Latest Treaty Updates: Turkey


Treaty Update: Turkey - Belgium

30/6/2016

On June 24, 2016, Turkey ratified the DTA Protocol with Belgium.


Treaty Update: Kenya - Turkey

13/6/2016

Kenya and Turkey intend to fast track the signing of a DTA, it was said after a meeting on June 2.


Treaty Update: Turkey - Somalia

9/6/2016

Turkey and Somalia signed a DTA on June 3, 2016.


Treaty Update: Ghana - Turkey

8/3/2016

According to preliminary media reports, Ghana and Turkey completed a third round of DTA negotiations on February 19.


Treaty Update: Turkey - Turkmenistan

29/1/2016

Turkey and Turkmenistan concluded a first round of DTA negotiations on January 22, 2016.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Turkey

29/1/2016

Qatar and Turkey initialed a DTA on January 21, 2016.


Treaty Update: Turkey - Mexico

28/1/2016

The new DTA between Turkey and Mexico became effective on January 1, 2016.


Treaty Update: Mexico - Turkey

26/8/2015

A DTA between Mexico and Turkey entered into force on July 23, 2015, and will be effective from January 1, 2016.


Treaty Update: Turkey - Kosovo

16/3/2015

According to preliminary media reports, Turkey's Council of Ministers approved legislation to ratify the DTA with Kosovo on February 26, 2015.


Treaty Update: Turkey - Mexico

27/2/2015

Turkey approved a law ratifying the DTA with Mexico on February 4, 2015.


Treaty Update: Vietnam - Turkey

16/7/2014

Vietnam and Turkey signed a DTA during four days of meetings concluding on July 9, 2014.


Treaty Update: Turkey - Gambia

19/2/2014

According to preliminary media reports, Turkey and Gambia signed a DTA on February 11, 2014.


Treaty Update: Turkey - South Africa

6/1/2014

Turkey confirmed on December 13, 2013, the signing of a DTA Protocol with South Africa to add tax information exchange provisions.


Treaty Update: Mexico - Turkey

19/12/2013

Mexico and Turkey signed a DTA on December 17, 2013.


Treaty Update: Brazil - Turkey

21/11/2013

According to preliminary media reports, the DTA signed between Brazil and Turkey in 2010 entered into force on November 18, 2013.


Treaty Update: Kenya - Turkey

18/10/2013

According to preliminary media reports, Kenya and Turkey are to sign a double tax agreement in 2014.


Treaty Update: Turkey - Cameroon

9/10/2013

Turkey and Cameroon concluded a first round of DTA negotiations over five days concluding on September 27, 2013.


Treaty Update: Turkey - Various

30/7/2013

Turkey has completed its domestic ratification procedures in respect of the DTAs the nation signed with Malaysia and Jersey in Decrees 2013/5040, and 2013/4979, respectively.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Turkey

15/7/2013

The DTA Protocol signed between Singapore and Turkey is to enter into force on August 7, 2013.


Treaty Update: Turkey - Singapore

13/6/2013

Turkey published Order 2013/4757 in its Official Gazette on June 5, 2013, ratifying the pending Protocol to the nation's DTA with Singapore.


Treaty Update: Guinea - Turkey

10/4/2013

The Turkish Government has confirmed that following a meeting with representatives from Guinea on April 5, 2013, the two nations will conclude negotiations towards a double tax agreement by the end of this year.


Treaty Update: Senegal - Turkey

5/4/2013

Senegal and Turkey concluded a first round of DTA negotiations, over four days, on March 28, 2013.


Treaty Update: Mauritius - Turkey

13/2/2013

Turkey and Mauritius agreed to open negotiations towards a DTA at a meeting on February 7, 2013.


Treaty Update: Turkey - Bermuda

30/1/2013

Turkey completed its domestic ratification procedures in respect of the TIEA signed with Bermuda, publishing an Order in its Official Gazette on January 17, 2013. Consequently, the TIEA is now in force.


Treaty Update: Turkey - Australia

25/1/2013

Turkey's parliament on January 17, 2013, endorsed Law 6407, approving the new DTA signed between Turkey and Australia.


Treaty Update: Turkey - Brazil

25/1/2013

The new Turkey-Brazil DTA signed on December 16, 2010, became effective on January 1, 2013, according to Order no. 2011/2624 published in Turkey's Official Gazette.


Treaty Update: Palestine - Turkey

27/11/2012

According to preliminary media reports, Palestine and Turkey initialled a DTA during four-day meetings that concluded on November 15, 2012.


Treaty Update: Isle of Man - Turkey

25/9/2012

The Isle of Man and Turkey signed a TIEA on September 21, 2012.


Treaty Update: Turkey - Kosovo

12/9/2012

Turkey and Kosovo signed a DTA on September 10, 2012.


Treaty Update: Turkey - Germany

7/8/2012

The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that the DTA signed between Germany and Turkey on September 19, 2011, entered into force on August 1, 2012, following the completion of both nations' ratification procedures.


Treaty Update: Brazil - Turkey

11/7/2012

According to preliminary media reports, Brazil's Senate on July 4, 2012, approved a law that would ratify the DTA signed between Turkey and Brazil.


