The Main Rules Subjecting the "Proportionality" in Turkish Jurisprudence (An Historical Overview from the Ottoman Time to Present)

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Ucar O., YERELİ A. B.

SOSYOEKONOMI, vol.27, no.42, pp.203-226, 2019 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 42
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.17233/sosyoekonomi.2019.04.11
  • Journal Name: SOSYOEKONOMI
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.203-226
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


This study aims to conduct analysis on some important aspects of the principle of proportionality, which has essential importance for legislative and executive bodies as well as for national and international law. It also plays an essential role in determining compliance with the law of legal arrangements and/or practices based on these legal arrangements to take hold in the system that has been transferred from the Ottoman Empire to the present. In order to understand in depth how the principle of proportionality has been executed from past to present, the archives of higher judicial bodies have been analyzed sentence by sentence and the literature has been reviewed. Accordingly, certain regulations that form the basis of proportionality either by being existing in the roots of the Turkish law or by integration from outside are brought to the reader's attention along with their effects on daily practice.