Ratification of International Treaties

The ratification of the treaties to be concluded by foreign states and international organisations on behalf of the Republic of Turkey is subject to adoption of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey by a law approving the ratification.

Treaties which are subjected to adoption of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey by a law are submitted to Office of the Speaker by the President of the Republic. These treaties are promulgated by the Speaker in the Order Paper. From the time of the promulgation, any deputy might introduce a bill regarding ratification of the treaty.

In practice, those bills are always referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations as primary committee. Those bills are treated in accordance with the procedure that the other bills are subjected.