialties: civil, criminal and commercial cases
Languages: English

Bulut, Ata (Mr.)
Address: Ismet Pasa Caddesi, Gocer Ishani, No. 73-74, K.2 07040 Antalya
Tel: 0-242-241-2052, 0-242-241-3440
Fax: 0-242-247-0880
E-mail: metebulut10@yahoo.com
University: Istanbul University, Faculty of Law
Specialties: civil and commercial law
Languages: English

Güneş Law Firm
Address: Merkez Mah. Kervansaray Sitesi D5 Blok No. 53 Kemer, Antalya, Turkey
Tel: 0-242-814-3004, 0-242-814-3005
Fax: 0-242-814-5663
E-mail: info@gunes-gunes.av.tr
Website: www.gunes-gunes.av.tr
Specialties: adoptions, government relations, aeronautical/ maritime, insurance, auto/ accidents, investment, banking/ financial, immigration, child custody, labor relations, civil damages, marketing agreements, collections, marriage/ divorce, contracts, mining, corporations, narcotics, estates, patents/ trademarks/ copyrights, foreign claims, taxes, foreign investments, theft/ fraud/ embezzlement cases
Languages: German, English, Russian, French, Italian

Karataş, Başak (Ms.)
Address: Deniz Mah. Konyaalti Cad.Batur Apt.No:14 K:2 D:5 Antalya
Tel: 0-242-244-2486
Fax: 0-242-244-2486
E-mail: info@basakkaratas.av.tr
Website: www.basakkaratas.av.tr
University: Eastern Mediterranean University- Law Faculty LL.B N.Cyprus( TRNC), Yasar University/Izmir- Master of Laws (LL.M.), Law Faculty
Specialties: government relations, investment, banking/ financial, immigration, child custody,  labor relations, civil damages, collections, marriage/ divorce, contracts, mining, corporations,  narcotics, estates, foreign claims, taxes, foreign investments,  theft/ fraud/ embezzlement cases.
Languages: English

Yarligacli, Ceyda (Ms.)
Address: CeydaYG Law Office Ismet Goksen Cad. Sirinyali Mah. 1528 Sok. Sahbaz Apt No. 50/3 Antalya
Tel: 0-242-316-8162
Fax: 0-242-237-7849
E-mail: c@ceydayg.av.tr
Website: http://www.ceydayg.av.tr
University: Anadolu University, Faculty of Law, BPP Law School
Languages: English

Aydin

Akoz, Kamil (Mr.)
Address: Ismet Inonu Bulvari 83/1 Kusadasi, Aydin
Tel: 0-256-614-2628, 0-256-614-1400
Fax: 0-256-614-2628
University: Ankara University, Law Faculty
Specialties: civil and commercial laws
Languages: English

Doskaya, Sukru (Mr.)
Address: Kazim Pasaji No. 35 Soke, Aydin
Tel: 0-256-518-1278
Fax: 0-256-518-1278
E-mail: lawyerdo@ttnet.net.tr
University: Ankara University, Faculty of Law
Specialties: traffic cases, collections, criminal cases and divorce cases
Languages: English

Burdur

Ekinci, Ceylan (Mr.)
Address: Cumhuriyet Caddesi Ucler Ishani, Kat 2 Golhisar, Burdur
Tel: 0-248-411-3088
Fax: 0-248-411-5050
E-mail: ceylanekinci@mynet.com, avukatceylanekinci@hotmail.com
University: Istanbul University, Faculty of Law
Specialties: civil, criminal and commercial cases
Languages: English

Sahin, Ibrahim (Mr.)
Address: Burc Mahallesi, Senturk Sokak No.1/1 Burdur
Tel: 0-248-233-4935
Fax: 0-248-233-5282
E-mail: isahin15@gmail.com
University: Istanbul University, Faculty of Law
Specialty: civil, criminal and estate laws, collection cases
Languages: English

Denizli

Akbaba, Ismail (Mr.)
Address: Hastane Caddesi Konak Ishani, No. 2, K.6/608 Denizli
Tel: 0-258-263-5424
Fax: 0-258-241-1752
E-mail: ismailakbaba@hotmail.com
University: Ankara University, Faculty of Law
Specialties: labor and commercial law
Languages: English

Celik, Giray (Mr.)
Address: Hastane Caddesi Konak Ishani No. 6/608 21100 Denizli
Tel: 0-258-242-1024, 0-258-263-5424
Fax: 0-258-263-8752

Isparta

Cankaya, Unsal (Mr.)
Address: Eski Adliye Karsisi Kursuncu Apt. Kat 2 D.6 Isparta
Tel: 0-246-218-3851
Fax: 0-246-218-9073
E-mail: unsalcankaya@hotmail.com
University: Bilgi University, Faculty of Law
Specialties: commercial law
Languages: English

Cetinkaya, Ali Fuat (Mr.)
Address: Kutlubey Mah., Bugday Caddesi Sukran Sitesi, No. 6-6 Isparta
Tel: 0-246-218-7522
Fax: 0-246-232-6932
E-mail: avcetinkaya@mynet.com
University: Istanbul University, Faculty of Law
Specialties: civil, commercial, criminal and estate cases
Languages: English

Izmir

Atilgan, Ata Sabri (Mr.)
Address: Cumhuriyet Bulvari 26/213 Konak, İzmir
Tel: 0-232-483-6836
Fax: 0-232-483-6836
E-mail: ataatilgan@yahoo.com
Web-site: http://www.ataatilgan@av.tr
University: Ankara University, Faculty of Law
Specialties:: criminal cases, work permits, residence permits, consultancy, civil damages, compensations, inheritance, auto/accidents, child custody, , debt collections, contracts, insurance, immigration, labor relations, taxes, marriage/divorce, narcotics, real estates,theft/fraud/embezzlement, certified translation services
Languages: English                                

Balin, Merve (Mrs.)
Address: Cumhuriyet Blv. No:185/5 Alsancak, Izmir
Tel: 0-232-464-4101
Fax: 0-232-464-8363
E-mail: info@balinhukuk.com
Website: http://www.balinhukuk.com
University: 9 Eylul University, Law Faculty
Specialties: Foreigners’ law, property law, corporate law, family and inheritance law, residency/work permits, criminal law and alternative law disputes solutions, mediation services, sworn translator.
Languages: English

Çukur, Devrim (Mr.)
Address: Talatpasa Bulvari No:11 K.2 D.3 Alsancak, Izmir
Tel: 0-232-465- 0707
Fax: 0-232-465- 0236
E-mail: info@cukuryilmaz.av.tr
Website: www.cukuryilmaz.av.tr
Specialties: Corporate, M&A, commercial, business, labor & employment, Regulatory & Compliance, IP, IT, Real Estate, private client services and civil law issues
Languages: English

Kardas, Erdal (Mr.)
Address: Ankara Caddesi No:81 Bayraklı Tower Kat:20 Bayraklı, Izmir
Tel: 0-232-489-9323, 0-232-999-7000
Fax: 0-232-483-1053
University: Istanbul University, Faculty of Law, certificates from the University of Edinburgh faculty of Law, in Scotland
Specialties: business law, commercial law, joint stock and limited liability companies law, labor law, trade unions law and industrial relations, corporate and commercial contracts, intellectual property law, , foreign investments, mergers and acquisitions, property and real estate law, civil law, traffic law and accidents, family law ( child custody, marriage and divorce, adoptions)
Languages: English, some German

Kececigolu, Burak (Mr.)
Address: Dr. Faik Muhittin Adam Cad. Konak Mah. Kemaralti 3. Beyler Sok. Danis Is Hani 4/401 Konak, Izmir
Tel: 0-537-886-8786
E-mail: burak.kececioglu@gmail.com
University: Gediz University Faculty of Law, Masters at 9 Eylul University on Commercial Law
Specialties:  divorce suits, commercial arbitration, tort cases, commercial law, collection cases, estate cases, criminal cases.
Languages: English

Seckin, Selim (Mr.)
Address: 219 Sokak No:2/17 Basın Sitesi, Izmir
Tel: 0232 244 9445
Fax: 0 232 244 9118
E-mail: secikin@seckinlawfirm.com
Website: www.seckinlawfirm.com
Universities:  Marmara University Law School, Istanbul; New York University (NYU)
Specialties: real estate law, commercial law, joint ventures, energy law, banking/ financial, marketing agreements, litigation, contracts, corporations, foreign claims, and foreign investments.

Languages Spoken: Turkish, English and Russian

Surkultay, Aylin (Mrs.)
Address: Talatpaşa Bulv. No:1/10 Alsancak İZMİR
Tel: 232-290-0606
E-mail: aylin.surkultay@somslegal.com
Web-site: http://www.somslegal.com
University: American Collegiate Institute (High School) , Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Law. International advanced Arbitration Workshops, and seminars on international agreements
Specialties:  aeronautical/maritime, banking/financial, investment, labor relations, marketing agreements, collections, contracts, corporations, estates, patents/trademarks/copyrights, foreign claims, foreign investments, certified translation services
Languages: English, French.

Şahin, Serkan (Mr.)
Address: Adalet Mahallesi, Manas Bulvarı, No:47 Kat:18 Folkart Towers A Kule, Bayraklı, İzmir
Tel: 0-232-400- 5555
Fax: 0-232-400- 5556
E-mail: info@sahin.law
Web-site: http://www.sahin.law
Specialties: auto/accidents, civil damages, contracts, corporations, estates, foreign investments, investment, insurance, labor relations, marriage/divorce, patents/trademarks/copyrights, and theft/fraud/embezzlement.
Languages: English, French, Russian.

