The Statute for the Center for Spatial Justice (MAD)
Name and Location of the Association
Article 1–The name of the association is “Center for Spatial Justice“. Its headquarters are located in Istanbul. The association has no branches.
Aim and Fields of Activity of the Association and Activities and the Manners to Be Followed by the Association to Attain This Object and Its Scope:
Article 2– The association was founded with the aim of conducting cross-disciplinary studies (in the fields of urban planning, architecture, engineering, law, sociology, history, media studies, technology, design, psychology, arts and other fields) concerning the development of more just, ecological, democratic processes and practices in urban and rural spaces to produce, accumulate and share innovate and high-quality knowledge informed by society. It aims to make Istanbul, and rural and urban spaces beyond Istanbul, as well as their historical layers and contemporary spatial transformations comprehensible and contribute to the development of ecological and democratic spatial policies and their practices. It surveys and participates in global practices and design processes that align with its purposes such as conducting exemplary contemporary studies, and developing and supporting practices to realize its objectives.
The association believes that democratic participation starts with space. It maintains the conviction that all interventions to space including urban transformation projects are not ‘specialist’ matters or only up to politicians to decide. It advocates the idea that taking decisions on our living spaces in solidarity and in an organized way and removing barriers to participation are among the most basic democratic rights. It believes that spatial justice can only be attained when common resources, values, and spaces that belong to society are not exchanged for private gain or interests, when spatial policies and services are designed in a way that strengthens social justice and when the quality of public transportation and public spaces are increased. The association believes in:
-the necessity of public decision-making processes for taking decisions relating to the city,
-maintaining a balance between the built environment and the natural environment by embracing an approach that sees the urban and the rural as a whole,
-the necessity to strengthen the relations between buildings and streets, streets and neighborhoods, neighborhoods and the city, rural areas and the city,
-the necessity of enabling migrants, refugees, undocumented people to benefit from urban services and participate in decisions concerning urban matters in the framework of the ‘fellow-townsman law’ by supporting those who live in the city and who feel they belong to the city in having access to spaces, benefiting from resources and participating in decision-making,
-the need to protect tangible and intangible cultural and natural heritage with an emphasis on their use value,
-the role of diversity as a fundamental element of rural areas and cities.
To attain its objectives, the association works towards:
-the protection of the ecosystem for the next generations,
-maintaining respect for different living beings, social and cultural practices and priorities as a minimum requirement for urban and rural living,
-developing policies to prevent discrimination against different lifestyles, identities, and cultures,
-maintaining the rights of people and communities who were forced to leave their places of residence,
-conducting social impact analyses for investment decisions because it is a public responsibility to sustain economic development with protection measures for local manufacturers, artisans and craftspeople,
-removing barriers to realize the maximum potential of those who live in rural areas and the city,
-emphasizing the right to healthy, affordable, culturally adequate housing integrated to the city and urban services in a secure environment as a fundamental human right.
Activities to Be Carried out by the Association and Their Format
1-To carry out studies for effectiveness and improvement of activities,
2-To organize and produce meetings, documentaries, TV programs, websites, culture and arts events, public forums, courses, seminars, panels, conferences, symposia, trainings, visits, all kinds of meetings and events; to conduct researches and issue publications; to conduct academic studies; to develop projects or form monitoring groups; to organize competitions, announce and give awards independently or in cooperation with other institutions (civil, public or private) in accordance with the objectives of the association.
3-To collect all kinds of information, documents and publications, establish libraries and documentation centers to attain its objectives and issue periodical and non-periodical publications such as newspapers, magazines, books or bulletins in paper and online to announce its activities.