Treaty Update: Brazil - Turkey

4/6/2012

According to preliminary media reports, on May 29, 2012, Brazil's House of Representatives approved the pending DTA signed with Turkey.


Treaty Update: Switzerland - Turkey

10/5/2012

The Swiss government announced on May 8, 2012, that the pending DTA between Switzerland and Turkey has now entered into force.


Treaty Update: Ghana - Turkey

2/5/2012

According to preliminary media reports, Turkey and Ghana concluded the first round of negotiations towards a bilateral DTA on April 20, 2012.


Treaty Update: Turkey - Ghana

30/4/2012

Ghana and Turkey held the first round of negotiations towards a bilateral DTA during three days of meetings which concluded on April 20, 2012.


Treaty Update: Germany - Turkey

18/4/2012

According to preliminary media reports, on April 9, 2012, Germany's lower house of parliament approved a law that would ratify the DTA signed between Germany and Turkey on September 19, 2011.


Treaty Update: Guernsey - Turkey

20/3/2012

The government of Guernsey has announced that a TIEA between Guernsey and Turkey was signed on March 13, 2012.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Turkey

6/3/2012

Singapore and Turkey signed a DTA Protocol on March 5, 2012, to introduce new provisions for the exchange of tax information on request.


Treaty Update: Turkey - Germany

7/2/2012

The Turkish tax authority has confirmed the ratification of the DTA between Turkey and Germany, which was published in the country's official gazette on January 24, 2012. The agreement has yet to be ratified by Germany.


Treaty Update: Turkey - Bermuda

25/1/2012

Turkey and Bermuda have signed a TIEA, the Bermuda government confirmed on January 24, 2012.


Treaty Update: Turkey - Switzerland

20/1/2012

According to preliminary media reports, Turkey has ratified the 2010 DTA signed with Switzerland, publishing it in the nation's Official Gazette.


Treaty Update: Turkey - Various

18/1/2012

According to preliminary media reports, Turkey on January 12, 2012, ratified its pending DTAs with Brazil and Switzerland.


Treaty Update: Germany - Turkey

4/1/2012

According to preliminary media reports, Turkish parliament has approved a pending DTA between Turkey and Germany for ratification.


Treaty Update: Turkey - Finland

22/12/2011

According to preliminary media reports, Turkey's President Abdullah Gul ratified the pending DTA and accompanying Protocol between Turkey and Finland on December 14, 2011.


Treaty Update: Turkey - Brazil

16/11/2011

According to preliminary media reports, the Turkish parliament has approved a draft law that would ratify the pending DTA between Turkey and Brazil, signed on December 16, 2010.


Treaty Update: Turkey - Switzerland

26/10/2011

According to preliminary media reports, Turkey's parliament adopted a law to ratify the pending DTA and accompanying protocol between Turkey and Switzerland on October 22, 2011.


Treaty Update: Turkey - Germany

20/9/2011

Germany and Turkey signed a DTA on September 19, 2011 which replaces the previous agreement terminated by Germany.


Treaty Update: New Zealand - Turkey

15/8/2011

New Zealand's Revenue Minister confirmed on August 10 that the DTA with Turkey has entered into force. The DTA will become effective for withholding taxes on January 1, 2012.


Treaty Update: Luxembourg - Turkey

15/8/2011

According to preliminary media reports, the Protocol updating the existing DTA between Luxembourg and Turkey entered into force on July 14. The Protocol's provisions will apply from January 1, 2012.


Treaty Update: Luxembourg - Turkey

10/8/2011

According to preliminary media reports, a protocol to the DTA between Luxembourg and Turkey entered into force on July 14, 2011.


Treaty Update: Australia - Turkey

30/6/2011

According to preliminary media reports, Australia's DTA with Turkey entered into force on June 27, 2011.


Treaty Update: Norway - Turkey

22/6/2011

According to preliminary media reports, the DTA entered into force on June 15, 2011. The DTA was signed on January 15, 2010 and is to apply from January 1, 2012.


Treaty Update: Norway - Turkey

22/6/2011

According to preliminary media reports, the DTA entered into force on June 15, 2011. The DTA was signed on January 15, 2010 and is to apply from January 1, 2012.


Treaty Update: Norway - Turkey

20/6/2011

The DTA was signed on January 15, 2010, and entered into force on June 15, 2011. The DTA will apply generally from January 1, 2012.


Treaty Update: Turkey - Norway

13/6/2011

Turkey ratified


Treaty Update: Canada - Turkey

27/5/2011

The DTA been signed on July 14, 2009. In Canada, the DTA is, in respect to withholding taxes, to apply on amounts paid/credited to non-residents on or after January 1, 2012, and, in respect of other taxes, for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2012. In Canada, the DTA covers all taxes imposed under the Income tax Act, and, in Turkey, it covers income tax, corporation tax, and the levy imposed on the income and corporate taxes. Dividend withholding tax to be imposed at 15% where the beneficial owner is a company directly holding shares representing at least 10% of the paying company's voting power. 20% is charged in al other cases. Interest is charged at 15%, except in the case of interest arising in Canada and paid to the Turkish government or Central Bank, and in Turkey and paid to the Canadian government, or Central Bank, which are then exempt. Royalty withholding tax limited to 10%.




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