Muğla

Aydoğan, Nazli (Ms.)
Address: Kaplan Law Firm Kibris Sehitleri Cad. No.317/Bö Bodrum, Mugla
Tel: 0-252-3192304
Fax: 0-252-3192304
E-mail: nazli@nazliaydogan.av.tr
Website: www.nazliaydogan.av.tr
University: Marmara University, Faculty of Law, Master’s degree on Law of Economics from 9 Eylül University
Specialties: adoption, aeronautical/maritime, labor relations, civil damages, marriage/divorce, contracts, corporations, foreign claims, foreign investments cases. Has been providing service to local and foreign clients on real estate and immovable property law, any kind of construction contracts and disputes, foreign investments, corporate law, labor law and all the civil law disputes and cases, certified translator, court reporter/ stenographer and notary services
Languages: English, Spanish

Batmaz, Akin (Mr.)
Address: Batmaz & Arslanparcasi Lawyers Oasis Yani Zeytindali 2 Sitesi F Blok No: 2
Bodrum, Mugla
Tel: 0-252-317-1765
Fax: 0-252-317-1778
E-mail: bodrum@batmaz.av.tr
Website: www.batmaz.av.tr
University: Ankara University, Faculty of Law, master’s degree in private international law
Specialties: property law and property litigation
Languages: English

Kurt, Z. Emre (Mr.)
Address: Barbaros Alci Law Firm Balkanoglu Is Merkezi G Blok No: 4-5-6 Konacik, Bodrum, Mugla
Tel: 0-252-358-6676
Fax: 0-252-358-6707
University: Marmara University School of Law, master of law (LL.M.) in corporate and commercial law from Queen Mary, University of London
Specialties: real estate law, foreign investment law, contract law, commercial litigation, intellectual property law, international trade law, banking and finance law
Languages: English

Samsun

Ozturk, Yasar (Mr.)
Address: Ataturk Bulvari Cenesizler Hani No. 584, Kat 2 55030 Samsun
Tel: 0-362-431-7091
Fax: 0-362-431-3428
E-mail: ozturkylaw@ttnet.net.tr
University: Istanbul University, Faculty of Law, University of Istanbul
Specialties: transport and maritime law and law of obligations, criminal, commercial and collection cases
Languages: English and Italian

Read This Before You Retain An Attorney In Turkey

Anyone who retains an attorney in Turkey should contract with the attorney for the specific services the client wishes performed as well as for fees and any special instructions.  Any and all instructions to the lawyer should be made in writing to avoid confusion and conflict.  Even with a written contract, an attorney is not necessarily bound to his/her client’s instructions.

Fees are determined by the lawyer or his/her firm, although a potential client may bargain.  Fees are subject to scant legal regulation and, as in the United States, have no upper limit.  The fee will depend on variable factors including (but by no means limited to) the lawyer’s reputation, experience, knowledge, specialization, and (especially important to non-Turks) foreign language abilities.  Also considered is the client’s ability to pay, the complexity and sensitivity of the case, the client’s nationality, and how much similar litigation might cost in the client’s home country.

As in the U.S., an attorney is legally obliged to serve the best interests of his/her client.  The client and the attorney, however, may not necessarily agree on what these interests are and how they should be served.  While the client may provide direction to the attorney, the attorney is not obligated to follow those instructions.  The attorney, in effect, has the right to decide what is in the best interest of his client, even if the client thinks otherwise.  In a criminal case, for example, an attorney is obligated by law to pursue his client’s defense to its conclusion, pursuing all avenues of appeal up to and including the Supreme Court.

While under most circumstances a client would appreciate this doggedness on his behalf, there are occasions when a client might not wish to have his verdict appealed.  If, for example, an American citizen convicted of a crime in Turkey wishes to apply to be transferred to serve his sentence in the United States (as he may do under treaty), his application will not be entertained while his case is still “open”, that is, under appeal.  If a client does not wish further appeals of a verdict or a conviction, he must specifically inform his attorney in writing.  Without this written instruction, the attorney could be open to a lawsuit from his client and disciplinary action by the Bar Association for failure to fulfill his responsibility to appeal on his client’s behalf.

Even if a client requests specifically that his attorney not lodge an appeal, the attorney may, after consultation with the prosecutor, still proceed with the appeals process in “extenuating circumstances”, most notably if the attorney suspects that his client is being coerced into dropping an appeal.  The attorney should (but is not required to) inform his client of this action.

Hiring or firing an attorney is not as easy as in the U.S.  As a practical matter, it is almost impossible to dismiss an attorney in the thick of a case, no matter how dissatisfied the client might be.  In a criminal case a client cannot dismiss his attorney until all avenues of appeal have been exhausted.  Only then may a client dismiss his attorney, and it must be in writing.

The lawyer’s fee is guaranteed and must be paid regardless of the circumstances of dismissal.  It cannot be used as a lever to get the lawyer to obey his client, nor can the fee be withheld as a “punishment” for failure to do so.  Withholding an attorney’s retainer or other fees is grounds for legal prosecution.

A client’s files are the property of his attorney.  The attorney may show his client certain items in his file, but is not required to do so, and if the client hires a new lawyer, the new attorney may not necessarily have access to his client’s prior case file.

For a fee of approximately $40, individuals may lodge written complaints about lawyers with the Bar Association.  The Bar’s board of directors reviews complaints and forwards those meriting investigation to a disciplinary committee.  If this panel determines that a lawyer has engaged in unethical, improper, or illegal behavior, the board can discipline the lawyer through a cash fine, suspension from practice, and/or temporary or permanent expulsion from the Bar.

For further information, we suggest you contact: Istanbul Barosu Istiklal Caddesi Orhan Adli Apaydin Sokak Baro Han, Kat 2 Tunel, Beyoglu Telephone: 212-251 9855

American Consulate General Istanbul, Turkey

List Of Attorneys

In the Consular District of Istanbul

The Istanbul Consular District comprises the following vilayets (provinces) of Turkey: Bilecik, Bolu, Bursa, Canakkale, Edirne, Balikesir, Istanbul, Kirklareli, Kocaeli, Sakarya, Tekirdag and Yalova.

The rate for airmail from the United States to Turkey is 90 cents for each ounce and 90 cents for each additional ounce.  This rate is subject to change.  Please check with your local post office for the latest rate.  Registered mail may be sent through the Turkish postal service and return receipts obtained.  International reply coupons should be used when it is desired to prepay a reply.

Credit reports can usually be obtained through local banks, but only with the consent of the client.  Citibank, N.A. has a branch office in Istanbul and the FORTIS Bank is associated with the American Express Bank. The addresses are:

Citibank, N.A. Abdi Ipekci Caddesi 65 Nazem Han, Macka Istanbul, Turkey

Fortis bank Cumhuriyet Caddesi 199-201 Elmadag, Istanbul, Turkey

The American Consulate General at Istanbul assumes no responsibility for the professional ability or integrity of the persons or firms whose names appear in the following list.  The names are arranged alphabetically by region within the Istanbul Consular District.

NOTE: All attorneys and law firms listed have indicated to the United States Consulate General Istanbul that they have English-speaking attorneys, or will provide qualified translators to assist non-English speaking attorneys, in meetings or phone calls with American clients.

Istanbul

Aroemre Law Office Istanbul Head Office: Profesor Dr. Alaeddin Yavasca Sokak No: 4/5 Macka, Tesvikiye, Istanbul

Tel: (212) 224 1324, (212) 234 2500, Fax: (212) 234 2699

info@ariemre.av.tr

A law firm with experience in a wide range of legal areas.

LeBuro Law Office

Address: Levent Cad. Guvercin Sok. No: 26 Levent, Istanbul

Tel: (212) 282 8880, Fax: (212) 279 9962

www.leburo.com

info@leburo.com

A law firm practicing in a wide range of legal areas.

Balkaya, Bennar (Balkaya & Balkaya)

Address:  Atasehir Bulvari Gardenya Plaza 3, ofis 26, Atasehir, Istanbul

Tel:  (216) 445 3225, Mobile: 0532 774 8409

info@balkaya.av.tr

A law firm practicing in a wide range of legal areas.

Bilge, Ilknur

Address:  Bahariye Cad. Ceylan Apt. No: 43/6, Kadikoy

Tel: (216) 338 3141, Fax: (216) 414 0102

ilknurbil@gmail.com

Practicing in general subjects.

Celebi, Maria – Bener law office

Address:  Bener law office

Itri sokak no: 32 Balmumcu Besiktas, Istanbul

Tel:  (212) 270 7050 / ext 106, Fax: (212) 270 6865

E-mail:  maria.celebi@bener.com

A law firm with US lawyers practicing in a wide range of legal areas with experience.

Atceken,  Ali Kemal (Attorney at Law ) – Istiklal law firm

Address:  Huseyinaga Mah., Duduodalari Sokak, no: 1, kat: 3 Beyoglu, Istanbul
Tel:  (212) 245 0355 – 56 / Fax: (212) 245 0326
E-mail:  alikemalatceken@gmail.com

 

A law firm practicing in a wide range of legal areas with experience

Esin attorney partnership member firm of Baker&Mckenzie International a Swiss verein

Address: Ebulula Mardin Caddesi, Gül Sokak, No: 2 Maya Park Tower2, Akatlar-Beşiktaş 34335 İstanbul, Turkey

Tel:  +90 212 376 6400 – Office

+90 212 376 6422 – Direct Line

+90 530 325 4034 – Mobile

+90 212 376 6464 – Fax

E-mail:  koray.sogut@esin.av.tr

A law firm practicing in International commercial law, criminal law, execution and bankruptcy law, real estate and administrative law and wide range of legal areas with experience.