4-To provide a healthy working environment and all kinds of technical tools and supplies, equipment (fixtures) and stationary materials to attain the objective,
5-Provided the necessary approvals are obtained, to be involved in fundraising activities and welcome donations at home and from abroad,
6-To establish and manage commercial, trade and industrial enterprises in order to generate the income required to actualize the objectives specified in the Statute,
7- To establish clubs, and build social and cultural facilities for its members and furnish them,
8-To organize or help its members to enjoy such events as meetings with service of meals, concerts, balls, exhibitions, sports, excursions and entertainments for establishment and maintenance of interpersonal relations between workers,
9-To purchase, sell, take and give on lease movable and immovable property required for the Association’s activities and to create real rights on the real estate,
10-When deemed necessary for the realization of its objective, establishing foundations, federations or participating in an already established federation both in Turkey and abroad and establishing the facilities that associations are allowed after the required permits are obtained,
11-To be involved in international activities, to be a member of foreign associations and institutions, to collaborate with such organizations on projects and conferences, to support each other,
12- When deemed necessary to fulfill its objective, provided that the provisions of the Law on the Relations of Associations and Foundations with Public Bodies and Institutions numbered 5072 are reserved, implementing joint projects with public bodies and institutions on issues that fall within the scope of its fields of activity,
13- Set up provident funds in order to meet short-term loans demands of their members with emergency goods such as food and clothes and other products and services,
14-To set up representative offices at locations deemed fit to carry out the association’s activities,
15-To form platforms with other associations, foundations, unions and similar civil organizations to realize a common objective.
16-To make appeals as part of administrative or legal processes, launch lawsuits and intervene in ongoing lawsuits in situations deemed necessary for the objectives of the association,
17-To organize events with chambers and universities, develop and carry out projects independently or collectively, participate in events and projects organized by others in situations deemed appropriate to attain its objectives.
Association’s Field of Activity
The association is involved in the social field in Turkey and abroad.
Membership Rights and Procedures:
Article 3-Individuals and legal entities, who have full capacity to act, embrace the objectives and principles of the association, agree to work in this direction and satisfy the requirements of the legislation, have the right to be members of this association. However, foreign individuals must also have the right to settle in Turkey to be members. This requirement does not apply to honorary membership.
Membership applications shall be made to the chairmanship of the association in writing, which will result in a written decision by the board of directors in admission of membership or its refusal within thirty days at the latest. The member whose application is accepted is entered in the register to be maintained for this purpose.
Special Provisions of Membership
Article 4-A member should make a commitment to work in at least one of the working groups formed or will be formed by the board of directors of the association,
One should apply for a membership with references from at least two association members.
Article 5- Individuals, who have provided the association with material and immaterial support, may be admitted as honorary members if admitted and approved by the board of directors.
Honorary members are not required to pay the membership fee and cannot vote in general assemblies.
Honorary members can participate in association activities and benefit from its facilities.
Resignation from Membership
Article 6-Any member has the right to resign from the membership of the association by giving notice in writing.
Upon receipt of the member’s resignation petition by the board of directors, such resignation shall be considered to have been finalized. A resignation from the membership does not set the member free from accumulated debts to the association.
Dismissal from Membership
Article 7-Events that require dismissal from membership of the association:
1-To act in violation of the association’s statute,
2-To decline to perform assigned jobs repeatedly,
3-To fail to pay the membership fee within six months despite the written warnings,
4-Not to comply with the decisions taken by the association’s organs.
5-To loose eligibility for membership,
Membership can be ceased by the decision of the board of directors in case of confirmation of any of the foregoing events.
Records of individuals, who have resigned or been dismissed from the association, shall be deleted from the register of members and these individuals shall not make a claim to patrimony of the association.
Organs of the Association:
Article 8-Below are the organs of the association:
2-Board of directors
3-Board of supervisors
Composition, Meeting Time of the Association’s General Assembly and Procedures for Calling and Holding a Meeting:
Article 9- General assembly, which is the most competent decision-making body of the association, comprises the members registered in the association.
The general assembly convenes;
1-Ordinarily at times specified herein,
2-Extraordinarily as required by the board of directors or board of supervisors or pursuant to the written request of one fifth of the members of the association, it will convene extraordinarily within thirty days as a result of the call of the board of directors. The general assembly shall be ordinarily held in May once in 2 years. The board of directors can call the general assembly for a meeting.
If the board of directors does not call the general assembly for a meeting, pursuant to one of the members submitting an application, the civil court judge shall assign three members to call the general assembly for a meeting.
