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The Scope and Structure of Civil Codes: The Turkish Experience

  • Ergun ÖzsunayEmail author
Chapter
Part of the Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice book series (IUSGENT, volume 32)

Abstract

The Turkish Civil Code and Code of Obligations as well as other private law Codes of 1920s were modeled upon Swiss Codes as the result of a “voluntary global reception of foreign laws” for the purpose of westernization and secularisation. These Codes were revised in 2000s in the light of recent developments in several jurisdictions (e.g., Switzerland, Germany, Austria etc.) and international conventions. Recently new laws in Turkey in several fields of private law have been modeled upon EU legislation (regulations and directives) and Continental legal system.

Keywords

Turkey Civil Code Occidentalization of the law Swiss Code of Obligations Renovation of private law European Union 

Abbreviations

Art

Article, article

EU

European Union

fSCC

Former Swiss Civil Code of 10 December 1907

p

Page

SCC

Swiss Civil Code in force

SCO

Swiss Code of Obligations of 30 March 1911 (as revised)

TCC

Turkish Civil Code

TCO

Turkish Code of Obligations

TComC

Turkish Commercial Code

TFEU

Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Comparative Law and EU Private LawIstanbul University School of LawIstanbulTurkey

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