1. Name and Registered Officeof the association

1.1. The name of the association is "... ÇÖLYAKLA YAŞAM DERNEĞI/Life with Celiac Association..." and its registered office is in Istanbul.Under  the condition of being in accord with legal requirements the association may set up branches within the country at the centre of provinces or districts, and under the condition of permission by the authorities in charge may also set up representative offices abroad .

2.1.The purpose of the association is to raise awareness of the  society in our country about the celiac disease, to support those persons who suffer from celiac disease by raising public opinion, to support research, and to inform members about all kinds of developments concerning the celiac disease by bringing members together in groups at specific times, to organise conferences, alternative meetings and trips by receiving help from the teaching staff of universities.

2.2. The association helps those persons with limited means who suffer from celiac and its members by cooperation and coordination with producing and importing companies of diet food, by taking initiatives with respective authorities when necessary and by realising all kinds of activities within the scope of legislation.

2.3. In order to reach these objectives the association can employ personnel, it can purchase movable property and real estate. With the condition of having received the necessary legal permissions it might also open a cafe.

3. Membership at the Association/ Leaving or being expelled from theAssociation

3.1. Full membership: Each citizen of the Turkish Republic who is ready to accept the purposes of the association ,who has the capacity to use his or her civil rights, who has fulfilled his or her 18th birthday, and who owns all the rights regarding the establishment of associations as given in the Turkish Civil Law with the number4721 can become a full member of the association. There is no necessity for any membership ceremony.

It is sufficient that any current member proposes a candidate, or that the candidate applies for membership himself and that he or she fulfils the membership conditions given in the statutes..

The proposal or the request is evaluated by the Management Board within 30 days at most and a decision is made.

The association membership of those persons who are not citizens of the Turkish Republic depends on the condition that they are domiciled in Turkey.

3.2. Honorary membership: Honorary membership can be given to those scientists and especially to those doctors and entrepreneurs who are worthy of appointment by the General Assembly without any conditions and by the Management Board with the condition of a two thirds majority decision.

Honorary members may participate at meetings of the General Assembly or the Management Board but do not have the rights to vote.

For persons who are foreign citizens and who shall receive the honorary membership the condition of domicile in Turkey is not necessary. The founders of the association are full members.

3.3. Members may leave the association at any time they want. For this, the only necessary thing is to inform the Management Board about their will to leave in a written way and if given to pay their outstanding contributions.
3.4. In the below given situations the membership relation of a member with the association is finalised.

3.4.1. Those persons who despite a written request by the ManagementBoard do not pay their contributions within 30 days of the date of notification.

3.4.2. Those persons who act in violation of laws, the statutes of the association or the purposes of the association.

3.4.3. Those persons who are sentenced and whose sentence is definitive in relation to crimes which either impede the membership at the association or which are discreditable.

3.5. It is possible that those persons who in accordance with paragraph (3.4.2.) were expelled from membership are reaccepted to membership by a decision of the Management Board under the condition that they pay their outstanding contributions and their personal situation has not changed.

3.6. The procedure of expulsion from membership is realised by the Management Board. The member who is expelled might within 15 days of notification of the decision of expulsion submit his or her written objection, which shall be forwarded to the General Assembly, to theManagement Board. In such a case the objection is evaluated at the GeneralAssembly and a definitive decision about the objection is made.

3.7. The real and cash donations and the contributions paid by those persons who leave the association or who are expelled from the association are not returned and may not be demanded back.


4.1. The bodies of the association are the General Assembly, the Management Board and the Supervisory Board

4.2. The General Assembly: It consists of the full members of the head office of the association and the delegates of the branches. The founding members of the association are natural delegates of the general assembly. Each member has one voting right at the general assembly. The member makes use of his or her vote in person. Those members who have not paid their contributions until the date of meeting of the general assembly and the honorary members may not make use of their vote and participate in the decision even if they attend the meeting.

4.2.1. The General Assembly meets every second year on dates that shall be defined and published in a regional newspaper by the Management Board and within the month of January on a regular basis and in situations when the Management or the Supervisory Board deem it necessary or in cases when at least one fifth of the members of the association request it, extraordinarily.

The General Assembly is called to meet by the Management Board. In case that the necessary majority cannot be assembled on the first convocation and therefore the meeting cannot be held, the second date of meeting which is at least one week later is set.

