The long-awaited sports law has been published in the official bulletin in the last few days. Semih Albayrak, one of the lawyers who is an expert in sports law, also evaluated the new law. Albayrak commented on the fundamental change:
“For a very long time in our country, especially in the football industry, there was a big control mechanism gap in sports. The Turkish Football Federation (TFF) tried to provide this control mechanism, but football players, clubs and others. Sports people were inadequate in many areas, could not find their legal protection and had a wide range of control mechanisms. Due to the lack of extensive regulation, by international control mechanisms It was only known to be manageable. Both of these issues the club overcomes when we make our country an unstable industry for the outside world in the field of sports, especially football, and consider it an internal issue. Faced with debt that cannot be done. Many established and valuable things Due to the lack of such control mechanisms, our clubs are on the verge of bankruptcy or disappearing, and in many parts of Europe. The financial control mechanism in place has been brought to our country by this sports law, which is a particularly big step. For the establishment of the club. R. Again, the borrowing and structuring of the club is also controlled by the law. And regulated. Many expressions of the law look positive, but there is no doubt that it will bring about a fundamental change. Most importantly, by preventing Turkey from appearing as an Arab country. Preventing exorbitant price spending. As the club is incorporated, borrowing is restricted and the responsibility of the club manager during his term increases. A brief mention of key provisions of the law.
The club is now. You will be able to borrow in a way that does not exceed 10% of the total budget of the previous year. With approval from the General Assembly, the borrowing limit can be raised up to 50 percent of the budget.
The administrator is responsible for any debt incurred during his tenure at the club, and all club payment schedules are created for any debt remaining from the previous administration. In addition, the law also regulates club managers’ liability for improper property if they violate these provisions and are sentenced to one to three years in prison for violating the law.
The sports club will be removed from the status of the association and will gain the identity of the corporation. There is no obligation to establish a sports club as an association. Sports clubs are established directly by registration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
The Ministry of Youth and Sports will be at the top of the hierarchy, and the ultimate authority of the decision mechanism will be control. Payments that exceed a certain limit made by the club are made through the bank, and the team borrows the same amount as the income and a balanced budget is applied.
Not only club-based, but the law has changed the management system. Currently, management contracts are regulated in the presence of a notary public, and managers are also sanctioned for players who have a contract for more than two years.
Sports clubs are entitled to unite in the form of federations and federations and to establish parental organizations. Some of the above provisions generally have a positive effect, and given the concerns expressed in the club association’s statement, we find that in practice some problems may arise. The hierarchical position of the Ministry of Youth and Sports can lead to an increase in club political tendencies, and clubs with politically different ideas are more tightly controlled and can lose objectivity in this context. Because.
“Control mechanism, bleeding wounds in Turkish sports”
Mr. Albayrak emphasized the importance of controlled spending and economic transparency, “remember that the law in its current state can constitute a breach of international law. Again. However, the introduction of very serious management can cause entrepreneurial businessmen who tend to enter the background of the sports industry, and also from the perspective of economic transparency of the control mechanism of the Turkish sports world. It is important to prevent unmanaged spending of injured club managers who are bleeding in their time. Inflows can be unattractive in Article 15 entitled Shareholder Structure. Article 20 of the law is not a solution to the problem, but a dead end solution to the financial problem, given the club’s current debt and interest burden. It doesn’t matter to high-level players, and considering the cost of entrepreneurs, it does matter to lower league players. Positive and negative effects will inevitably occur within the scope of this article. That’s because it prevents them from working under a contract with jer and can be more selective for managers to sign new contracts. Again, the management fee has been reduced to 5%. The amount of money is not in line with international law and practice, but there are doubts about its applicability. As mentioned; it could actually occur due to this law, which has made a big difference in sports in general. It is expected that many proposals will be made and discussed, such as eliminating certain issues with regulation or removing some items. Along with this; in general, regulation has a positive effect. Expected to bring and save the club significantly from debt traps, club managers and other athletes tend to act much more cautiously and professionally in the upcoming process.