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Declaration on Promotion of Clean Conduct

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law fully understands and notes the importance of abiding by local laws and international conventions to fight corruption, which is damaging to legitimate legal interests. In that respect, ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law values its reputation for top quality legal services. The firm warrants and represents that all transactions engaged by its lawyers and employees on behalf of ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law, or its clients, are in full compliance with the relevant regulations, that none of its employees offer, promise, authorize, solicit or accept any undue pecuniary or other advantage (or imply that they will or might do any such thing at any time in the future) in any way connected with any of its transactions with public officials and that it has taken reasonable measures to prevent its agents or any other third parties, subject to its control or determining influence, from doing so.

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law also warrants and represents that it is committed to the highest standards of transparency and accountability, and renders its legal services in a responsible, open and transparent manner. All employees working at ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law, or to be hired by ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law, agree and acknowledge to fully abide by the law firms' ethical conduct policy and its efforts at transparency and to report any possible offer, solicitation and/or action violating these policies to the managing partner immediately. Everyone at ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law has an obligation to act with integrity and understand and comply with this policy. ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law is committed to the absolute prevention of bribery and corruptive practices in order to reassure our clients, attorneys and judiciary, and has a zero tolerance policy on bribery and corruption issues. All employees and members of ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law and any and all parties or persons communicating with ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law are hereby once again informed that all messages sent to and by any employee or member of ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law may be monitored at any time to ensure compliance with law or applicable firm policies or to ensure ethical conduct or to protect business interests and the continuity of business. We take pride in our reputation and the values of our law firm, the ethical values of each of our attorneys and our collective commitment to acting with integrity. We encourage Turkish law firms and businesses to make this declaration public on their own behalf, and thereby take a step in the direction of a cleaner, more transparent and merits-based future.