4.2.2. In case that upon the written request of the Supervisory Board or one fifth of the members of the association the Management Board does not call the general assembly to a meeting, upon application of the Supervisory Board or one of those members who demanded a meeting the Court of Peace of the place where the headquarters are located appoints three members from among the association’s membership with the duty to call the general assembly to a meeting.

4.2.3. It is not allowed that the general assembly meetings take place at a location other than the place where the head office of the association is located.

44.2.4. The General Assembly meets with the participation of one more than half of its members who in accordance with the statutes have the rights to participate at the meeting and to vote. If the necessary majority is not met at the first meeting no quorum is looked for at the second meeting. But the number of members participating at the second meeting may not be less than twice the total amount of members of the Management and the Supervisory Boards.

4.2.5. The duties of the GeneralAssembly: The election of the bodies of the association, the changing of the statutes of the association, the consultation on the reports of the Management and the Supervisory Boards and the acquittal of the ManagementBoard, the consultation and approval of the budget prepared by the ManagementBoard, the authorisation of the Management Board concerning the purchase and sale of real estate needed by the association, the opening of branches, the association’s joining or leaving federations, international activities of the association, the decision about the annual amount, the association’s joining or leaving of associations or institutions abroad, the liquidation of the association and other authorities which are given by legislation to the association.

4.3. The Management Board:Consists of five full members and five substitute members whom the general assembly will elect from among the full members of the association for the period of two years and with secret ballots. It ıs obligatory to appoint substitute members for replacement of full members in case of vacancies.

4.3.1. The duties of theManagement Board: To represent the association or to authorise one or several of its members as to this matter, to authorise the founders of branches for the opening of branches of the association, to fulfil transactions in relation to the income and expense accounts of the association, to prepare the budget for the new period and present it to the general assembly, to supervise the branches, to plan and realise all activities which are in the field of activity of the association.

4.3.2. In case that even after having called in the substitute members and due to vacancies the number of members of the Management Board falls below half of the full number of members the general assembly is called to assemble by the present Management Board or the supervisory board within one month. In case that such a call does not occur, upon application of any one of the members of the association the local Judge of theCourt of Peace realises hearing and elects three persons from among the members of the association to whom he gives the duty to call in a general assembly within one month.

4.3.3. With the exception of the period of summer, the Management Board meets at least every second month and at least four times a year and decides on the matters that fall into its area of duty.

4.3.3. With the exception of the period of summer, the Management Board meets at least every second month and at least four times a year and decides on the matters that fall into its area of duty.

4.4. The Supervisory Board: It consists of three full and three substitute members and is elected by the General Assembly. The SupervisoryBoard fulfils its duties in accordance with the procedures and principles set out in the statutes in periods which shall not exceed six months, reports the results and presents this report to the general assembly when it meets.

5. Informing the administration about those that were elected to the bodies

Within seven days after the elections by the general assembly thePresident of the Management Board informs the highest public authority of the place at which the head office of the association is located about the names, surnames, father names, birth places and dates, professions and domiciles of those full and substitute members who were elected to the Management andSupervisory Board.

6. The opening of branches

6.1. In case that the General Assembly decides to establish branches, the Management Board might give the authority to open a branch outside ofIstanbul and in provinces and districts it deems appropriate to at least three persons who are deemed to meet the characteristics of founders. It is obligatory that the founders of a branch are domiciled since at least six months at the location where the branch is to be opened.


6.2. The branches operate in accordance with the statutes of the head office. It is obligatory that the decisions taken by the branches are accepted by the Management Board of the association.

6.3. The assets of the branch are included in the assets of the head office. Its rights and debts do also belong to the head office. Branches do not have a distinct legal personality.

6.4. The authority to shut down a branch or several branches belongs to the General Assembly.

6.5. The members of the Management Boards of branches have the right to participate at the General Assembly of the head office as delegates.

6.6. At each branch a General Assembly, a Management Board and aSupervisory Board is established. These bodies of the branches are elected and perform their duties in accordance with the same principles that apply for the election of the bodies of the head office.

6.7. With the approval of the head office the branch announces the ordinary meetings of its General Assembly by a notice in one of the local newspapers. The General Assemblies of the branches have to be finalised at least fifteen days prior to the finalisation of the General Assembly of the head office.

