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The General Prosecution Office of the Supreme Court of Appeal also advocates at the Court of Jurisdictional Disputes in order to resolve conflicts related to the jurisdiction of the court between judicial and administrative jurisdiction authorities. 

In this context, upon the refusal of jurisdictional challenge made in the cases instituted at administrative courts, a positive jurisdictional dispute is raised in favour of regular judiciary at the Court of Jurisdictional Disputes. For the cases heard at the Court of Jurisdictional Disputes, the General Prosecution Office of the Supreme Court of Appeal submits an opinion in writing and verbal explanations. Opinion is submitted on the dispute during the initial examination of files relating to positive and negative jurisdictional disputes and disputes of verdicts heard at the Court of Jurisdictional Disputes.



The General Prosecutor of the Supreme Court of Appeal can apply, ex officio or upon request, an “objection” against the decisions by the Criminal Chambers of the Supreme Court of Appeal in order to eliminate irregularities in a judgment and to ensure harmony in the implementation of legal provisions (pursuant to Article 308 of CPC)

Further, the General Prosecution Office of the Supreme Court of Appeal is mandated, by the Decree-Law No.696, to review the differences of opinion in Criminal Chambers of the Regional Courts of Appeal, and where necessary, apply to the relevant Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court of Appeal to remedy the difference identified.



As an independent and impartial institution, the General Prosecution Office monitors the statutes and programs of the political parties and their activities to ensure their compliance with the provisions of the Constitution and the Law. When it is suspected that a political party was founded illegally in its establishment phase, investigations are carried out by the General Prosecution Office of the Supreme Court of Appeal. It is also empowered to file a lawsuit for the closure of a political party at the Constitutional Court. The General Prosecution Office also has duties for keeping the registration file of the political parties and for conducting investigations related to the political parties (pursuant to the Constitution of the Republic of Turkey and Law No. 2820 on Political Parties).

During the office of Mehmet AKARCA as the General Prosecutor of the Supreme Court of Appeal, some political parties were identified to have participated in the elections in a manner to influence the wills of voters although their organizations were not active; as a result of the work on the matter, the organisations of those political parties who did not actively operate were identified; and criminal complaints were filed with the Public Prosecution Office of Ankara for political parties which were identified as failing to provide necessary information and documents or providing false statements.

Various applications were filed with the Constitutional Court on political parties which failed to comply with the Constitution and laws.

Queries on political party membership can be done through the website of the General Prosecution Office of the Supreme Court of Appeal or mobile phone messages.



The General Prosecution Office of the Supreme Court of Appeal is mandated to conduct investigations on high level public officers, prepare indictments, decide whether or not to prosecute, represent the prosecution at hearings, and resort to legal remedies.

1- Task of Investigation

The General Prosecution Office of the Supreme Court of Appeal conducts the investigation of offences in official capacity by the Secretary-General of the President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Turkish Grand National Assembly, undersecretaries and governors (pursuant to Article 12/1 of the Law No. 4483 on Trial of Civil Servants and Other Public Officials) and by the Chief Ombudsman and Ombudsmen (pursuant to Article 31/2 of the Law No. 6328 on Ombudsman Institution).

The General Prosecution Office of the Supreme Court of Appeal is also mandated to conduct the investigation of offences in official capacity by governors (pursuant to by Article 173 and 174 of the Law No. 298 on Basic Provisions on Elections and Voter Registers).

The General Prosecution Office of the Supreme Court of Appeal finalizes the case transmitted with a summary of proceedings as a result of investigation on general provisions in case of personal offences within the jurisdiction of heavy penal courts by the First President, deputy first presidents, chamber presidents, chamber members, General Prosecutor, or Deputy General Prosecutor of the Supreme Court of Appeal (pursuant to Article 46/6 of the Law No. 2797 on Supreme Court of Appeal).

