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REINSURANCE CONTRACTS AND PRINCIPLES ON REINSURANCE CONTRACTS WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF TURKISH PRIVATE INSURANCE LAW

PART ONE

OVERVIEW OF INSURANCE LAW

Insurance law, which examines the whole of the relationship of insurance between the parties and the legal rules governing the activities of entities engaged in insurance, within a system, is divided into two main branches: “Social insurance law” and “private insurance law”. The subject of our study is private insurance law and our examinations and evaluations will be carried out within the framework of private insurance law. Firstly, by pointing out the legislation in which private insurance law is regulated in our country, the establishment and operating principles of insurance companies and reinsurance companies will be outlined in accordance with this legislation. Subsequently, the types, legal nature and elements of insurance contracts concluded between insurance companies and the insured will be determined. Finally, whether reinsurance contracts can be subject to the principles on which insurance contracts are bound to, the importance, the legal nature and the scope of reinsurance contracts in the field of Turkish private insurance law, and special cases regarding reinsurance contracts containing foreign elements will be discussed.

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