Annex 1: main transposition and anti-discrimination legislation

AuthorKaran, Ula?
Country: Turkey
Date: 31 December 2019
Title of the law: Law on the Human Rights and Equality Institution of Turkey (no.
Abbreviation: N/A
Date of adoption: 6 April 2016
Latest relevant amendment: 2 July 2018
Entry into force: 20 April 2016
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Grounds covered: sex, race, colour, language, religion, belief, denomination, philosophical
and political opinion, ethnic origin, wealth, birth, marital status, health, disability and age
Civil law
Material scope: Employment, social protection, social advantages, access to goods and
services, education, housing (public and private)
Principal content: direct discrimination; indirect discrimination; failure to provide
reasonable accommodation; harassment; discrimination by assumption; multiple
discrimination; mobbing; segregation; instruction to discriminate and compliance with
such instruction
Title of the law: Labour Law (no. 4857)
Abbreviation: N/A
Date of adoption: 22 May 2003
Latest amendments: 2 July 2018
Entry into force: 10 June 2003
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Grounds covered: Language, race, colour, gender, disability, political opinion,
philosophical belief, religion and sect or any such considerations
Civil law
Material scope: Employment (public and private)
Principal content: Direct discrimination, indirect discrimination (gender and pregnancy
based), (sexual) harassment, Victimisation (very limited)
Principal content: Direct discrimination, (sexual) harassment
Title of the law: Law on Persons with Disabilities (no. 5378)
Abbreviation: N/A
Date of adoption: 1 July 2005
Latest amendments: 18 November 2014
Entry into force: 7 July 2005
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Grounds covered: Disability
Civil law
Material scope: Public and private employment
Principal content: Direct discrimination, reasonable accommodation
Title of the law: Basic Law on National Education (no. 1739)
Abbreviation: N/A
Date of adoption: 14 June 1973
Latest amendments: 2 December 2016
Entry into force: Entry into force: 24 June 1973
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Grounds covered: Language, race, gender, religion, disability
Civil law
Material scope: Education
Principal content: Direct discrimination

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