Board of directors shall issue the list of members entitled to participate in the general assembly according to the statute of the association. It will call the members, who has the right to attend the general assembly, minimum fifteen days in advance by means of publishing the date, time, place and agenda of the meeting in at least one newspaper or on the website of the association or by notifying members in writing or via electronic mails or the phone numbers submitted by members. In this call, it is specified on which date, hour and place the second meeting will be held in case of failure to convene due to the absence of a majority. The interval between the first and the second meeting may not be less than seven days or more than sixty days.
If the meeting is postponed for another reason, this situation will be announced to the members through the publication of a second announcement using the same means of publishing for the announcement of the first meeting provided that the postponement reasons are notified. As of the postponement date of the second meeting, it has to be made within six months. The members are recalled for the second meeting as per rules set forth in paragraph 1.
The general assembly meeting shall not be postponed more than once.
The general assembly shall be held with the attendance of an absolute majority of the eligible members and with two thirds thereof in case of amendments to the statute or in the event of a dissolution of the association. In case of a postponement of the meeting due to the absence of a majority, no pursuant is required for the second meeting. However, the number of attendants may not be less than two times the full number of board of directors’ and board of supervisors’ members.
The list of members eligible for attending the general meeting shall be made available at the place of meeting. The officially issued identity cards of members attending the meeting shall be controlled by the board members or officers designated by the board. The members enter the meeting place by signing opposite their names on a list prepared by the board.
The presence of a meeting quorum shall be confirmed by a report and the meeting shall be opened by the chairman or a member of the board designated by the chairman. The absence of a meeting quorum shall be also indicated in a report issued by the board of directors.
After opening the meeting, a chairman to preside at the meeting, and an adequate number of deputy chairmen and a secretary shall be appointed.
In voting for appointments to the association’s organs, members casting votes must present their identity cards to the presiding committee and sign their names on the list of attendants.
It is the responsibility of the chairman to direct the meeting and to maintain its security.
At the general meeting, only the items on the agenda are considered. However, matters required in writing by one tenth of attendants to be considered must be added to the agenda.
At the general meeting, each member has only one vote; the member must cast his/her vote in person. An honorary member may attend the meeting but may not vote. In the case of a legal entity that is a member, the chairman of the board of the legal entity or its designee votes.
Matters discussed and resolutions passed at the meeting shall be recorded in the proceedings and signed jointly by the chairman and secretaries. At the end of the meeting, the proceedings and other documents shall be delivered to the chairman of the board. The chairman of the board is obliged to keep and deliver to the recently elected board such documents within seven days.
Procedures and Manner of Voting and Making Decisions at a General Assembly
Article 10-Unless otherwise stipulated, an open ballot shall be held at the general meeting. In open voting, the procedure indicated by the chairman of the meeting shall be followed.
In the case of secret ballots, papers or voting ballots sealed by the chairman of the meeting shall be put into an empty container after the members do what is necessary and determined by an open breakdown following the end of the voting procedure.
Resolutions of the general assembly are passed by an absolute majority of the attendants, provided, however, that decisions on the amendment to the statute or a dissolution of the association must be made by a two thirds majority of the attendants.
Resolutions Passed without a Meeting or a Call
Resolutions passed with the participation of all members in writing, without holding a meeting, and those passed by all members of the association by convening without compliance to a written call specified herein are valid. The fact that a resolution is passed does not correspond to an ordinary meeting.
Duties and Powers of the General Assembly:
Article 11-The following are considered and decided by the general assembly.
1-Election of the association’s organs,
2-Amendment of the association’s statute,
3-Consideration of the board of directors and board of supervisors’ reports and discharge of the board of directors,
4-Consideration of the budget prepared by the board of directors and approval of it with or without any changes,
5-Authorization of the board of directors to purchase immovable assets required for the association or to sell the existing real estate,
6-Review and approval with or without revisions of directives to be issued by the board of directors as regards the association’s affairs,
7-Determination of emolument, any allowances, travel allowance and compensations to be paid to the non-public-official chairman and members of the board of directors and board of supervisors and of per diems and travel allowances to be paid to members charged with the services of the association,
8-Deciding to join or separate from a federation,
9- Deciding to be involved in international activities, participation in or separation from other associations or institutions abroad,
10-Any foundation to be established by the association,
11-The dissolution of the association,
12-Review of and decision on other proposals by the board of directors,
13-Fulfillment of other duties vested in the general assembly board by the legislation.