Feyyaz & Cem

Address: Cumhuriyet Cad., Dortler Apt. No: 42 D. 13 Elmadag, Istanbul

Tel: (212) 3611123, Fax: (212) 237 2386

A law firm with experience in a wide range of legal areas.

Guven & Koyuncu

Address: Buyukdere Cad. Yonca Apt. No: 151/C Blok D.46, 34394 Esentepe, Istanbul – Turkey

Tel:  (212) 273 04 00, Fax:  (212) 273 05 00,

E-Mail: info@guven-koyuncu.av.tr,

Web Site: www.guven-koyuncu.av.tr

There is also a branch in Adana.  Tel:  (322) 456 1851

A law firm with experience in a wide range of legal areas.

Önal law & legal consultancy (gurcan onal)

Address: Darussafaka Cad., No: 14, A-1 Blok, Daire: 11, Darussafaka Mah. Sariyer, Istanbul – Turkey

Tel:  (532) 332 1831

Practicing in civil law (including inheritance law, family law, violence against women and children), labor law, trade law, obligation law, administrative law, criminal law, legal consultancy.

Cekinmez law firm

Address: Kadir Has Caddesi, Cukur Mescit Sokak, No: 3 Fatih, Istanbul – Turkeye

Tel:  (212) 631 3133,

Mobile Phone: +90 533 237 6767

E-Mail: info@cekinmez.com

Web Site: www.cekinmez.com

A law firm with experience in a wide range of legal areas.

Iseri, Zafer – Zafer Iseri law firm

Address:  Cumhuriyet Cad. Kok apt. No: 193/4 D: 4B Harbiye, Sisli, Istanbul

Tel: (212) 241 0808/0807, Fax: (212) 241 0806, Cell: 532-456 5131 (Zafer Iseri himself)
E-mail: avzaferiseri@istanbulbarosu.org.tr

A law firm with experience in wide range of legal areas.

Kara&Ulutas Law Office

Address:  Inebolu sokak, Kabatas apt., no: 11/8 Setustu, Kabatas, Beyoglu, Istanbul

Tel: (212) 292 5656, Fax: (212) 292 7173

E-mail: info@karaulutas.com

Web site: www.karaulutas.av.tr

A law firm with experience in wide range of legal areas.

Kirimli, Elif Esra – Kirimli/Dikici/Sahin Law Office

Address:  Buyukdere cad. No: 127 Astoria B kule kat: 17, d: 1071 Esentepe, Sisli, Istanbul

Tel: (212) 215 2530, Fax: (212) 215 2533

E-mail: esrakirimli@kirimli-dikici-sahin.av.tr

Web site:  www.kirimli-dikici-sahin.av.tr

A law firm with experience in wide range of legal areas.

Sezekkaplan law firm – Mr. Ufuk Sezekkaplan & Mr. Eray Inceoglu

Address:  Suleyman Seba Caddesi, Tikves Palas, 85/22, 34357, Macka-Istanbul, Turkey

Tel:         +90 212 261 7915 – 261 7916,

Web site:  www.sezekkaplan.com

A law firm which practices in wide range of legal areas. Including Intellectual Property Rights, Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Real Property Law, Inheritance Law.

Seckin, Selim (Seckin law firm)

Address:  Bagdat caddesi, Elmas apt., no:50/3 Kadikoy, Istanbul

Tel: (216) 550 2370, Fax: (216) 414 2325

E-mail: aydinlioglu@seckinlawfirm.com

Web site: www.seckinlawfirm.com

A law firm with experience in wide range of legal areas.

Simsek, Yalcin (Yargan law office)

Address:  Binbirdirek Mah., Dizdariye Medrese Sok., No: 13 Cemberlitas, Fatih, Istanbul

Tel: (212) 343 0703, Fax: (212) 518 6065

E-mail: info@yargan.com

Website:  www.yargan.com

Graduate of Istanbul University Faculty of Law, 1998.  LLM degree from  Galatasaray University. Practicing since 1999.  Specializes in intellectual property law, competition law, commercial law, criminal law, real estate law and debt collection.

Languages:  English and Turkish

Taboglu, Mustafa

Address:  Doktor Cemil Bengu Caddesi, No: 3 Ata Plaza K: 1, D: 9 Caglayan, Istanbul

Tel:  (212) 224 8032, Cell: (532) 286 1449, Fax: (212) 224 8922

Graduate of  Istanbul University Faculty of Law, 1981. LLM degree from Paris Sorbonne University School of Law. Specializes in litigation and international arbitration, project financing, international trades, merger and acquisition, foreign investments, BOT projects, public offerings, corporate law, anti-dumping investigations and litigations. Languages in addition to Turkish and English:  French

Yamaner & Yamaner

Address: Cumhuriyet Cad. Gezi Apt. No: 9 K: 5, D: 9-10 Taksim 80090

Tel: (212) 238 1065 Fax: (212) 238 0810

A law firm with experience in a wide range of legal areas.

Uluc & Uluoz law office

Address: Valikonagi Cad., No: 52, Haci Mansur sokak, Konak apt., No 3 D. 3 Nisantasi, Istanbul

Tel: (212) 240 19 63, (212) 240 18 99, Fax: (212) 240 32 32

E-mail: osman.uluoz@uluculuoz.com

A law firm with experience in a wide range of legal areas.

Yarsuvat law office

Address: Polat Plaza B Blok K 6 Harman Cad. Ali Kaya Sok. No: 4 80640 Levent, Istanbul

Tel: (212) 325 0000 (10 lines) Fax: (212) 325 0004 / 05

A law firm with experience in a wide range of legal areas.

Urer law firm (Urer, Gulsen)

Address: Adakule Residence Tugay Yolu Cad., Yesil Sok., No:4 D:4, Maltepe, Istanbul

Cell: 0533 420 9939

E-mail: gulsen@urerlaw.com

Web-site: www.urerlaw.com

A law firm with experience in a wide range of legal areas.

Avukat (Attorney at Law) Kahraman, Ali Osman

Address:  Yildiz Posta Caddesi, Gayrettepe 53 Plaza No: 16/22 Gayrettepe, Besiktas, Istanbul

Tel: (0212) 276 5252, Fax: (0212) 276 5253

E-mail: aok@merithukuk.com

Practicing in general subjects.

Dab law firm (Irmak Dirik, SezinAkoglu Duzenli, Melis Buhan)

Address:  Sakayik Sok. Nisantasi Plaza No: 38/2 K.4 D: 19 Nisantasi Sisli, Istanbul, Turkey

Tel: +90 212 234 4425

E-mail:    info@dablawfirm.com

Web Site: www.dablawfirm.com

Practicing in Corporate and Commercial Law, Banking, Finance, Capital Markets Law, Employment & Labor Law, IP Law, Competition Law, Real Estate Law, Litigation.

Albayrak&Arslan law firm

Address:  Levent Cad. Guvercin Sok., No: 33 34330, Besiktas, Istanbul

Tel: (0212) 557 5000, Fax: (0212) 557 5002

E-mail: admin@albayrakarslan.com

Web-site: www.albayrakarslan.com

Information about the law firm and practice areas can be obtained by visiting their official web site.

Ozdiler law firm, Ozdiler, Filiz

Address:  Mahmutbey Mahallesi, Agaoglu 212 Myoffice D: 161 Gunesli, Istanbul

Tel: (0212) 542 6796

Cell: 0 (544) 502 3344

E-mail: filizozdiler@hotmail.com

Practice areas; Real Property, intellectual property, contracts, constructions, Negotiable Instrument Law, as well as criminal law.

Demir Attorneys at Law

Address: Esentepe Mahallesi, Büyükdere Caddesi Tekfen Tower, No:209, Kat:8, 4. Levent, Şişli, 34394, İstanbul

Website: www.demirattorneysatlaw.com

Information about the law firm and practice areas can be obtained by visiting their official web site.

Some child custody lawyers in istanbul

Akinci law office

Address:  Bebek mah., Cevdet Pasai Caddesi, no: 55, Akinci binasi, Bebek  Besiktas, Istanbul

Tel:   (212) 287 0700, Fax: (212) 287 8786

Donmezer law office

Address:  Suleyman Bey Sok. Gayret Sitesi C2 Blk D.1 Gayrettepe, Istanbul

Tel: (212) 274 1000 pbx, Fax: (212) 266 2758

Cell for Mr. Orhan: (532) 322 4499, (532) 233 2333

Cell for Mrs. Zuhal Donmezer Cakiroglu:  (533) 777 4994

E-mail: zuhalcakiroglu@superonline.com , donmezer@netone.com.tr

Vahapoglu & Iseri attorneys at law

Address: Cumhuriyet Caddesi Kok Apt No: 193 Kat: 4-B; Harbiye, ISTANBUL

Mobile: +90 544 815 2035 – Mr. Orhun Vahaboglu
Tel & Fax: 0-212-241-0808
E-mail: ovahaboglu@hotmail.com

They are experienced in child abduction issues under Hague Convention; disputes arising from family law, refund of value added taxes, real estate consulting, and completion of intellectual property procedures and resolution of disputes.