7. The Income ofthe Association

7.1.For the year of 2015 the entrance fee is 50.-TL and the annual membership contribution is 50-TL.
7.2. Income from balls, entertainments, trips, meetings, shows, concerts, conferences, courses, lotteries, publications and competitions that were organised by the association.

7.3. Contributions and donations which are done by the members of the association and legal persons.

7.4. Income stemming from the assets of the association.

7.5. Income coming from the internet, telephone lines and other communication channels


8.1. The Registration Book forMembers: The identities, dates of membership and contributions of those persons who became members of the association are registered in this book.

8.2. The Decision Book: The decisions of the Management Board are registered in this book indicating the dates of the decisions with their serial numbers and the decisions are signet by the president and the members.

8.3. The Income and Expenses Book: All amounts received in the name of the association and all amounts spent are entered into this book together with the places they have occurred and according to their dates in a transparent and orderly way.

8.4. The Book of Inventories: The inventories belonging to the association are recorded in this book.

8.5. The Final Accounts and Balance Sheet Book

8.6. The Book for incoming and outgoing Documents

8.7. The Book for the registration of Documents Received

All the above listed books have to be approved by a notary.


9.1. The income of the association is collected with a proof of receipt and expenses have to be documented under all circumstances with an expense document. It is obligatory to keep these documents for a period of five years. The proofs of receipt used for income are printed by the Ministry of Finance. The form, the printing, the delivery to associations, the fees to be taken, the supervision of those that are used are conducted in accordance with regulations that are prepared by the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Finance.

9.2. On the document of receipt the identity of the person who is paying or donating is specified and his or her signature is added. In case of non delivery of documents of receipt by theMinistry of Finance and thirty days after such delivery has been requested in written form by the association those documents of receipt which have been printed by the association have to be approved by the highest local public official and afterwards can be used for donations and contributions. After received of official documents of receipt from the Ministry of Finance those private documents of receipt shall not be further used.

9.3. Those persons who are authorised to collect donations and contributions are specified by the Management Board of the association by a decision and this decision is to be registered by the highest local public official.

10. The InternalSupervision of the Association

The internal supervision of the association is realised by the preparation of instructions concerning the regulation of the authorities and duties of those bodies which were specified with the target to reach the purpose of the association, to strengthen the unity and solidarity of the members who have come together, for the most effective realisation of the programme which has been set up by the working plan and the budget, for the establishment of rules for the methods to be utilised in the collection of the income of the association and the economics pending of its expenses and for the reaching of General Assembly decisions for solution concerning matters deemed necessary.

11. The Acquisition of Real Estate:

The association might acquire by purchase or by donation or might sell real estate in order to realise its purposes. As long as the decision to work for the public benefit is not taken it cannot acquire more real estate than is necessary for place of residence and purpose and activities.

12. Opening a Cafe: With the precondition of the permission of the highest local public authority and the condition to operate in conformance with legislation the association might open a cafe at those places where the head office and the branches of the association are located.

13. Changes in the Statutes


For changes in the statutes it is necessary that either the ManagementBoard presents an unanimous written request or that at least a tenth of the full members present a written request which has been signed by all of them to the General Assembly. In such a case the General Assembly is called to a meeting by the Management Board within one month maximally. For changes in the statutes to occur, at least the votes of two thirds of the present members are necessary.

14. The Dissolution of the Association and the Liquidation of its Assets

14.1. Under the condition that two thirds of those members that have the right to participate at the meeting are present the General Assembly is entitled to decide about the dissolution of the association at any time. In case that the majority is not met at the first meeting, whatever the present number of members is, the matter of dissolution is discussed on the second meeting. It is necessary that the decision for dissolution is taken with a two thirds majority of those who participate at the meeting.

14.2. In the cases that the association has lost its purpose and conditions or has become incapable or it has become impossible to constitute a Management Board in accordance with the statutes or two consecutive General Assembly meetings could not be held as it was not possible to meet the quorum in accordance with article 23 of the Law about Associations, the association is deemed disintegrated by itself. The state of being disintegrated is identified by the highest local public authority or upon request of the public prosecutor by the justice of peace at the place where the head office of the association is located.

14.3. In case of dissolution or disintegration of the association all its assets are transferred to the Foundation of Children with Leukaemia.

Concerning all matters which are not dealt with in these statutes theLaw about Associations, the Turkish Civil Law and other related legislation applies.