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In brief


The Turkish Medicine and Medical Devices Agency (TİTCK) published the Application Guidelines for Electronic Scientific Meetings and Electronic Product Promotion Meetings (Guidelines) based on the Regulation on Promotion of Pharmaceuticals (Regulation). The Guidelines provide detailed explanations on electronic applications made to the TİTCK by relevant companies (e.g. marketing authorization holders) for scientific meetings and electronic product promotion meetings.

Key Takeaways

  • According to the Guidelines, relevant companies must apply to the TİTCK for electronic scientific meetings they wish to sponsor. Companies must notify the TİTCK of the national meeting at least five business days before the meeting, and provide information on the content of the meeting, a list of potential participants, cost items and organized events. For international meetings, the TİTCK must be notified at least 30 business days before the meeting.
  • The Guidelines also provide that electronic product promotion meetings can only be organized as one-day events, which cannot be longer than four hours; these meetings cannot be organized using the health organizations’ meeting sources/infrastructures; or published or archived on the health organizations’ websites.  The Guidelines are available here (in Turkish).

Ayca Dogu is an Associate in Esin Attorney Partnership, Istanbul office.


Ayca Dogu is an Associate in Esin Attorney Partnership, in Istanbul office. Istanbul


Can Sözer is a senior associate at Esin Attorney Partnership, the Instanbul office of Baker McKenzie. He focuses his practice on domestic and international trade and commerce. He advises companies on Turkish laws applicable to the launch and operation of companies’ activities, goods and services in Turkey, both physical and online. He also advises companies on intellectual property and information technologies and communications. His industrial focus is on media, online business, consumer goods and luxury and fashion.

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