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Debt Collection Turkey

Do you have one or more non-paying Turkish business partners? For successful recovery of your invoices in Turkey extensive knowledge of the culture, language and regulations is essential.

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Debt Recovery in Turkey

If you have business partners in Turkey, you will be aware that the Turkish business culture differs from other cultures in many aspects. As regulations are also very different from those in most other countries, you are at a disadvantage as an international creditor. Our lawyers speak the Turkish language and are familiar with the business culture and regulations of Turkey, which is why we can achieve justice for the creditor in Turkey as well.

Successful collection in Turkey

Do your invoices remain unpaid? Make sure that you can prove your claim against your Turkish debtor with relevant documents regarding the business agreement. Retain your:

  • Signed agreements;
  • General conditions;
  • Order confirmations;
  • Copies of invoices;
  • Proof of delivery or services;
  • Correspondence with the debtor.

If possible, we advise to record all business agreements and conditions in English and/or the native language of each party.

Depending on your relationship with your Turkish debtor, it is advisable to first contact the debtor and enquire why payment has not been made. If it turns out that your Turkish business partner does not want to pay, we advise you to immediately send a reminder, stating a clear description of the invoice and indicating a clear term of payment of usually around 14 days.

If your customer does not respond to your reminder, then you need to act swiftly and hand your claim over for collection. We are able to collect most claims in Turkey extrajudicially, in the form of a payment arrangement or otherwise.

Extrajudicial and judicial Debt Collection in Turkey

When you hand your claim over for collection, we will demand in writing and on the telephone that your Turkish debtor pays off his debts. If necessary, we will also engage in a face to face conversation with your debtor. If your Turkish debtor does not pay within the stated term, then, in consultation with you, legal proceedings will be commenced. Often this step will encourage your Turkish debtor to take this debt seriously and pay the invoices. Our international lawyers know exactly which are the most successful methods and how to apply these. Of course, you will always be fully informed in advance of the likelihood of success.

No Win, No Fee

If we do not collect, your company does not pay us a legal fee. In our view, companies should always be able to opt for the quality of an international debt collection attorney. If the Turkish debtor does not pay, we will merely charge you our administrative fee €185.00.


Would you like more information about collections or bringing legal action in Turkey? Fill out the contact form or call us:   +44 (0)20 3808 5878.

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See also: Debt Collection Turkey on the website of Bierens Debt Recovery Lawyers.

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