The general assembly supervises the other organs of the association and is entitled to dismiss them from office at any time on justified grounds.
The general assembly is the authority that passes the final resolution for acceptance of membership and discharge of members from the association. As the most-competent organ of the association, the general assembly performs operations not assigned to any other organ of the association and exercises powers not conferred to them.
Formation, Duties and Powers of the Board of Directors
Article 12-The five full and five substitute members of the board shall be appointed by the general assembly.
By a decision made at the first meeting after the appointment, the board designates the chairman, deputy chairman, secretary, accountant and member.
The Board of Directors can be called for a meeting at any time as long as all members are given notice. The meeting quorum is half of the number of the members plus one. The decision quorum is a simple majority of the members in attendance.
In case of a vacation of a seat of a member of the board by resignation or for any other reason, a substitute member must be invited to the office according to a majority vote taken at a general assembly.
Duties and Powers of the Board of Directors
The board of directors deals with the following matters.
1-To represent the association or authorize one or more members for this purpose,
2-To perform procedures for revenue and expense accounts and to prepare and present to the general assembly the budget for the coming period,
3-To issue and present for the approval of the general assembly the directives for the activities of the association,
4-With the authority conferred by the general assembly, to acquire real estate, to sell movable and immovable property owned by the association, to have building or facilities erected, to enter into rental contracts, to arrange for creation of pledges, mortgages or real estate rights in favor of the association,
5-To ensure that representative offices are set up in locations deemed suitable,
6- To implement decisions taken at the general assembly,
7-At the end of each operational year, to prepare the business account or balance sheet and income statement of the association and the report explaining the activities of the board, and to present them to the general assembly when it convenes,
8-To ensure that the budget is implemented,
9-To decide on admissions to or dismissals from membership to the association,
10-To make and implement any decisions on activities for the attainment of objectives of the association,
11-To fulfill duties vested in and powers conferred by the legislation.
Formation, Duties and Powers of the Board of Supervisors:
Article 13-Three full and three substitute members of the board of supervisors shall be appointed by the general assembly.
In case of a vacation of the seat of a full member of the board of supervisors because of resignation or any other reasons, it is required that the substitute members be invited to office according to a majority of the votes obtained at the general meeting.
Duties and Powers of the Board of Supervisors
In accordance with the principles and procedures specified herein and at intervals not exceeding a period of one year, the board of supervisors shall inspect whether or not the association operates in accordance with the mission and tasks specified herein; whether or not legal books, accounts and records are kept and maintained in accordance with the legislation and the statute of the association, and shall present the conclusions of such an audit in a report to the board of directors and to the general assembly when it convenes.
If necessary, the board of supervisors shall invite the general assembly to meet.
Association’s Sources of Income:
Article 14-Below are the revenue sources of the association.
1-Membership fee: Members are asked to pay a membership admission fee of TRY 100 and a monthly fee of TRY 10. The general assembly has the authority to raise or decrease these amounts.
2-Donations and assistances made voluntarily by individuals and legal entities to the association,
3-Revenues from such events as tea parties and meetings with meal services, excursions, entertainments, performances, concerts, sport events and conferences organized by the association,
4-Revenues from the endowment of the association,
5-Grants and aids raised under provisions of legislations to fundraising,
6-Income from commercial operations undertaken by the association to obtain income needed for the attainment of its objective.
Association’s Principles and Procedures for Maintenance of Legal Books to Be Kept:
Article 15- Association shall keep the books in accordance with the operation account principle. However, if the annual gross income exceeds the amount specified in Article-31 of the Regulation on Associations, then starting with the following fiscal period, the books will be kept according to the balance sheet principle.
If the balance sheet principle is preferred and in case it is below the aforementioned limit for two consecutive fiscal periods, then as of the following year, operation account principle may be applied.
Regardless of the aforementioned limit, the books can be kept according to the balance sheet principle pursuant to a board of directors’ resolution.