Gultekin, Ayhan & Kader

Address:  Osmaniye mh.  Ismail Erez Bulv. Ozdemir Is Merkezi 7/4 Bakirkoy, Istanbul

Tel: (212) 570 6227, 570 6527 Fax: (212) 570 5852

Kortun Hukuk Burosu

Address:  Nispetiye Cad. Tepecik Yolu No: 1/8 Devran apt.  Etiler, Istanbul

Tel: (212) 230 0011   Fax: (212) 241 4220

Seckin, Levent

Address:  Recep Pasa Cad. Imren Apt., No: 9 D: 11 Taksim, Istanbul

Tel: (212) 243 6333, (542) 210 5089 Fax: (212) 243 2621

Taboglu, Mustafa

Address:  Doktor Cemil Bengu Caddesi, No:3 Ata Plaza K:1, D:9 Caglayan, Istanbul

Tel:  (212) 224 8032, Cell: (532) 286 1449, Fax: (212) 224 8922

Erdem / Erdem Hukuk Burosu (Prof. Dr. Bahadir Erdem)

Address: Abdi Ipekci Caddesi, Deniz Apt., No: 20, Kat: 4&5, Daire: 13&15 Nisantasi, Sisli, Istanbul

Tel: (212) 343 8194 Fax: (212) 343 8196

E-mail: info@erdemhukuk.com

Web-site: www.erdemhukuk.com

International Child Custody, International Child Abduction, International and Domestic Arbitration Law, International Trade Law, International Family Law, Inheritance Law, Civil Law. 

Bursa

Davarci, Murat

Address: Kibris Sehitleri Cad. Yesil Han No: 52-59-60  Kat 4 Bursa

Tel: (224) 252 7277, 252 0746 Fax: (224) 252 7277

Graduate of Istanbul, Faculty of Law, 1963.  Practicing since 1993 in general subjects.

Yildiz, Huseyin 

Address: Sonmez Is Sarayi, Kat 3 No: 225, Heykel, Bursa

Tel: (224) 222 7383, Fax: (224) 224 5565

Graduate of Ankara University Law Faculty, 1964.  School of Public Administration, 1968, Faculty of political Science, 1970.  Specializes in civil and commercial law.

Yilmazer, Alper

Address: Gazcilar Cad. Orkap Is Merkezi, No: 12-13, Osmangazi, Bursa

Tel: (224) 272 0432, Fax: (224) 271 3706, Cellular: (532) 324 7624

E-mail:  a_yilmazer@hotmail.com

Graduate of Ankara University Law Faculty, 1997. Handles all types of cases.

Alkan&Alkan law firm (Aysin Eraybat)

Address: Altiparmak Cad., no: 48/2 16050, Osmangazi, Bursa

Tel: (224) 221 6039

Ayas Hukuk Burosu

Address: Haci Ilyas Mah., Tezcan Sokak, Gurbuz Bilgin Ishani, no: 3 kat: 2 D: 4 Osmangazi, Bursa.

Tel: (224) 271 6000, Cell: 0505 496 7293.

Selda Yazici Law Firm

Address: Celal Bayar Cad. No; 19/2 Osmangazi, Bursa.

Tel: 0505 664 8290

Battal Law Firm

Address: Kibris Sehitleri Sok. Altin Han Office Complex No: 48/207 Osmangazi, Bursa.

Tel: 0554 190 8626

Karakas Eker Law and Consultancy

Address: Odunluk Mh. Akpinar Cad. Green White Plaza No: 5/13 Nilufer, Bursa.

Tel: (224) 452-2277 Cell: 0532-224-5245

Bolatkale Law Firm

Address: SAkarya Mah. 21. Yildiz Sok. Demirci Is Hani No: 37 K. 3 D. 11 Osmangazi, Bursa

Tel: (224)253-3900 Cell: 0533-239-9451

Onur Law Firm

Address: FSM Bulvari Baris Mah. Nilufer Hatun Cad. Hamdi Sami Evleri B Blok D: 9 Nilufer, Bursa

Tel: (224)240-2344/ (224) 240-2348

Eray Kaya Law Firm

Address: Demirtaspasa Mah. 2. Sabunevi Sok. Gures Is Hani No: 24/1-A Osmangazi, Bursa

Tel: (224)250-3547

Edirne

Cagatay, Arzu

Address: Esatpasa Cad., Husnu Altierler Ishani No.39, Edirne

Tel: (284) 212 3351 Fax: (284) 212 3351 Tel: 0532 714 6419

Graduate of Istanbul University, Faculty of Law, 1993.  Practicing in all kinds of legal cases.

BKC Hukuk Buroso

Address: Abdurrahman Mah., Yeni Adliye Yolu 3.sokak no: 2 D: 4, Meric Ekmek Firini uzeri Edirne.

Tel: (284) 225 6729 / (284) 212 6710, Fax: (284) 212 6734

Bulun Hukuk Burosu

Address: Abdurrahman Mah., Sehit Emniyet Muduru Ertan Nezihi Turan Cad., Pehlivan-3 Apt., D: 2 Posta kodu : 2100, Edirne

Tel: (284) 213 8600, Cell: 0532 662 4600

Balikesir

Tuncay Gul Law Firm

Address: Plevne Mah. Savastepe Cad. 168. Sk. Kat: 2 Daire: 4 Altieylul, Balikesir.

Tel: 0505 337 2254

 

 

 

The Consulate assumes no responsibility for the professional qualifications of the persons or firms whose names appear on this list.

The Consular District is composed of the following provinces: Adana, Adiyaman, Batman, Bingol, Bitlis, Diyarbakir, Elazig, Gaziantep, Hakkari, Hatay, Icel, Kilis, Kahramanmaras, Malatya, Mardin, Mus, Osmaniye, Siirt, Sanliurfa, Sirnak, Tunceli and Van.

Adana

  •    Anilan, Cansu (Ms.)

Address         : Camişerif Mah. Çakmak Cad. Buğdaycı Apt. Kat:1 No:1

Tel                  : 0 324 237 15 31

Fax                 : 0 324 231 56 79

Mobile            :  0 546 411 08 88

E-mail             : cansuanilan@gmail.com

University      : Cag University, Faculty of Law

Mersin University, Logistics and Supply Chain Management Master Programme

Specialty        : Trade Law, International Trade Law, Labor Law, Family Law

Languages    : English ( Certified Public Translator )

 

  • Bagatur, Emine (Mrs.)

Address         : Inonu Cad. Semih Is Hani Kat:4 Adana

Tel                   : 0 322 351 3010

Fax                 : 0 322 359 6551

Mobile             :  0532 723 6213

E-mail             : yildiz@bagatur.com

University      : Ankara University, Faculty of Law

Specialty        : International and General Law

Languages    : English

 

  • Cakmakglu, Gizem (Ms.)

Address         :Resatbey Mah.Adalet Cad.Kocabas Plaza

K:4 N:17 Seyhan/Adana

Tel                   :0 322 453 5373

Mobile             :0 533 214 1433
Mail                 :gizemcakmak_@hotmail.com

 

  • Cam, Ozan (Mr.)

Address         : Resatbey Mah. 7 Sokak Mine Apt. Kat:1/1 Adana

Tel                  : 0 322 459 8541

Fax                 : 0 322 458 7545

Mobile            :  0532 205 3000

E-mail             : ozancam@cam-takoglu.av.tr

University      : Ankara University, Faculty of Law

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : English and French

  •  Cin, Cigdem Anteplioglu (Mrs.)

Address         : Ataturk Cad. Buyuksehir Belediyesi Karsisi Torun Apt. Kat:6/16 Seyhan, Adana

Tel                  : 0 322 457 4441

Fax                 : 0 322 457 9944

Mobile             : 0 532 423 2778

E-mail             : cin.cantepli@gmail.com

University      : Ankara University, Faculty of Law

Specialty        : Family, Commercial law, Court-bailiff and Bankruptcy

Languages    : English

  •  Cortancioglu, Mustafa (Mr.)

Address           : T. Cemal Beriker Blv. Kagizman Is Mrkz. Kat 7 No 49 Seyhan Adana

Tel                   : 0 322 359 1910

Fax                  : 0 322 359 19 11

Mobile             :  0532 367 9709

E-mail              : cortancioglu@hotmail.com

University       : Ankara University, Faculty of Law

Specialty         : General Law

Languages       : English

 

  • Sucu, Sakine (Mrs.)

Address         : Çınarlı Mah. 61012 Sok. No:1 Torun Apt. K:6/17 Seyhan/ADANA

Tel                  : 0 322 888 01 01- 322 888 01 02

Fax                 : 0 322 888 01 00

Mobile             : 0 533 375 16 22

E-mail             : sakined@gmail.com

University      : Ankara University, Faculty of Law and Masters Degree in Political and Social Sciences in Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain.

Specialty        : Labor Law, Commercial Law, Public Law, Family and Immigration Law

Languages    : English and Spanish

 

  • Eskiyoruk, Serhat (Mr.)

Address         : Turhan Cemal Beriker Blv. Colakoglu Is Merkezi Kat:7 Seyhan, Adana

Tel                   : 0 322 352 3200

Mobile             : 0 533 571 9760

E-mail             : eskiyoruk@eselioglu.av.tr

University      : Baskent University, Faculty of Law, English in 2004 in King’s School of English in Bournemouth, UK and studied International Law in Staffordshire University, Faculty of Law, UK.

Specialty        : International, Common, and Commercial Law and Contracts

Languages    : English

 

  • Guler, Eda (Ms.)

