Energy Law

An Overview of Regulations and Developments





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As Turkey’s energy sector continues to grow, understanding the laws and regulations surrounding energy production, distribution, and consumption is crucial. Energy law in Turkey encompasses a range of legal areas, including environmental law, corporate law, and regulatory law. This article aims to provide an overview of energy law in Turkey and the recent developments in this field, highlighting the expertise of the lawyers at Turk Fortune in this area.

Expertise of Turk Fortune Lawyers

With the complex and ever-evolving nature of energy law in Turkey, having the right legal support is crucial. The lawyers at Turk Fortune have a deep understanding of the legal framework surrounding the energy sector, and their expertise includes areas such as environmental law, corporate law, and regulatory law. They are well-versed in the recent developments in energy law and can provide businesses and investors with comprehensive legal advice on entering or expanding in the Turkish energy market.

Regulatory Framework

The Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) is responsible for regulating the energy market in Turkey. EMRA was established in 2001 and is responsible for issuing licenses, overseeing energy market activities, and promoting competition in the market. The legal framework for the energy sector in Turkey is governed by the Electricity Market Law, the Natural Gas Market Law, and the Petroleum Market Law.

Renewable Energy

Turkey is making significant strides in the development of renewable energy sources. The Renewable Energy Law of 2005 provides a framework for the development of renewable energy, including wind, solar, hydro, and geothermal energy. The government has set a target to generate 30% of the country’s electricity from renewable sources by 2023.

Electricity Market

The Turkish electricity market is regulated by the Electricity Market Law of 2001. The law establishes the rules for the operation of the electricity market and outlines the responsibilities of market participants, including producers, distributors, and consumers. The market operates under a pool system, which means that producers sell their electricity to the market operator at a regulated price, and the operator sells the electricity to distributors and consumers.

Natural Gas Market

The Natural Gas Market Law of 2001 regulates the natural gas market in Turkey. The law establishes the rules for the distribution and sale of natural gas and outlines the responsibilities of market participants, including importers, distributors, and consumers. The law also encourages competition in the market and promotes the use of natural gas as a clean energy source.


Energy law in Turkey is a complex and ever-evolving field, with regulations and developments shaping the energy sector’s future. Understanding the legal framework and recent developments is essential for businesses and investors looking to enter or expand in the Turkish energy market. With the government’s commitment to renewable energy and the continued growth of the sector, Turkey presents numerous opportunities for those interested in the energy industry, with the expert guidance of the lawyers at Turk Fortune.

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