If the association establishes a commercial enterprise, books will be kept separately for this commercial enterprise in accordance with the provisions of the Tax Procedure Law.
Books and records of the association shall be maintained in accordance with procedures and principles set forth in the Regulation on Associations.
Legal Books to Be Kept
The association shall keep the following books:
- a) Below are the legal books to be kept on the business account basis and the rules to be followed:
- Register of Resolutions: Board resolutions are recorded in this book on the order of their dates and numbers and the resolutions shall be signed by the board members who participated in these meetings.
- Register of Members: The identification information of the members of the association and dates of entry and leaving are recorded in this book. The membership and annual fees paid by the members may also be written in this book.
- Register of Documents: Incoming and outgoing documents are recorded in this logbook based on their dates and serial numbers. The original copies of the incoming documents and the copies of the outgoing documents shall be filed. The documents received and sent via electronic mail shall be kept after they are printed.
- Business Account Book: The association’s income and expenses are recorded in these books clearly and regularly.
- Receipt Documents Book: The serial and item numbers of the receipt documents and the names, surnames and signatures of those, who receive and return these documents, and the dates on which they are returned are recorded in this book.
- Plant Ledger: The dates on which inventory stocks that belong to the association are acquired and the form by which they are acquired and the places where they are used or given and the removal of those whose lifetime expired are recorded in this ledger.
It is not obligatory to keep the Receipt Documents Book and Plant Ledger.
- b) Below are the legal books to be kept on the balance sheet basis and the rules to be followed:
1-In case of maintenance of books on the balance sheet basis, those specified in items 1, 2, 3 and 6 of the paragraph (a) shall be kept.
2-Journal and Ledger: The keeping of and recording in such books shall be done as per directives in the Accounting System Application General Communique issued under the Tax Procedural Act and by the authority conferred by this Act to the Ministry of Finance.
Certification of Legal Books
Legal books that shall be kept by the association (except the ledger) have to be certified by the provincial office of associations or a notary public before the beginning of their use. Such books must continue to be used until all pages thereof are used and interim certifications thereof are not allowed. However, the journals, which are kept on the balance sheet basis, must be recertified on the last month of each year precedent to the year in which they will be used.
Preparation of Income Statement and Balance Sheet
In the case of maintenance of books on the business account basis, the “Business Account Statement” (as specified in ANNEX-16 of the Regulation on Associations) shall be prepared at year-ends (31 December). In case of maintenance of books under the balance-sheet principle, the balance-sheet and income statement shall be prepared at year-ends (31 December) in accordance with the Accounting System Practice General Communique issued by the Finance Ministry.
Association’s Revenue and Expense Transactions
Article 16-Revenue and expense documents;
Association’s revenues shall be collected via a receipt document (as exemplified in ANNEX-17 of the Associations Regulation). If the association’s revenues are collected via banks, the account document issued by the bank or documents such as account statements shall be considered as receipt documents.
As for the association’s expenses, payments shall be made by such disbursement documents such as invoices, retail slips or receipts issued by the self-employed. However, for disbursements by the association under Section 94 of the Income Tax Act, an expense voucher shall be issued pursuant to the Tax Procedural Act, while an “Expense Receipt” or a “Bank Receipt” (copy of which appears on ANNEX-13 to the Associations Regulation) shall be issued for disbursement not covered by that section.
Free-of-charge deliveries of products or services to be effected by the association to individuals, institutions or organizations shall be made by “Delivery Note of Aid in Kind” (copy of which is found in ANNEX-14 to the Associations Regulation). However, free deliveries of products and services by individuals, institutions or organizations to the association shall be accepted by a “Receipt Note of Donation in Kind” (copy of which is shown in ANNEX-15 to the Associations Regulation).
These documents shall be printed in the form and size specified in ANNEX-13, 14 and 15 to the Associations Regulation as bindings that have consecutive series or serial numbers and consist of fifty self-carbonated master copies and fifty counterfoils or as forms or continuous forms which will be printed via electronic systems or printing machines. Documents that will be printed as forms or continuous forms shall have the aforementioned qualities.
