DIRECTORATE OF LEGAL AFFAIRS

Engin AKIN

Directorate of Legal Affairs engages in the legal problems of public entity laws, statutes, and regulations to find solutions within the limits of the powers as conferred by Çankaya Mayor. Directorate of Legal Affairs opens judicial and administrative proceeding, makes the necessary defense against lawsuits in the name of the president; connects judicial and administrative authorities, referees, with executive offices from various institutions and organizations from the notification on behalf of Çankaya Municipality. Directorate of Legal Affairs ensures Municipal Act in accordance to the legal requirements in the framework of regulation, and other applicable laws, regulations, statutes provided with powers, duties and responsibilities on behalf of Çankaya Municipality.

Collecting information and documents on open lawsuits or lawsuits to be opened from the relevant Municipality units, preparing claims and defense in the light of these documents and information, sending the decisions made by places of jurisdiction to the relevant units; performing all operations and taking all actions, filing lawsuits, tracking open lawsuits in order to protect the rights and benefits of the Municipality by representing the Municipality as claimant or respondent at places of jurisdiction and acting as agent of the Mayor; acting in awareness that withdrawal from lawsuits, amicable settlement, ensuring abatement of the action via failure to attend hearings or waiving appeal shall only be possible via written directions from the Mayor; examining warning letters sent to or by the legal entity of the Municipality on the letters of advice to be arranged by units from a legal perspective and providing opinions on these; complying with the directions that are sent by the mayorship as per legislations; preparing strategic plans for the Directorate and carrying out activities as per these plans; providing legal opinions on the problems faced by the municipal Directorates and institutions affiliated with the Municipality during their practices on demand from Directorates and approval from the mayorship are the main duties of the Directorate.

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