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Inleiding Turks recht (Introduction to Turkish Law)


Course Information Guide.

This outline of the course is available in English only. The language of the course is Turkish.

Admission requirements

Admission for credit is open to bachelor students. Master students may follow the course as a certificate programme.


The elective course ‘Introduction to Turkish Law’ consists of general introductions in various domains of Turkish law. Domains selected differ per year, but may include constitutional law, private law, criminal law, administrative law, tax law, labour law and legal history. The course is taught at Leiden Law School by lecturers of İstanbul University. The course is taught in Turkish, which brings with it that command of the Turkish language is a requirement. Both bachelor and master students may participate, however elective course credit (5 EC) is only available at bachelor level. Those who do not require credit may follow the course as a certificate programme.
The Course will consist of 4 weeks of bi-weekly lectures. Lectures will take place on Thursdays and Fridays.

Course objectives

The aim of the course is to provide students with relevant backgrounds with an introduction to Turkish law and make them aware of their own potential for comparative advantage as cross-border lawyers and jurists. Participating students can follow the course to develop a basic knowledge basis in relation to domains of positive Turkish Law, and/or opt to develop that basis by participating in further editions of this course or, other connected course programmes.

Achievement levels

The following achievement levels apply for this course:

  • Students will develop a basic knowledge of various domains of positive Turkish Law

  • Students will gain comparative insight as to differences and relationships between Dutch, European and Turkish Law

  • Students will develop basic competencies in resolving comparative cross-border legal issues


Wednesday 26th of April, 17:00-19:00
Friday 28th of April, 17:00-19:00
Wednesday 3rd of May, 17:00-19:00
Thursday 45th of May, 17:00-19:00
Thursday 11th of May, 17:00-19:00
Friday 12th of May, 17:00-19:00
Thursday 18th of May, 17:00-19:00
Friday 19th of May, 17:00-19:00

Mode of instruction


  • Number of (2 hour) lectures: 8

  • Names of lecturers: Prof. Dr. Adem Sozüer and other lecturers

  • Required preparation by students: Students will read relevant articles in academic journals. Students must submit a short summary of the materials before the lecture, as well as formulate two questions which they will ask during the lecture about the material.

Other methods of instruction

Assessment method

Examination form(s)

  • Written essay exam (100% of final grade)

Submission procedures
Via Blackboard.

Areas to be tested within the exam
The examination syllabus consists of the required reading (literature and case law) for the course, the course information guide and the content of the lectures.


More information on this course is offered on Blackboard.

Reading list

Obligatory course materials


  • Selected academic articles pertaining, course book.


  • All reading materials or links thereto will be placed on Blackboard.


Students must register for courses and exams through uSis.
Students enrolled at another Dutch university than Leiden may obtain access to uSis, by first submitting the form Inschrijven als bijvak/gaststudent (only available in Dutch).

Contact information

  • Co-ordinator: Dr. F.P. Ölçer

  • Work address: KOG, room C115

  • Contact information: Secretariat of the Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology, Mr. Wim Bonis

  • Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 7519

  • Email:


  • Institute: Criminal Law and Criminology

  • Department: Criminal Law and Criminology

  • Room number secretary: C 1.02

  • Opening hours: Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00

  • Telephone number secretary: +31 (0)71 527 7518

  • Email:


The language of this course is Turkish.


Belangstellenden die deze cursus in het kader van contractonderwijs willen volgen (met tentamen), kunnen meer informatie vinden over kosten, inschrijving, voorwaarden, etc. op de website van Juridisch PAO.