“Receipts” to be used for collection of revenues (in the form and size as specified in ANNEX-17 to the Associations Regulation) shall be printed in a printing house in accordance with the decision of the board.
Procedures for arrangement of printing, checking and taking delivery from the printing house of the receipts, for recording in the register delivery and receipt by and between the former and new accountants and using such vouchers by individual(s) to receive revenue for and on behalf of the association and for delivery of funds collected shall be made pursuant to relevant provisions of the Associations Regulation.
Individual(s) to receive revenue for and on behalf of the association shall be designated by a decision of the board with an indication of the authorization period. The “Authorization” (copy of which appears on ANNEX-19 to the Associations Regulation) containing full identity particulars, signature and photographs of the individual(s), who will receive revenue, shall be issued in duplicate by the association and approved by the chairman of the board of the association. Full members of the board may collect revenues without the authorization document.
The duration of the authorization document shall be determined by the board as one year the most. The expired authorization documents shall be renewed according to the first clause. It is obligatory to return the authorization documents back to the board of directors within one week, in case of expiry of the document, dismissal or death of the person the document is authorized for. In addition, the authorization for collecting revenues can always be cancelled with the decision of the board.
The Reservation Duration of the Revenue and Expenditure Documents
The receipt, expenditure and other documents that are used by the association, except the registry books, shall be conserved for 5 years in accordance with the number and date sequence within the books they are registered without prejudice to the duration stated in specific regulations.
Submission of Statement
Article 17-The “Association’s Statement” (provided in ANNEX-21 to the Associations Regulation) concerning the operations of the association in the previous year and the year-end results of revenue and expense transactions shall be filled out by the board and presented by the chairman of association to the highest local authority within the first four months of each calendar year.
Duty to Communicate
Article 18-Communications to be made to the public authorities;
Communication of Conclusions of the General Assembly
Within thirty days of closure of the ordinary and extraordinary general meetings, the “Report on Results of the General Assembly” (as shown in ANNEX-3 to the Associations Regulation) containing the data of full and substitute members appointed to the board of directors and board of supervisors and other organs and attachments thereto shall be provided to the highest local public authority. In case of an amendment of a statute in the general assembly, general assembly meeting proceedings, the new and old form of the articles changed, the last form of the statute with each page signed by the simple majority of the members of the board shall be submitted to the highest local authority as appendix to an announcement in written form within the time limits stated in this article.
Notification for Acquiring Real Estates
The real estates acquired by the association shall be announced by submitting a “Real Estate Notification” to the highest local authority within 30 days after their registration at the land registry office (as stated in the ANNEX-26 of the Associations Regulation).
Notification for Receiving Donations from Abroad
In case of receiving donations from abroad “Notification for Receiving Donation from Abroad” shall be filled and submitted to the highest local authority before receiving the donation (as stated in the ANNEX-4 of the Associations Regulation).
It is obligatory to receive cash donations via banks and fulfill the announcement procedures before using it.
Announcement of Changes
The change in the location of the association by submitting a “Notification for Location Change” (stated in the ANNEX-4 of the Associations Regulation); the change in the organs of the association except the general assembly (as stated in the ANNEX-25 of the Associations Regulation) by filling “Notification for Change in the Association’s Organs) shall be announced to the highest local authority within 30 days after the change is made.
The changes in the constitution of the association shall be submitted to the highest local authority as an appendix to the general assembly resolution within 30 days after the general assembly meeting where the changes are made.
Opening Representation Offices
Article 19-Association may open representation offices representative in locations deemed suitable pursuant to a board of directors’ resolution. Individual(s) authorized by the association’s board of directors as representatives, shall submit the address of the representation office to the highest local authority at the place where it will be opened. The representation office cannot participate in the general assembly meeting of the head office.
Article 20- The association can be internally audited by the general assembly, board of directors or the board of supervisors or auditing can be carried out by independent auditing institutions. The audits carried out by the general assembly, board of directors or independent auditing institutions, shall not release the board of supervisors from its obligations.
The association will be audited latest once a year by the board of supervisors. General assembly or board of directors may conduct an audit if deemed necessary or they may have the independent auditing institutions conduct the audit.
