The importance of choosing a comfortable location for mediation is well understood by the Minisry of Justice in Turkey. Office Space Standards have been adopted and imposed upon sole mediators and mediation centres. Acordingly, the courthouse is not a convenient option for mediation.
Mediation on consumer disputes amounting to TRY 10,390.00 and above has become mandatory in Turkey since September 2020. Parties need to exhaust mandatory mediation before having recourse to the consumer courts.