Address         : Cinarli Mah. 5.Sokak Hukuk Plaza Kat:2/20 Seyhan, Adana

Tel                   : 0 322 363 0372

Fax                 : 0 322 363 0394

Mobile                        : 0 533 633 5270

E-mail             : avedaguler@hotmail.com

University      : Ankara University, Faculty of Law and English for Law Students and Qualified Lawyers Certificate Program by Cambridge Law School in England

Specialty        : Family Law, Criminal Law, Labor and Company Law

Languages    : English

 

  • Kuzucu, Dilem Nadir Nadirler (Ms.)

Address         : Cakmak Cad. Cukurova Is Hani Kat:3/307 Seyhan, Adana

Tel                   : 0 322 363 0142 – 363 0195

Fax                 : 0 322 363 0021

E-mail             : dilemnadir@ttmail.com

University      : Marmara University, Faculty of Law

Specialty        : Family Law, Trade, Business and Criminal Law.

Memberships: American Field Services and International relations and consumer rights commissions of Adana Bar Association

Languages    : English

 

  • Ozsoy, Fevzi Basar & Umit Arif (Mr.)

Address         : Cinarli Mah, 61006 Sokak Dortyolagzi Teknosa arkasi, Hukuk Plaza Kat:     3 No: 28 Seyhan/Adana

Tel                    : 0 322 3631818

Mobile              : 0 533 472 9509 & 532 205 0264

Languages      : English

 

  • Oztekin, Zahit (Mr.)

Address      :  Veritas Hukuk Kurtulus Mh. Ziyapasa Blv. Toros Apt. No.44 Kat:1 – 2 Seyhan – ADANA

Tel                : 0 322 886 06 16 – 17

Fax              : 0 322 886 06 18

Gsm             : 0 532 154 27 57

E-Mail          : zahitoztekin@veritashukuk.com

Naguage    : English

General law, specialized on money claims and enforcement law, business and rental contracts, citizenship procedures, criminal law, traffic disputes, marriage and divorce, property and inheritance law, trade and maritime law.

  • Serinturk, Volkan (Mr.)

Address         : Valikonağı Cad. 147/14 343636 Nişantaşı / İSTANBUL

0212-219 86 64 – 66

Gizerler iş merkezi  Kat :6/16 Seyhan 1120 Adana / Turkey

Tel                   : 0 322 363 1914

Mobile             : 532 292 62 35

E-mail             : volkan@serinturksevim.com

University      : Cankaya University, Faculty of Law

Specialty        : Medical Law, Contract Law, Corporate law, Tax Law, Real Estate Law, Labor Law,    Bankruptcy Law, Civil     and Family Law, Criminal Law, Intellectual Property Law

Languages    : English

  • Takoglu, Koray (Mr.)

Address         : Resatbey Mah. 7 Sokak Mine Apt. Kat:1/1 Adana

Tel                   : 0 322 459 8541

Fax                 : 0 322 458 7545

Mobile             :  0532 524 4683

E-mail             : ktakoglu@cam-takoglu.av.tr

University      :  Ankara University, Faculty of Law

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : English

 

  • Topaloglu, Nesrin (Ms.)

Address         : Turhan Cemal Beriker Blv.Ziya Algan Is Merkezi Kat:6/45 Seyhan, Adana

Tel                   : 0 322 352 7240

Fax                 : 0 322 352 7234

Mobile             : 0 533 422 3106

E-mail             : avnesrintopaloglu@gmail.com;  nesrintopaloglu@abhukuk.com

University      : Eskisehir Anadolu University, Law School and School of Cont. & Prof. Studies Int. Business and Finance in New York

Specialty        :International Trade and Investment, Work visa, Work permit, Residency permits, International Adoption, Family Law and Divorce, Bankruptcy, General practice and Consultancy

Languages    : English

  • Tuyluce, Namik Kemal (Mr.)

Address         : Resatbey Cemal Gürsel Cad. Uyum İş Merkezi Kat:2 No:6 Seyhan/ADANA

Tel                   : 0 322 359 6434

Fax                 : 0 322 459 9695

Mobile             : 0 532 787 7355

E-mail             : av_nkemal@hotmail.com

University      : Marmara University, Faculty of Law

Specialty        : Family Law, International Law and Labor Law

Languages    : English

 

Adiyaman

 

  • Bilgic, Bahattin (Mr.)

Address         : Ataturk Bulvari 56 Evler B Blok Kat:1/2 Adiyaman

Tel                   : 0 416 216 1198

Fax                 : 0 416 216 1197

E-mail             : bbbilgic@hotmail.com

University      : Istanbul University, Faculty of Law

Specialty        : General Law

No foreign languages

 

  • Bilgic, Ali Murat (Mr.)

Address         : Ataturk Bulvari 56 Evler B Blok Kat:1/2 Adiyaman

Tel                   : 0 416 216 1198

Fax                 : 0 416 216 1197

E-mail             : bbbilgic@hotmail.com

University      : Dicle University, Faculty of Law

Specialty        : General Law

No foreign languages

 

Batman

 

  • Bilgic, Mehmet Cemil (Mr.)

Address         : Adalet Cad. Istanbul Is Merkezi No:24 Batman

Tel                  : 0 488 214 7017

Mobile            : 0 505 352 5462

E-mail             : mcbilgic@hotmail.com

  • Ozbek, Melek (Ms.)

Address         : Reşit Biçici İş Merkezi Kat 5 Batman

Tel                  : 0 488 214 3310

Fax                 : 0 488 213 8343

Mobile            : 0 505 352 5724

E-mail             : mlkozbk@hotmail.com

 

  • Tanriseven, Mahmut (Mr.)

Address         : Diyarbakir Cad. Resit Bicici Is Merkezi Kat: 1/2 Batman

Tel                  : 0 488 214 4114

Fax                 : 0 488 213 3956

Mobile             : 0 533 654 5686

E-mail             : mennanoncu@hotmail.com

 

Bingol

 

  • Alimoglu, Fahri (Mr.)

Address         : Genc Cad. Dortyol Kavsagi Aynali Bina Kat:2/4 Bingol

Tel                   : 0 426 213 6669

Mobile              : 0 532 262 2542

E-mail             : fahrialimoglu@gmail.com

University      : University of Istanbul, Faculty of Law

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : English

 

  • Coskun, Yusuf (Mr.)

Address         : Genc Cad. Dortyol Kavsagi Aynali Bina Kat:1/1 Bingol

Tel                  : 0 426 213 4097

Fax                 : 0 426 213 4974

Mobile             : 0 532 423 7948

University      : University of Ankara, Faculty of Law

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : English

 

Bitlis

 

  • Kufudur, Tarkan (Mr.) & GEYLANI, Oya (Mrs.)

Address         : Nato Cad. Eski Emlak Bankası Loj. Kat 1/5, Bitlis

Tel                  : 0 434 226 4005

Fax                 : 0 434 226 4006

Mobile             : 0 542 281 4158

E-mail             : kufudur@hotmail.com

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : English

Diyarbakir

 

  • Elci, Tahir (Mr.)

Address         : Lise Caddesi 4. Sokak Gunes-2009 Apt. Kat: 1

Tel                   : 0 412 444 5521

Mobile             : 0 532 295 7821

E-mail             : tahirelci@yahoo.com

University      : University of Dicle, Faculty of Law

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : English

 

  • Tanrikulu, Sezgin (Mr.)

Address         : Elazig cad. Gencan Apt. Kat:4/2 Diyarbakir

Tel                 : 0 412 223 1208 – 221 7097

Mobile            : 0 532 613 4199

University      : University of Istanbul, Faculty of Law

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : English

 

Elazig

 

  • Kaya, Mevlut (Mr.)

Address         : Hurriyet Cad. Birlik Is Hani No:43 Kat:1/101 Elazig

Tel                  : 0 424 223 7608

Mobile            : 0 538 542 5898

University      : University of Istanbul, Faculty of Law

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : Some English

 

Gaziantep

 

  • Erkus, Riza (Mr.)

Address         : Fatih Mah. 22035 Nolu Sk. Adalet Ap. No 34 K:1 D:2

Tel                 : 0 342 322 1044

Mobile           : 0 542 321 0127

University      : University of Dicle, Faculty of Law.

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : English

  • Saglam, Zehra (Ms.)

Address         : Cukur Mah. Dr.Mecit Barlas Cad. A.Yetkin Is Merkezi Kat:1/1 Sahinbey,    Gaziantep

Tel                   : 0 342 230 6323

Fax                 : 0 342 230 3065

E-mail             : zehrasaglam@hotmail.com

University      : University of Ankara, Faculty of Law

Specialty        : Commercial, Property, Consumer, Labor, Family, Real Estate, Competition, European Union Law Recognition and Approval of International Court Decisions, Bankruptcy and Enforcement Law Cases

Languages    : English

 

  • Oktem, Mahmut (Mr.)

Address         : Cukur Mah. Gulluoglu Sok. Gullusait Is Merkezi No: 408 Gaziantep

Tel                   : 0 342 230 4636

Fax                 : 0 342 220 4126

Mobile                        : 0 542 413 3309

University      : University of Istanbul, Faculty of Law

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : English

 

Hakkari

  •  Demirkan, Adnan (Mr.)

Address         : Bolak Mahallesi Cumhuriyet Cad. Tugan Apt. Kat:1 Hakkari

Tel                  : 0 438 211 6290

Mobile            : 0 533 769 7688

University      : University of Istanbul, Faculty of Law

Specialty        : General Law

No foreign language

Hatay

 

  • Acikalin, Okan (Mr.)

