Ankara Agreement Conditions
(ECAA) is the Association Agreement of the European Community or the so-called Ankara Agreement between the Republic of Turkey and the European Economic Community, which paves the way for Turkey`s accession to the European Economic Community. This agreement is one of the largest that creates Turkish nationals wishing to immigrate to the UK, with a view to a rapprochement as workers or in a company in the United Kingdom. In accordance with the published guidelines, if the above measures are met, applicants are given a period of 12 months. Noting that applicants are prevented from benefiting from the agreement if they are found to be in violation of UK immigration law. Instead, they are subject to the points-based system. The „close relatives“ mentioned above are those who were originally registered as support creditors for Turkish entrepreneurs, as shown by other paragraphs of the pre-retirement scheme and the 1973 post registration scheme. As paragraph 28 states, the length of stay of „dependents in the United Kingdom“ was indeterminate and no other conditions were imposed, such as the „Life in the UK Test (KoLL) or an English language requirement. The 1973 rules provide that a Turkish entrepreneur who has been independent for four years may be entitled to a transaction. It was considered a regulated right that the „status quo clause“ applies to Rule 28, which meant that the imposition of more restrictive conditions of establishment and residence of operators was not permitted in relation to that invoked at the time of the contract`s conclusion by the Member State.
The United Kingdom entered the agreement in 1972 and the ECAA contractor rules (HC 509 and 510) came into force in 1973. The question that arises today is: does Britain`s withdrawal from the European Union threaten the Ankara agreement? Applications for funding from Turkish companies are not accepted without the agreement of the Turkish government. The conditions for the implementation of the provisions of this agreement in other areas in these areas will be set at a later date, by mutual agreement between the parties. It should be noted that between 2011 and 2019, the United Kingdom approved a total of 5661 principal applicants and 9,000 dependent persons on the basis of this agreement, with more than half of the applications being accepted in 2019 alone, and it is a good indicator that favours the adoption of this strategy by Turkish citizens. This is an irreplaceable opportunity to achieve the safety and stability of the investor and his family and to guarantee their right to a better life. Turkey`s economic and social development assistance under the conditions set out in this agreement and in this protocol complements the efforts of the Turkish State. The lack of consultation with the Turkish community on these changes, the transitional arrangements for their implementation and, indeed, the lack of warning as to the extent and extent of these changes have, unsurprisingly, posed new legal challenges. In a recently pending administrative court case challenging the new rules, a group of Turkish businessmen was authorized by Ms Justice Yip [R (at the request of the Alliance of Turkish Entrepreneurs) /SSHD, authorisation 27.11.18] to find out whether these businessmen had legitimate expectations of granting a transaction concession after four years, without conditions, when they first entered the United Kingdom. , invested and founded its businesses. After BA and Aydogdu, questions remain as to whether the „status quo clause“ actually applies to the terms of the contractors` request for transaction and whether the nature of the new conditions imposed are in themselves unacceptable restrictions under European jurisprudence (see Kahveci and Genc in particular) and it is hoped that these issues will also be dealt with before the Court of Appeal.