Taking Voluntary Depositions of Willing Witnesses in Turkey

Taking Voluntary Depositions of Willing Witnesses in Turkey

Need to depose a willing witness in Turkey? You are in luck. Turkey is a signatory to the Hague Evidence Convention and in general you can depose willing witnesses without any special formalities or involvement of foreign courts. Below, is the latest official info on taking depos in Turkey, taken from the U.S. Department of State website http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/english/legal-considerations/judicial/country/turkey.html:


Voluntary depositions of willing witnesses in civil and commercial matters are permitted regardless of the nationality of the witness. Oral depositions or depositions on written questions may be taken by U.S. consular officers or by private attorneys at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate, or at another location such as a hotel or office, either on notice or pursuant to a commission. If the services of a U.S. consular officer are required to administer an oath to the witness, interpreter and stenographer, such arrangements must be made in advance with the U.S. embassy directly.

Here at Optima Juris, we arrange depositions in Turkey regularly, with a 100% success rate. Our court reporters and legal videographers are seasoned professionals who are used to working in Turkey.

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Ian Hardy

President/Global Deposition Expert at Optima Juris
Ian Hardy is an internationally-recognized Global Deposition Expert and President of Optima Juris, the world’s first and only agency exclusively specialized in deposition services for U.S. legal matters abroad. With over 15 years of experience organizing depositions throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Oceania, Ian now brings his know-how directly to the legal community.

Ian’s experience and expertise has made him the go-to source for understanding the issues and requirements for successfully arranging depositions outside of the U.S. As a valuable and active member of the international legal community, Ian regularly gives talks to law firms, domestic reporting agencies, and in-house legal departments on how to successfully set up and conduct legal depositions globally.

Ian is here to help! He wants every member of the legal community to achieve success when setting-up a depo in today’s rapidly globalizing world. So don’t be shy: get in touch with him today!
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