Address         : 2 No’lu Belediye Ishani Kat:1/15 31200 Iskenderun, Hatay

Tel                   : 0 326 614 6412

Mobile             : 0 532 674 1022

E-mail             : a_okan@hotmail.com

Specialty        : commercial law, international law, family law, crime law civil law, labour law, law of obligation

Languages    : English

  •  Buyukasik, Ilgi (Ms.)

Address         : Ataturk Cad. 23 Temmuz Is Hani Kat:1/107 Antakya, Hatay

Tel                   : 0 326 216 0416

Mobile             : 0 532 490 6438

E-mail             : ilgi_buyuk@hotmail.com

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : English

 

  • Can, Ozgul Osan (Ms.)

Address         : Ataturk Cad. Kanatli Mah. No:24/S Antakya, Hatay

Tel                   : 0 326 213 0170

Mobile             : 0 533 620 9672

E-mail             : ozgulos@mynet.com

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : English

 

  • Coskun, Aysegul Atay (Ms.)

Address         : Uzuncarsi Cad. No 1 D 9 Ulucami Mah, Antakya, Hatay

Tel                  : 0 326 215 3954

Fax                 : 0 326 215 4157

Mobile             : 0 532 646 2112

E-mail             : av_aysegul@hotmail.com

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : English

 

  • Gocer, Kudret (Mr.)

Address         : Sehit Pamir Cad. Mavi Merkez Is Hani Kat:1 Iskenderun

Tel                   : 0 326 617 3939

Mobile             : 0 532 706 0672

E-mail             : kdrtgocer@hotmail.com

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : English

 

  • Kelahmet, Serdar (Mr.)

Address         : Cumhuriyet Meydani, Besim Yucel Is Hani Kat:1/1 Iskenderun, Hatay

Tel                   : 0 326 617 1562 – 613 5007

Fax                 : 0 326 614 6284

Mobile             : 0 532 233 8243

E-mail             : skahmet@superonline.com

University      : University of Istanbul, Faculty of Law

Specialty        : General Law and International Parental Child Abduction

Languages    : English

  •  Kupeli, Halenur Sinem (Ms.)

Address         : Savas Mah. Ziya Gokalp Cad. No:9 M.Dagli Is Hani Kat:2/1 Iskenderun

Tel                  : 0 326 614 8157

Fax                 : 0 326 614 7857

Mobile             : 0 532 603 4887

E-mail             : halenursinemkupeli@hatay.av.tr

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : English

 

  • Nural, Ufuk (Mr.)

Address         : Savas Mah. Yesildag Ishani Kat:3 Iskenderun, Hatay

Mobile            : 0 538 882 9237

E-mail             : feyenord25@hotmail.com

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : English

 

  • Okur, Asuman Sevinc (Ms.)

Address         : M.Cakmak Cad. Dagli 46 Sok Yeşildağ İşhanı K 4 No 1 Iskenderun, Hatay

Tel                  : 0 326 613 5017

Mobile             : 0 506 692 0133

E-mail             : alayinya@hotmail.com

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : English

 

  • Petek, Alper (Mr.)

Address         : M.Cakmak Cad. Dagli 46 Sok Yeşildağ İşhanı K 4 No 1 Iskenderun, Hatay

Tel                   : 0 326 614 4346

Mobile              : 0 532 509 8266

E-mail             : alperpetek@hotmail.com

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : English

 

  • Salih, Rana (Mrs.)

Address         : Saray Caddesi 13/2 Antakya, Hatay

Tel                  : 0 326 215 4024

Fax                 : 0 326 214 7505

Mobile             : 0 532 613 2031

University      : University of Istanbul, Faculty of Law

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : English

  •  Seyfettinoglu, Umit (Mrs.)

Address         : Ataturk Cad. 23 Temmuz Is Hani No:108 Antakya, Hatay

Tel                  : 0 326 216 4815

Fax                 : 0 326 212 2656

Mobile            : 0 532 296 0669

E-mail             : umitseyfettin@mynet.com

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : English

 

  • Sirac, Mustafa (Mr.)

Address         : Kanatli Cad. Belediye Ishani Kat:2 Kirikhan, Hatay

Tel                   : 0 326 344 6458

Fax                 : 0 326 344 6458

E-mail             : av.mustafasirac@hotmail.com

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : English

 

  • Vayisoglu, Huseyin (Mr.)

Address         : Nacatibey Cad. Dumlupınar Sok. No21 D2 Dörtyol Merkez, Dörtyol Hatay

Tel                  : 0 326 712 2299

Fax                 : 0 326 712 2299

Mobile            : 0 505 827 1736

E-mail             : vayisoglu@hataybarosu.org.tr

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : English

 

Icel

 

  • Ersan, Gultekin (Mr.)

Address         : Istiklal Cad. Turk Hava Kurumu Ishani Kat:3/302 Mersin

Tel                  : 0 324 231 3192

Fax                 : 0 324 231 9863

Mobile            : 0 532 381 4004

University      : University of Istanbul, Faculty of Law

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : English

 

  • Muradi, Kerem (Mr.)

Address         : Palmiye Mah. Adnan Menderes Blv. 1208 Sok Sözmen Apt. K1 D1 Yenisehir, Mersin

Tel                  : 0 324 328 4400

Fax                 : 0 324 328 4401

Mobile             : 0 532 245 9955

E-mail             : muradi.sonmez@superonline.com

University      : University of Istanbul, Faculty of Law

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : English

 

  • Sonmez, M.Cengiz (Mr.)

Address         : Adnan Menderes Bulv. Gazi Mah. 1328 Sok. Sonmez Apt. Kat:4/1 Mersin

Tel                   : 0 324 329 1717

Fax                 : 0 324 329 1721

E-mail             : sonmez@superonline.com

University      : University of Istanbul, Faculty of Law

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : English

 

Kahramanmaras

 

  • Bebekoglu, Ali Haci (Mr.)

Address         : Trabzon Cad. Yasar Kadioglu Is Hani  Kat:2/10 Kahramanmaras

Tel                   : 0 344 214 4703

University      : University of Ankara, Faculty of Law

Specialty        : General Law

No foreign languages

 

Kilis

 

  • Kulekcioglu, Huseyin Levent (Mr.)

Address         : Cumhuriyet Meydanı Kestanlı İş Hanı No36 K1Kilis Merkez, Kilis

Tel                   : 0 348 813 1734

Mobile             : 0 542 637 6653

E-mail             : avukathlk@hotmail.com

University      : University of Ankara, Faculty of Law

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : Some English

 

  • Unver, Alper (Mr.)

Address         : Tekye Mah. Timurtas Sokak 7-2 Kilis

Tel                  : 0 348 814 2511 –813 9780

Fax                 : 0 348 813 5533

Mobile            : 0 542 583 0172

E-mail             : alperunver@hotmail.com

University      : University of Dicle, Faculty of Law

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : Some English

 

Malatya

 

  • Onen, Tumer (Mr.)

Address         : Ptt Cad Belediye Is Hani No:111 Malatya

Tel                   : 0 422 321 2940

Fax                 : 0 422 325 8685

University      : University of Ankara, Faculty of Law

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : English

 

  • Yener, Mehmet (Mr.)

Address         : Kisla Cad. Istanbulluoglu Is hani Kat:2/59 Malatya

Tel                 : 0 422 321 2178

Mobile            : 0 544 334 5126

University      : University of Ankara, Faculty of Law

Specialty        : General Law

No foreign languages

 

Mardin

 

  • Alokmen, Hikmet (Mr.)

Address         : Vilayet Karsisi Konak Apt. Mart 13 Mah. Kat:1/1 Mardin

Tel                   : 0 482 212 7090

Mobile            : 0 532 582 2165

E-mail             : h.alokmen@hotmail.com

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : English

 

  • Arslan, Seyhmus (Mr.)

Address         : Feyzullah Özcan Cad. Lise Apt. K:1 D:2
Midyat Merkez, Midyat (Estel), Mardin

Tel                   : 0 482 462 1901

Fax                 : 0 482 462 3683

Mobile            : 0 533 371 2816

University      : University of Istanbul, Faculty of Law

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : English

 

  • Artik, Cemal (Mr.) & Sinem (Ms)

Address         : Vilayet Yani Kosesoy Apt. Kat:3/11 Yenisehir, Mardin

Tel                   : 0 482 212 1753

Fax                 : 0 482 212 2365

Mobile            : 0 533 415 4168 & 0 532 716 6452

E-mail             : sinemartik@hotmail.com

University      : University of Istanbul, Faculty of Law

Specialty        : General Law

No foreign languages.

 

  • Baraj, Idris (Mr.)

Address         : Vali Ozan Cd Konak Apt. D:8  Nur/Mardin Province, Turkey

Mobile            : 0 532 681 3938

E-mail             : idrisbaraj@hotmail.com

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : English

 

  • Demirkesen, Salih (Mr.)

Address         : Konak Apt. Kat:4 Yenisehir, Mardin

Tel                   : 0 482 212 3707

Mobile            : 0 532 436 8357

E-mail             : salih@demirkesen.av.tr

University      : University of Istanbul, Faculty of Law

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : No foreign languages

 

  • Geleri, Hakan (Mr.)

Address         : Yeni Hukumet Cad. Bahar Apt. No:1/2 Kiziltepe, Mardin

Mobile            : 0 532 342 7675

E-mail             : hakangeleri@hotmail.com

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : English

  • Sekizkardes, Olcay (Ms.)

