Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey

TOBB urges adoption of 'mediation' for business disputes

05.02.2017 / Ankara

TOBB President M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu pointed out that interest in the mediation system has increased, and reported that close to 3,000 disputes were resolved in January. Hisarcıklıoğlu, urging employers and workers to utilize mediation before the brining issues to court which will result in much faster resolutions.​

Hisarcıklıoğlu reported that arbitration and mediation centers are being opened in chambers and commodity exchanges constantly to facilitate access to this system which enables reaching resolution quicker.


TOBB President Hisarcıklıoğlu stated that mediation is one of the most used systems in alternative dispute resolution methods in the developed societies and has been practiced in Turkey for about 4 years, “It is a fact accepted by everyone that mediation has been a rapidly accelerating institution since its entry into our legal system. Especially in recent years there has been a great increase in the number of disputes that have been settled by mediation and now the current number has reached 9,000. As a matter of fact, close to 3,000 disputes were solved by mediation only in January.”


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Hisarcıklıoğlu stated that the mediation system has started to be adopted by the citizens as an alternative resolution method. Stating that TOBB has supported this system from the beginning, he said that TOBB would continue to give it full support.


TOBB President Hisarcıklıoğlu said the following: “Nowadays, the problems experienced in the classical judiciary are known to everyone. We think that it is right for everyone to find faster and more economical solutions. Our state recognizes this right of its citizens; mediation is a system that facilitates access to justice. We believe that our business world needs to make more use of this system. Our first choice should be mediation, not the courts; the mediation is a system that both sides have benefited from and which has protected their rights.”

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