Loan Procedures for the Association
Article 21-The association may obtain loans when deemed necessary in order to fulfill the objective of the association and carry out its activities based on a board of directors’ decision. This loan may be obtained in cash or in the form of purchasing credited goods and services. However, this borrowing procedure cannot be carried out at the amounts that the association cannot cover with its own sources of income and in a manner that would force the association into a financial difficulty.
Amendments to the Statute
Article 22 – Statute can be amended with a general assembly resolution.
In order to amend the statute at the general assembly, 2/3 majority of the members, who are entitled to participating in the general assembly, shall be sought. If the quorum cannot be obtained and the meeting is postponed, majority shall not be sought during the second meeting. However, the number of members who participate in this meeting cannot be less than twice the total number of members of the supervisory boards and the association’s management.
The quorum required to amend the statute is 2/3 of the members who participate in the meeting and have the right to vote. Open ballot shall be held for amending the statute at the general assembly.
Dissolution of the Association and Liquidation of its Endowment
Article 23– Association’s general assembly may decide for the dissolution of the association at any time. In order for the general assembly to decide for the termination of the association, at least 2/3 of the members of the association, who have the right to attend the general assembly according to the statute, have to be present at the meeting. If the quorum cannot be obtained and the meeting is postponed, majority shall not be sought during the second meeting. However, the number of members, who participate in this meeting, cannot be less than twice the total number of members of the supervisory boards and board of directors.
The quorum required to dissolve the association is 2/3 of the members who participate in the meeting and have the right to vote. Open ballot shall be held for dissolving the association at the general assembly.
When a termination decision is adopted by the general assembly, the liquidation of the monies, goods and rights of the association shall be made by the liquidation board comprised of the members of the last board of directors. These procedures shall be initiated as of the date when the general assembly resolution regarding the termination is adopted or when it is finalized that it automatically expires. For all of the procedures within the liquidation period, the association’s name shall be used as ” Center for Spatial Justice Association Under Liquidation”.
Liquidation Board is responsible and authorized to complete the liquidation procedures for the association’s monies, goods and rights in accordance with the legislation from the beginning until the end. This committee will first examine the association’s accounts. During the examination, the books, receipt documents, expense documents, title deeds and bank records and other documents that belong to the association shall be determined and its assets and liabilities will be reported. During the liquidation procedures, a call will be made to the creditors of the association and if there are any, the goods will be converted to funds and paid to the creditors. If the association itself is a creditor, the debts owed to it shall be collected. All of the remaining monies, goods and rights after the credits are collected and debts are paid, shall be transferred to the transferee determined during the general assembly. If the general assembly did not determine a transferee, they will be transferred to the association at the city where the association is located, with the closest objective to the association’s and with the highest number of members on the date it was terminated.
All of the procedures regarding liquidation shall be shown on the liquidation report and these procedures will be completed within three months except additional periods granted by the local authorities on justified grounds.
Following the completion of the liquidation and transition procedures of the association’s funds, properties and interests, the liquidation board has to notify the situation in writing within seven days to the local authority where the association’s head office is situated and this letter has to be accompanied with the liquidation report.
The members of the last board of directors are required to keep the books and documents of the association in their capacity as the liquidation board. This duty may be assigned to a single board of directors member. These books and documents shall be kept for a period of five years.
Lack of Provisions
Article 24-For those issues not specified in this statute, the provisions of the Associations Law, Turkish Civil Code and the Associations Regulation adopted in reference to these laws and the provisions of other relevant legislation on associations shall be applied.
Provisional Article 1- Until the organs of the association are elected in the first general assembly, the names, surnames and titles of the members of the interim board of directors that will represent the association and implement the procedures and transactions related to the association are stated as below:
Name and Surname: Title:
Yaşar Adnan Adanalı Chairman
Öncül Kırlangıç Deputy Chairman
Sinan Logie Accountant
Deniz Öztürk Secretary
Alp Tekin Ocak Member
Selin Yazıcı Member
Özlem Zıngıl Member
This statute consists of 24 (twenty-four) articles and 1 (one) provisional article.