Address         : Vali Ozan Cad. Irdam Apt. Kat:1/2 Yenisehir, Mardin

Mobile            : 0 506 640 1415

E-mail             : av_olcay8k@hotmail.com

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : English

 

  • Toparli, Aslan (Mr.)

Address         : Cagdas is Merkezi Kat:5/15 Mardin

Mobile            : 0 532 490 9795

E-mail             : aslantoparli@hotmail.com

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : English

 

Mus

  • Sever, Sait (Mr.)

Address         : Istasyon Cad. Firat Center Kat:3 Mus

Tel                   : 0 436 212 1636

Fax                 : 0 436 213 0154

Mobile            : 0 532 651 1335

University      : University of Istanbul, Faculty of Law

Specialty        : General Law

No foreign language

  • Sengol, Vedat (Mr.)

Address         : Istasyon Cad. Mavi Is Merkezi Kat:2 Mus

Tel                   : 0 436 212 3270

Mobile            : 0 532 238 3944

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : English

Sanliurfa

  • Altiparmak, Cuneyd (Mr.)

Address         : Ataturk Bulv. 1. Stad Apt. Kat:7/27 Sanliurfa

Tel                   : 0 414 312 0101

Fax                 : 0 414 312 0300

Mobile            : 0 533 374 7019

E-mail             : cuneydaltiparmak@yahoo.com

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : English

 

  • Aydin, Ziya (Mr.)

Address         : Ataturk Bulv. Yasar Ishani Kat:5/5 Sanliurfa

Tel                  : 0 414 315 3138

Fax                 : 0 414 314 7583

Mobile            : 0 537 620 7336 & 0 545 637 9079

University      : Eastern Mediterrenean University, Cyprus, Faculty of Law

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : English

 

  • Gulluoglu, Ferda (Ms.)

Address         : Ataturk Bulv. Kurkcuoglu IsHani Kat:3/311 Sanliurfa

Tel                   : 0 414 312 9192

Specialty        : General Law

No foreign languages

  • Gunes, Halil Ibrahim (Mr.)

Address         : Ataturk Bulv. Bulvar Apt. A Blok No:8 Sanliurfa

Tel                   : 0 414 314 5125

Fax                 : 0 414 313 7639

Mobile            : 0 533 512 6657

E-mail             : av.ibrahimgunes@gmail.com

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : English

  • Kaplan, Orhan Oguz (Mr.)

Address         : Ataturk Bulv. 1.Stad Apt. Kat:2/5 Sanliurfa

Tel                   : 0 414 314 7478

Fax                 : 0 414 314 1816

Mobile            : 0 533 303 5957

E-mail             : ooguzkaplan@hotmail.com

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : English

Sirnak

  • Dinler, Mehmet Ali (Mr.)

Address         : Lise Cad. No:290 Cizre, Sirnak

Tel                   : 0 486 616 1150

Mobile            : 0 532 272 7585

University      : University of Ankara, Faculty of Law

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : Some English

  • Ekinci, Abdullah Umran (Mr.)

Address         : Dicle Mah. Dicle Sokak No:8 Cizre, Sirnak

Tel                   : 0 486 616 1252

Mobile            : 0 542 273 9295

E-mail             : sivanekinci@hotmail.com

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : English

Tunceli

  • Yucel, Hasan (Mr.)

Address         : Arikanlilar Ishani Kat:2 Tunceli

Tel                   : 0 428 212 1278

Mobile            : 0 536 228 9000

University      : University of Istanbul, Faculty of Law

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : Some French

Van

  • Ozgokce, Bedia (Ms.)

Address         : Hastane Cad.Mehmet Baran Is Merkezi, Van

Tel                   : 0 432 215 2727

Mobile            : 0 542 895 2282

University      : University of Dokuz Eylul, Izmir, Faculty of Law

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : English

  • Saydan, Tahsin (Mr.)

Address         : Cumhuriyet Cad. Özenhan Pasaji, Kat:2/19 Van

Tel                   : 0 432 216 1535 & 216 0979

Fax                 : 0 432 212 2929

University      : University of Istanbul, Faculty of Law

Specialty        : General Law

Languages    : Some English

 

Presidents of bar associations within Adana consulate district

Bar                    President name                   City code & phone

Adana               av. mengücek gazi citirik 322 352 38 57
adiyaman          av. abdullah tel 416 216 38 88
Batman             av. ahmet sevim 488 215 88 72
Bi̇ngöl             av. erdal aydemi̇r 426 214 49 40
Di̇yarbakir      av. tahi̇r elçi̇ 412 228 7942
Elaziğ             av. adnan demir 424 248 3924
Gazi̇antep      av. ali elibol 342 231 52 90
Hatay              av. si̇nan akgöl 326 215 18 77
K.maraş         av. metin doğan 344 221 71 18
Malatya         av. selahatti̇n sarioğlu 422 321 12 27
Mardi̇n          av. mahmut güven 482 213 60 43
Mersi̇n          av. azat yildirim 324 213 41 22
Si̇i̇rt             av. alpay antman 484 224 69 00
ş.urfa          av. ali fuat bucak 414 316 00 22
şirnak         av. nüşi̇revan elçi̇ 486 616 14 30
Tunceli̇       av. hasan özcan 428 213 16 23
Van              av. murat timur 432 215 40 42
Muş             av. m.zahi̇t söylemez 436 212 16 38
Hakkari̇      av. kutbettin bayazi̇t 438 211 60 80
Bi̇tli̇s          av. enis gul 434 226 37 22

 

Asma, Turkay (Ms.)
Address: Mesrutiyet Caddesi Hatay Sok. 8/5 Kizilay, Ankara
Tel: 0-312-419-3607
Fax: 0-312-419-3608
E-mail: turkayasma@hotmail.com

Arikan, Seckin (Mr.)
Address: Binnaz Sok. 3/6 Kavaklidere, Ankara
Tel: 0-312-468-9950
Fax: 0-312-468-7950
E-mail: seckin@seckinarikan.av.tr

Eymirlioglu & Yigin Law Firm
Address: Abide-i Hurriyet Cad. Eser Apt. No: 191 K: 2 D: 4 Sisli, Istanbul
Tel: 0-212-230-6094
Fax: 0-212-230-6095
E-mail: zerrineymirlioglu@ttmail.com, ilktenyigin@ttmail.com, eymirliogluyigin@ttmail.com
Website: www.eymirliogluyigin.com
Eymirlioglu, Zerrin (Ms.)
University: Istanbul University, Faculty of Law
Yigin, Ilkten (Mr.)
University: Istanbul University, Faculty of Law, LLM Degree about Financial Law from Istanbul University
Specialties: adoptions, child custody, maritime, civil damages, contracts, corporations, government relations, insurance, marriage / divorce, patents, trademarks, copyrights, designs, criminal judge and works in labor relations, narcotics, theft, fraud, embezzlement and the other criminal issue
Languages: English

Kaynak, Hatice (Ms.)
Address: Sihhiye Merkez Ishani No: 12/52 Kat: 5 06430 Sihhiye, Ankara
Tel: 0-312-231-2399 pbx
Fax: 0-312-231-2399
E-mail: hkaynak@isbank.net.tr

Vahaboğlu, Orhun (Mr.)
Address: Vahaboğlu & Işeri Attorneys at Law Cumhuriyet Caddesi Kok Apt No:333 Kat:4-B Harbiye, ISTANBUL
Tel: 0-212-241-0808
Fax: 0-212-272-1577
E-mail: ovahaboglu@hotmail.com
University: Yeditepe University, Faculty of Law, MA and PhD Galatasaray University
Specialties: child custody, child abduction issues under Hague Convention, estates, investment, marriage/divorce, patents/ trademarks/ copyrights and taxes, disputes arising from family law, refund of value added taxes, real estate consulting, completion of intellectual property procedures and resolution of disputes
Languages: English, German

Yamaner Law Office
Cihan and Nilgun Yamaner, and Ahmet Berke
Address: Cumhuriyet Caddesi Gezi Apt. No:19 Kat: 5, 9-10 80090 Taksim, Istanbul
Tel: 0-212-238-1065
Fax: 0-212-238-0810
E-mail: info@yamaner.av.tr

Yarsuvat Law Office
Huseyin Dervin, Mehtap Ciftcioglu, Caroline Bois
Address: Polat Plaza Harman Caddesi No: 4 B Blok, Kat 6 80640 Levent, Istanbul
Tel: 0-212-325-0000 (10 lines)
Fax: 0-212-279-7626
E-mail: huseyin@yarsuvat.com
U.S.A. Office Address: Alexander & Green, P.C. 90 Park Avenue New York, NY 10016-1387
U.S.A. Tel: 1-212-210-9400, 1-212-210-9444

Sonmez, Cengiz (Mr.)
Mersin Office Address: A. Menderes Bulvari Gazi Mah. 1328Sok. Sonmez Apt. 4/1 33130Mersin, Turkey
Tel: 0-324-329-1717
Fax: 0-324-329-1721
E-mail: sonmezc@superonline.com
Istanbul Office Address: Yildiz Posta Cad. Cigdem Apt. 11/21 80290 Istanbul
Tel: 0-212-347-0004
Fax: 0-212-288-9962

Nadirler, Dilem (Ms.)
Address: Cakmak Caddesi Cukurova Is Hani Kat 3 No. 306 Adana, Turkey
Tel: 0-322-363-0142
Fax: 0-322-363-0021
E-mail: dilemnadir@ttnet.net.tr

