“Memleket isterim
Ne zengin fakir, ne sen ben farkı olsun;
Kış günü herkesin evi barkı olsun.”

“I’d like a country
That’s neither rich nor poor, where there is no difference between you and me;
Where everyone has a home in winter days.”

Cahit Sıtkı Tarancı (1910 – 1956)

TURUNÇ’s data protection and privacy practice was formed long before the GDPR and its Turkish counterpart KVKK came into force. Since our founding, we’ve advised multinational clients on privacy issues as they relate to employees, customers and other third parties, particularly on the compliance of companies’ global practices with Turkish constitutional rights.

Based on the strength of our historical practice, we were one of the first firms to build a dedicated and strong data protection and privacy practice in the new era of GDPR and its ilk.

Our advice is all-encompassing and includes building and maintaining compliance programs, reviewing the adequacy of existing programs, developing business models and products (privacy by design), cross-border and group company protection and transfer matters, employee data protection, advising boards on best practices, dealings with regulators, drafting privacy agreements, and integrating data protection and privacy safeguards into transactions.

Our data protection and privacy team works closely with all of our other practice areas, in particular employment and technology.

We are a founding member, and our managing partner Kerem Turunç is a member of the supervisory board, of the Data Protection Association. We also regularly author the Turkish chapter of Lexology: Getting the Deal Through’s Data Protection and Privacy title.


TURUNÇ Advises Wellbees on its Bridge Financing Round

03 Apr 2024
TURUNÇ has advised Wellbees, a Turkish-U.S. corporate well-being platform with an international customer base, on its bridge financing round led by Sabancı Ventures. 212, Enocta and angel investors also participated in the round. The TURUNÇ team included Kerem Turunç, Beste Yıldızili Ergül and Canberk Taze. Please see here for more information (in Turkish).

TURUNÇ Ranked in The Legal 500 EMEA 2024 Edition

27 Mar 2024
TURUNÇ was ranked once again by The Legal 500 in the guide’s EMEA 2024 edition, which researches law firms by country and practice area in the EMEA region. In a testament to its diverse practice areas, the Firm was ranked in seven areas: Banking, Finance and Capital Markets; Commercial, Corporate and M&A; Competition; Dispute Resolution;...

TURUNÇ Advises Boğaziçi Ventures on its Investment in

19 Mar 2024
TURUNÇ has advised Boğaziçi Ventures on its investment in, a provider of products for faster backend development. Inveo Ventures also joined the round. Boğaziçi Ventures is a leading Turkish Capital Markets Board-regulated venture capital fund focused primarily on fintech, health tech, retail tech and gaming. The TURUNÇ team included Kerem Turunç, Yasemin Erden, Beste...