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Law No. 7261 on the establishment of National Environmental Agency and related amendments.

Type of law

This Law lays down rules for the establishment of Turkish Environmental Agency for the prevention of environmental pollution; the contribution to the protection, improvement and development of green areas; the increase in resource efficiency in line with the circular economy and zero waste approach; and the establishment, operation, monitoring and control of deposit management system on a national scale. This Law sets forth provisions on the activities, structure and budget of the Agency. This Law makes amendments in the Environment Law No. 2872 in the fields of strengthened waste management, recycling, and clean technologies. Furthermore, Article 20 is amended regarding the activities without environmental permit or environmental permits and licenses and related penalties. Provisional Clause 14 is added regarding the establishment of eco-labelling system.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
This Law enters into force on the day it is published in the Official Gazette.
The provisions of this Law are governed by the President.
Serial Imprint
Official Gazette No. 31350, 30 December 2020.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
T rkiye evre ajansinin kurulmasi ile bazi kanunlarda de i iklik yapilmasina dair Kanun No. 7261.