Gazioglu, Ibrahim (Mr.)
Address: Ataturk Caddesi, Dortyol Civari Aziz Naci Gulalp Is Hani Kat 5 No. 31 Adana, Turkey
Tel: 0-322-363-1282
Fax: 0-322-363-1581
E-mail: gazioglu54@e-kolay.net
Kelahmet, S. Serdar (Mr.)
Address: Cumhuriyet Meydani Besim Yucl Ishani Kat 1 Daire 1 31200 Iskenderun, Turkey
Tel: 0-326-617-1562
Fax: 0-326-614-6284
E-mail: skahmet@superonline.com

Tiryakioğlu, Bilgin (Mr.)
Address: Tiryakioglu Law Office Kuleli Sokak, 25/13, 06700 GOP-Ankara
Tel: 0-312-437-0924
Fax: 0-312-437-5204
University: LL.B., LL.M. and Ph.D. from Ankara University, Faculty of Law, Fulbright Scholar at the American University Washington College of Law.
Specialties: international family and commercial law, council and expert opinion services to law offices and public bodies, consultancy and advocacy services to individuals and businesses, adoptions, investment, immigration, child custody, labor relations, civil damages, marriage/divorce, contracts, corporations, estates, foreign claims, taxes and foreign investments
Languages: English

Arisoy, Erden (Mr.)
Address: Sili Meydani, Gunes Sokak No 3/5 Kavaklidere, Ankara
Tel: 0-312-466-0881
Fax: 0-312-466-0882
University: Ankara University, Faculty of Law
Specialties: real property, criminal law and enforcement law cases

Arslanbay, Haluk (Mr.)
Address: Kibris Sehitleri Caddesi Ustay Apt. #117 Kat. 4 D: 6 Alsancak, Izmir
Tel: 0-232-422-6531
Fax: 0-232-463-8223
E-mail: maksimal@superonline.com
University: Ankara University, Faculty of Law
Specialties: commercial and corporate law, international business law, private international and tax law, foreign investments, joint ventures, international market, property, and real estate law

Eldeniz, Gülperi (Ms.)
Address: GPE Law Firm Tunalı Hilmi Caddesi 98/20 Kavaklıdere 06700 Çankaya, Ankara
Tel: 0-312-466-6640
Fax: 0-312-466-6641
E-mail: gpe@gulperieldeniz.av.tr
University: Ankara University, Faculty of Law
Specialties: legal counselor, banking/ financial, contracts, corporations, foreign claims, foreign investments, labor relations, marketing agreements, marriage/divorce, patents/ trademarks/ copyrights cases
Languages: English, German

Kardas, Erdal (Mr.)
Address: Sehit Fethi Bey Cad. No.79 Kat 4 35210 Alsancak, Izmir, Turkey
Tel: 0-232-489-9323 pbx
Fax: 0-232-483-1053
E-mail: kardas@kardas.av.tr, erdal@kardas-law.com
Website: www.kardas.av.tr
University: Istanbul University, Faculty of Law
Specialties: civil, commercial and corporate, business, property and real estate, labor, banking law, as well as foreign investments and intellectual property and contract cases, Turkish Civil Law
Languages: English, some German

Teker, Naciye (Ms.)
Address: Atatürk Caddesi 112, Kat 8/801 Giritligil Is Merkezi 35210 Izmir
Tel: 0-232-441-6722
Fax: 0-232-441-8483
E-mail: naciyeteker@ttnet.net.tr
University: 9 Eylul University, Faculty of Law
Specialties: commercial and corporate law, international business law, private international and tax law, foreign investments, joint ventures, international market, property, and real estate law

Ulus, Hamdi Tahsin (Mr.)
Address: Ulus & Ulus Law Office Hanimeli Sokak, Kantar Apt, 19/3 06430 Sihhiye, Ankara
Tel: 0-312-229-7788
Fax: 0-312-229-0148
E-mail: ulusht@yahoo.com
University: Ankara University, Faculty of Law
Specialties: marriages and divorces, civil, child custody, and labor cases, property law, real estate law, law of contracts, commercial investment
Languages: English, some German

Vahaboğlu, Orhun (Mr.)
Address: Vahaboğlu & Işeri Attorneys at Law Cumhuriyet Caddesi Kok Apt No:333 Kat:4-B Harbiye, Istanbul
Tel: 0-212-241-0808
Fax: 0-212-272-1577
E-mail: ovahaboglu@hotmail.com
University: Yeditepe University, Faculty of Law, MA and PhD Galatasaray University
Specialties: child custody, child abduction issues under Hague Convention, estates, investment, marriage/divorce, patents/ trademarks/ copyrights and taxes, disputes arising from family law, refund of value added taxes, real estate consulting, completion of intellectual property procedures and resolution of disputes
Languages: English, German

The American Bar Association, the largest voluntary professional association in the world. With more than 400,000 members, the ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.

The State Department is committed to ensuring fair and humane treatment for U.S. citizens imprisoned overseas. We will assist incarcerated citizens and their families within the limits of our authority, in accordance with international law. We can and do monitor conditions in foreign prisons and immediately protest allegations of abuse against U.S. citizen prisoners. We work with prison officials to ensure treatment consistent with internationally recognized standards of human rights and to ensure that Americans are afforded due process under local laws.

Summary

One of the most essential tasks of the Department of State and of U.S. embassies and consulates abroad is to provide assistance to U.S. citizens incarcerated abroad. The State Department is committed to ensuring fair and humane treatment for U.S. citizens imprisoned overseas. We stand ready to assist incarcerated citizens and their families within the limits of our authority, in accordance with international law. We can and do monitor conditions in foreign prisons and immediately protest allegations of abuse against U.S. citizen prisoners. We work with prison officials to ensure treatment consistent with internationally recognized standards of human rights and to ensure that U.S. citizens are afforded due process under local laws.

Background

While in a foreign country, a U.S. citizen is subject to that country’s laws and regulations, and may not afford the protections available to the individual under U.S. law. Penalties for breaking the law can be more severe than in the United States for similar offenses. Persons violating the law, even unknowingly, may be expelled, fined, arrested, or imprisoned. Penalties for possession, use, or trafficking in illegal drugs are strict, and convicted offenders can expect jail sentences and fines. If arrested abroad, a citizen must go through the foreign legal process for being charged or indicted, prosecuted, possibly convicted and sentenced, and for any appeals process. Within this framework, U.S. consular officers provide a wide variety of services to U.S. citizens arrested abroad and their families.

Consular Access to Prisoners

Article 36(a) of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations of 1963, 21 UST 77, TIAS 6820, 596 UNST 261, a multilateral treaty to which many, but not all, countries are party provides that consular officers shall be free to communicate with their nationals and to have access to them. However, Article 36(b) provides that the foreign authorities shall inform the consular officer or the arrest of a national “without delay” (no time frame specified), if the national requests such notification. Bilateral Consular Conventions between the United States and individual countries are more specific, requiring notification, regardless of whether the arrested person requests it, and generally specifying the time period in which such notification is to be made. When there is no treaty in force, notification and access are based on comity and largely dependent on whether the two countries have diplomatic relations.

Consular Services

Consular officers abroad provide a wide variety of services to U.S. citizens incarcerated abroad. Specific services vary depending on local laws and regulations, the level of local services available in the country in question, and the circumstances of the individual prisoner. The frequency of U.S. consular visits to citizens arrested abroad may likewise vary, depending upon circumstances.

Consular services include

Upon initial notification of arrest: 

  • visiting the prisoner as soon as possible after notification of the arrest;
  • providing a list of local attorneys to assist the prisoner obtain legal representation;
  • providing information about judicial procedures in the foreign country;
  • notifying family and/or friends, if authorized by the prisoner;
  • obtaining a Privacy Act Consent;
  • relaying requests to family and friends for money or other aid;

On-going support to incarcerated U.S. citizens: 

  • providing regular consular visits to the prisoner and reporting on those visits to the Department of State;
  • providing loans to qualified destitute prisoners through the Emergency Medical/Dietary Assistance (EMDA) program;
  • arranging dietary supplements (vitamins/minerals) to qualified prisoners;
  • arranging for medical and dental care if not provided by prison, to be paid for from prisoner’s funds, funds provided by family or funds loaned to the prisoner by the U.S. Government under the EMDA program for destitute U.S. citizens incarcerated abroad under the conditions specified at 22 CFR 71.10.;
  • arranging for examinations by an independent physician if needed;
  • arranging special family visits, subject to local law;
  • protesting mistreatment or abuse to the appropriate authorities;
  • attending the trial, if the embassy believes that discrimination on the basis of U.S. nationality might occur or if specifically requested by the prisoner or family.
  • providing information about procedures to applications for pardons or prisoner transfer treaties, if applicable.

Discretionary support provided as needed: 

  • providing reading materials subject to local laws and regulations;
  • arranging with U.S. citizen community to provide holiday meals;
  • providing personal amenities such as stamps, toiletries, stationary, if permitted by prison authorities, from prisoner’s or family’s private funds;
  • assisting in finding ways to expedite prisoners’ mail;
  • inquiring about the possibility of prison employment;
  • assisting in arranging correspondence courses.
  • arranging for U.S. citizen community volunteer visits to prisoners;

A consular officer cannot: 

  • demand the immediate release of a U.S. citizen arrested abroad or otherwise cause the citizen to be released.
  • represent a U.S. citizen at trial, give legal advice or pay legal fees and/or fines with U.S. Government funds.