Renovated Building of BTSO Arbitration and Mediation Center Put into Service

Renovated building of btso arbitration and mediation center put into service
Renovated building of btso arbitration and mediation center put into service

The renewed building of BTSO Arbitration and Mediation Center, which contributes to the development of alternative dispute resolution methods within the body of Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BTSO), the umbrella organization of the Bursa business world, was put into service with the participation of Minister of Justice Abdulhamit Gül. Minister Gül stated that Bursa, with BTSO TAM, has become one of the world's exemplary cities in arbitration and mediation, such as London and Frankfurt, and said, "As the ministry, we support all activities carried out with an understanding that catches the times and is open to development and innovation." said.

BTSO, which implemented the arbitration and mediation center between chambers and stock exchanges in Turkey for the first time in 2015, took an important step for the development of alternative dispute resolution methods in Turkey. BTSO TAM's renewed service building in Altıparmak was opened with a ceremony. Speaking at the opening of the program, Minister of Justice Abdulhamit Gül said that in addition to the courts, they brought important legal changes and institutional mechanisms that will set an example to the world in Turkey in terms of pre-trial or alternative solutions to the court, to the legal community.

“A CENTER worthy of BURSA”

“I am very proud of BTSO Arbitration and Mediation Center.” Minister Gül congratulated BTSO President İbrahim Burkay and his administration for the vision of BTSO. Stating that a center worthy of Bursa has started to operate, Gül said, “BTSO is a very important center that suits Bursa and prepared in accordance with the spirit of this business. I congratulate BTSO and its entire team.” said.


Stating that Bursa has become one of the arbitration and mediation centers set as an example in the world with BTSO TAM, Minister Gül said, “Bursa is one of the leading cities of our country in terms of economy. BTSO makes a significant contribution to Bursa being an industrial and investment city. Bursa took its place among the world's exemplary cities such as London and Frankfurt in arbitration and mediation with BTSO TAM. It is also pleasing that arbitration arbitration trainings are given at BTSO with the cooperation protocol signed with Bursa Uludağ University and International Arbitration Arbitrators Institution. As a ministry, we will support all activities carried out with an understanding that catches up with the era and is open to development and innovation. We will closely follow all suggestions from arbitration and mediation centers. We have a thousand-year-old ahi tradition. We are a nation that solves problems through compromise. These centers will contribute to the will to resolve conflicts.” used the phrases.

Emphasis on the Singapore Convention

Stating that a country with a strong sense of justice and trust will also have a strong economy, BTSO Chairman of the Board İbrahim Burkay said, “In this context, the signing of the Singapore Convention, in addition to the regulations that meet the needs of our society and business world, strengthened the legal security of our country in the business world and made Turkey a foreign country. has made it an even more attractive country for investments. In addition, the development of arbitration and mediation opportunities that prevent time and reputation losses in business life are strategic steps for both working life and our legal system.” used the phrases.


President Burkay emphasized that BTSO Arbitration and Mediation Center is part of an important ecosystem that eases the workload of the judiciary, lays the groundwork for predictable investments and new business opportunities, and gives companies time and reputation in international trade. Burkay, who stated that they carried out effective studies in the training of arbitration arbitrators, mediators and conciliators in Bursa with BTSO TAM, which organized the first advanced mediation trainings in Turkey, said: We also lead the training of arbitration lawyers. Arbitration arbitration training, which is given in English throughout the world, was held in Bursa for the first time in the world by BTSO TAM as part of our collaborations. I would like to express my gratitude for all the practices implemented in consultation with our business world regarding judicial reform, especially our arbitration and mediation centers. As BTSO, we will continue to provide all kinds of support for the further development of alternative dispute resolution methods, especially mediation, in our country. ” Stating that the legal regulation of mediation as a condition of litigation is among the demands of BTSO, President Burkay thanked Minister Abdulhamit Gül for the implementation of this regulation.


Bursa Governor Yakup Canbolat stated that BTSO has made significant contributions to the city's economy with its projects with a global vision and said, “BTSO constitutes the roof of our city's economic power. BTSO has inspired many of our chambers with sustainable projects and policies with a global vision. BTSO also holds the title of the first chamber to implement a mediation center in Turkey in 2015. When we look at the mediation report, Bursa is the most successful city in Turkey in terms of population. I wish BTSO TAM to be beneficial for our city and country.” he said.

After the opening, Minister Gül visited the renewed center of BTSO TAM and received information from BTSO TAM Council President and BTSO Board Member Irmak Aslan about the work done. Minister Gül also attended the consultation meeting held with the participation of Bursa business world representatives as part of the program. Deputy Minister of Justice Zekeriya Birkan, Bursa Deputies Refik Özen, Emine Yavuz Gözgeç and Vildan Yılmaz Gürel, Bursa Chief Public Prosecutor Gökhan Şen, Bursa Regional Court of Justice President Abdulkadir Şahin, Bursa Uludağ University Rector Prof. Dr. Ahmet Saim Guide, Deputy Mayor of the Metropolitan Municipality Murat Demir, ministry bureaucrats, members of the BTSO Board of Directors and the Assembly Presidency, and council presidents attended.

Günceleme: 19/09/2021 14:25

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