The General Prosecution Office of the Supreme Court of Appeal finalizes the case transmitted with a summary of proceedings as a result of investigation on general provisions in case of personal offences within the jurisdiction of heavy penal courts by the President, Chief Prosecutor, deputy presidents, chamber presidents, chamber members of the Council of State (pursuant to the reference in Article 82/1 of the Law No.2575 on Council of State to the Law No. 2797 on Supreme Court of Appeal).

The General Prosecution Office of the Supreme Court of Appeal finalizes the case transmitted with a summary of proceedings as a result of investigation on general provisions in case of offences in official capacity or personal offences falling in the remit of heavy penal courts by the elected members of the Council of Judges and Prosecutors (pursuant to Article 38/9 of the Law No. 6087 of on Council of Judges and Prosecutors).

The General Prosecution Office of the Supreme Court of Appeal conducts the investigation on the Undersecretary of National Intelligence Organization (pursuant to Article 2674 of the Law No. 2937 of on State Intelligence Services and National Intelligence Organization).

2- Task of Preparing Indictments

The General Prosecution Office of the Supreme Court of Appeal is mandated to prepare indictments for offences in official capacity and personal offences by the elected members of the Council of Judges and Prosecutors and the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Justice who is a natural member of the Council (pursuat to the Law No. 4483 on Trial of Civil Servants and Other Public Officials, Article 46 of the Law No. 2797 on Supreme Court of Appeal, Law No. 6328 on Ombudsman Institution, Law No. 298 on Basic Principles on Elections and Voter Registers, Articles 38 and 39 of the Law No. 6087 on Council of Judges and Prosecutors)

3- Task of Representing the Prosecution Authority at the Constitutional Court and Relevant Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court of Appeal

When the Constitutional Court acts as “Supreme Court” for proceedings concerning high level public officers such as;

- The President of the Republic of Turkey,

- The President of the Turkish Grand National Assembly,

- The members of the Council of Ministers,

- Presidents and members of the Constitutional Court, Supreme Court of Appeal, Council of State, Council of Judges and Prosecutors, Court of Accounts, General Prosecutors and Deputy General Prosecutors,

 - Chief of General Staff,

- The Commanders of the Land, Naval and Air Forces and the General Commander of the Gendarmerie,

 the General Prosecution Office of the Supreme Court of Appeal represents the prosecuting authority at hearings (Article 148 of the Constitution). 

The General Prosecution Office of the Supreme Court of Appeal is mandated to represent the prosecution authority at the hearing of the relevant Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court of Appeal regarding;

  • The First President, deputy first presidents, chamber presidents, chamber members, General Prosecutor, Deputy General Prosecutors of the Supreme Court of Appeal (pursuant to Articles 27 and 46 of the Law No. 2797 on Supreme Court of Appeal);
  • The President, Chief Prosecutor, deputy presidents, chamber presidents, chamber members of the Council of State (pursuant to Article 82 of the Law No.2575 on Council of State);
  • Members of the Council of Judges and Prosecutors (pursuant to Article 38 of the Law No. 6087 of on  Council of Judges and Prosecutors);
  • Judges and prosecutors (pursuant to Article 90 of the Law No. 2802 on Judges and Prosecutors);
  • The Undersecretary of the National Intelligence Organization (pursuant to Article 26 of the Law No. 2937 of on State Intelligence Services and National Intelligence Organization, Article 13 of the Law No. 4483, Article 174 of the Law No. 298, Article 31/2 of the Law No. 6328)

4- Resorting to Legal Remedy

The General Prosecution Office of the Supreme Court of Appeal is mandated to resort to legal remedy of appeal against the decisions made by Criminal Chambers of the Supreme Court of Appeal as first instance court, and prepare the legal opinion where such decisions are appealed by the General Prosecution Office of the Supreme Court of Appeal or the parties to the case.



Upon a request of the Ministry of Justice  or ex officio, the General Prosecutor can apply  to the relevant  Criminal Chambers of the Supreme Court of Appeal for the reversal of a judgment in favor of law, which becomes final without an appeal. Such an appeal is undertaken in order to eliminate irregularities in the lower court’s ruling (pursuant to Article 309 of CPC).