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Attorneys Specialized in Child Custody Cases

Legal Consultancy Law Firms for Child Custody Cases

Revised June 2013
The American Embassy in Ankara assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the following persons or firms.  Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department of State or the U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulates.  Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance.  The information in the list on professional credentials, areas of expertise and language ability are provided directly by the lawyers; the Embassy is not in a position to vouch for such information.  You may receive additional information about the individuals on the list by contacting the local bar association (or its equivalent) or the local licensing authorities.

Asma, Turkay (Ms.) (Expert)

Address:   Mesrutiyet Caddesi
Hatay Sok. 8/5
Kizilay, Ankara
Tel:    0-312-419-3607
Fax:    0-312-419-3608

Arikan, Seckin (Mr.) (Son-in-law of Turkay Asma)

Address:   Binnaz Sok. 3/6
Kavaklidere, Ankara  
Tel:    0-312-468-9950
Fax:    0-312-468-7950

Eymirlioglu & Yigin Law Firm

Abide-i Hurriyet Cad. Eser Apt.
No: 191 K: 2 D: 4
Sisli, Istanbul
Tel: 0-212-230-6094
Fax: 0-212-230-6095
Web Page:

Eymirlioglu and Yigin Law Firm was founded by two retired judges in  2008.

Zerrin Eymirlioglu was born in 1958, graduated from Kadikoy Maarif College and Istanbul Faculty of Law. She worked in Ministry of Justice at General Directorate of International Law and Foreign Relations on Extradition, Transfer of Sentenced Persons and Letters Rogatory and represented the Ministry at some expert committees of Council of Europe. She is also expert on intellectual and industrial property and trained in Queen Marry (England), ETH (Switzerland), Magister Lucentinus (Spain) and Politecnico (Italy). She attended many seminars in WIPO,OHIM,EPO,CEIPI,USPTO and University of Berkeley in California. She is fluent in English  and works in adoptions, child custody, maritime, civil damages, contracts, corporations, government relations, insurance, marriage / divorce, patents, trademarks, copyrights, designs. She retired as a judge of 2nd Intellectual Property Civil Court in Istanbul.
Ilkten Yigin was born in 1963, graduated from Istanbul Faculty of Law and has LLM Degree about Financial Law from the same faculty. She worked in many parts of Turkey as a criminal judge and works in labor relations, narcotics, theft, fraud, embezzlement and the other criminal issues.

Kaynak, Hatice (Ms.)

Address:   Sihhiye Merkez Ishani No: 12/52 Kat:5
06430 Sihhiye, Ankara
Tel:    0-312-231-2399 pbx
Fax:    0-312-231-2399

Vahaboğlu ,Orhun (Mr.)

Address:    VAHABOĞLU & İŞERİ Attorneys at Law
Cumhuriyet Caddesi Kok Apt No:333 Kat:4-B      Harbiye, ISTANBUL
Tel:    0-212-241-0808
Fax:    0-212-272-1577

Born in Kirsehir, Turkey in 1978, Mr. Vahaboğlu studied at Yeditepe University, Law Faculty. He holds a masters degree from Galatasaray University and a PhD from Yeditepe University.  He is specialized in Child Custody, Estates, Investment, Marriage/Divorce, Patents/Trademarks/Copyrights and Taxes. He has been practicing law for seven years. He is experienced in child abduction issues under Hague Convention, disputes arising from family law, refund of value added taxes, real estate consulting, completion of intellectual property procedures and resolution of disputes. He is fluent in English, and can speak a little German.

Yamaner Law Office
Cihan & Nilgun Yamaner & Ahmet Berke

Address:   Cumhuriyet Caddesi
Gezi Apt. No:19 Kat: 5, 9-10
80090 Taksim, Istanbul
Tel:    0-212-238-1065
Fax:    0-212-238-0810

Yarsuvat Law Office
Huseyin Dervin, Mehtap Ciftcioglu, Caroline Bois

Address:   Polat Plaza
Harman Caddesi No: 4
B Blok, Kat 6
80640 Levent, Istanbul
Tel:    0-212-325-0000 (10 lines)
Fax:    0-212-279-7626

U.S.A. Office Address: Alexander & Green, P.C.

90 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016-1387
U.S.A. Tel:   1-212-210-9400

Sonmez, Cengiz (Mr.)

Mersin Office Address: A. Menderes Bulvari
Gazi Mah. 1328Sok. Sonmez Apt. 4/1
33130Mersin, Turkey
Tel:    0-324-329-1717
Fax:    0-324-329-1721

Istanbul Office Address:  Yildiz Posta Cad. Cigdem Apt. 11/21
80290 Istanbul
Tel:    0-212-347-0004
Fax:     0-212-288-9962

Nadirler, Dilem

Address:   Cakmak Caddesi
Cukurova Is Hani Kat 3 No. 306
Adana, Turkey
Tel:    0-322-363-0142
Fax:    0-322-363-0021

Gazioglu, Ibrahim (Mr.)

Address:   Ataturk Caddesi, Dortyol Civari
Aziz Naci Gulalp Is Hani Kat 5 No. 31
Adana, Turkey
Tel:    0-322-363-1282
Fax:    0-322-363-1581

Kelahme, S. Serdar

Address:   Cumhuriyet Meydani
Besim Yucl Ishani Kat 1 Daire 1
31200 Iskenderun, Turkey
Tel:    0-326-617-1562
Fax:    0-326-614-6284