Name and Headquarter of the Association
Article 1- The Name of the Association is “Manual Medicine- Pain Regulation Association”. And the shortened form is “MTAR”...
The headquarter of the association is in Istanbul.
The associaion may open branches in the homeland and abroad.
Purpose of the Association and the Working Subjects to be Carried out by the Association in order to Realize this Purpose and Fields of Activities
Article 2- The Association has been established for the purposes of carrying out civil society activities, developing such activities, and supporting the people and organizations that operate in this field and subject.
The association doesn’t seek profits, and the primary purpose of its activities is not for commercial interests.
The association operates only in fields defined without exception in the article of “Tax Deductible Purposes” of the Tax Procedural Law and for the purposes of providing help and assistance in these fields. The association aims at public service.
Work Subjects and Styles To Be Carried out by the Association
The purpose of the association is to support the science, public health, and professional training. On the other hand, the purpose of the association is also to develop all sorts of consultancies and assistance in the medicine society in order to help developing a healthy society both physically and spiritually in unity and solidarity by aiming at serving the people, and to encourage, plan, and carry out scientific studies for the medical professionals including dentists, students, and workers of health; and the association also aims at making contributions to the development of the medicine in our country and to provide information for the people about health matters.
The Manual Medicine- Pain Regulation Association operates in the below mentioned fields in order to realize its purposes:
- Supporting research in the fiels of manual spinal and extremity therapy, and publishing the scientific study texts in this field,
- Supporting the protective medicine by giving answers to the questions of the public in respect of the subjects in the manual medicine,
- Providing training and advanced training for the medical doctors in the field of manual medicine and other treatment methods.
- Developing the scientific and practical training in the facilities of Manual Medicine and advanced training.
- Forming the integrated approach plans in relation to the myofascial pain syndrome and relevant structures in the locomotor system diseases and carrying out their treatment,
- In order to realize its objectives and purposes, the Manual Medicine- Pain Regulation Association aims at using the methods of Regulation Medicine, Neuraltherapy, Thermoregulation, Massage, Reflexoloji, Kinesiology, Nutrition, Manual Therapy, Treatment with Osteopathy, Autogeneous Training, Psycotherapy, Bathing and spa treatment, Balneotherapy, and Hypnosis.
- Manual Medicine- Pain Regulation Association aims at working in conjunction with the Scientific Neuraltherapy and Regulation Association (BNR) and Europe & Asia Complementary and Regulation Medicine Federation (AATRTF).
- The Manual Medicine- Pain Regulation Assciation aims at becoming a member of the Federation / Confederation to be established and particularly becoming members of the European Manual Medicine Federation ESSOM and FMM, and it also aims at providing the Turkish Medical Doctors with training in line with the curriculum of these federations.
- The Manual Medicine- Pain Regulation Association’s Trainers and the training medical doctors will take mainly the criteria of MWE and ESSOM as references.
- For the Training Curriculum of the Manual Medicine- Pain Regulation Association, mainly the Volume 1 and 2 books of Manuelle Medizin of the Publishing house of Thieme, and the training curriculum of MWE and the curriculum of ESSOM and the Medical Book of Axial Organ Manual Medicine which has been published by Hüseyin Nazlıkul and Wolfgang von Heymann for the Turkish Medical Doctors.
- The Association aims at organizing training sessions in relation to Pain mainly in conjunction with the Scientific Manual Medicine associations in Germany and Europe that are related to Pain, and the association also aims at forming training standards and their enhancement.
In addition, the association;
- Makes researches in order to develop its activities and to increase their effectiveness,
- Organizes such training activities as courses, seminars, conferences, and panels,
- Provides all sorts of information, documentation, and published materials, and forms a documentation center in order to realize its objectives and purposes, and issues newspapers, periodicals, books, and bulletins for the purposes of announcing its works in line with its objectives and purposes,
- Provides a healthy working environment, all sorts of technical instruments and equipment, fixtures, and stationery materials for the purposes of fulfilling its objectives,
- Carries out charity collecting activities and accepts donations and charities from the homeland and from abroad providing that the necessary permissions should be obtained,
- Establishes and operates economic, commercial, and industrial enterprises for the realization of charter purposes, and obtaining the needed revenues,
- Opens clubhouses, and social and cultural facilities and furnishes them in order that the members can benefit and spend their free times,
- Ornanizes dinnerparties, concerts, balls (dancing parties), theater activities, exhibitions, sports and travelling activities so that the social relations between the members can be developed or that the members can benefit from them,
- Purchases, sells, and rents real estates and chattels that are needed for the purposes of realizing its activities, and may establish real rights on them.
- Establishes foundations and federations in the homeland and abroad or become a member of an already established federation, and facilities that associations are allowed to establish for the purposes of realizing the objectives and purposes, if it is found necessary,
- Carries out international activities, becomes a member of the associations abroad, and carries out joint works and studies and cooperates with such associations,
- Carries out joints projects in its fields of activity with public organizations and enterprises in the event that it is found necessary for the realization of the purposes provided that the terms and conditions of the Law with Enactment number 5702 which regulates the relationships of the associations with the public enterprises and organizations,
- Establishes funds in order to provide its members with such needed items as food, articles of clothing and other goods and services, and to meet their short term credit needs,
- Opens branches and representation offices wherever they are needed,
- Forms a platform in order to realize a joint purpose with other associations, foundations, labor unions or similar civil society and non-governmental organizations in fields which are related to the purposes of the association and which are not prohibited legally,
- Carries out all sorts of activities that are needed for the realization of the purposes and that are not prohibited by the law.
Field of Activity of the Association
The association is active in social fields within the homeland and abroad.
Right To Become A Member, and Membership Procedures
Article 3- Each and every real person or entity who has legal capacity and who adopts the purposes and principles of the association and accepts to work in line therewith and who bears the conditions stipulated by the legislations has the right to become a member of this association. However, in order that foreigners can become members they are obligated to have the right to reside in Turkey. For honorary membership, this condition is not needed.
The membership application which will be made to the chairmanship of the association is resolved with respect to acceptance or rejection of membership by the board of directors of the association within 30 days at most, and the result is notified to the applicant in written form. The member whose application has been accepted is recorded in the book which is kept for this purpose.
The original members of the association are those founding members and those other members whose applications have been accepted by the board of directors.
Those who have made important contributions materially and spiritually to the association may be accepted as honorary members with a resolution of the board of directors.
When the number of the branches of the association are more than three, the membership records of the members in the headquarter of the association are transferred to the branches. The new membership registration is done in the branches. The acceptances to membership, and cancellation of membership are carried out by the boards of directors of the branches, and are reported in written form to the headquarter within thirty days at the latest.
Unsubscribing from membership
Article 4- Each member has the right to unsubscribe from membership on the condition that he/she should send a written notification to the association.
Upon the reaching of the resignation petition to the board of directors, the resignation process is considered to have beenn completed. Ceasing membership doesn’t remove the accumulated debts of the member to the association.
Cancellation of Membership
Article 5- The cases which requires the cancellation of membership are as follows.
1-Acting and behaving against the charter of the association,
2-Continuously abstaning from the duties assigned,
3-Failing to pay for the membership fee in spite of the written warnings,
4-Not obeying the decisions made by the organs of the association,
5-Losing the conditions of becoming a member,
In the event of detection of one of the conditions indicated here above, the membership of a member may be cancelled with a resolution of the board of directors.
Those members who unsubscribe from membership or whose membership is cancelled are deleted from the member registry, and they cannot not raise a claim on the assets of the association.
Organs of the Association
Madde 6- The organs of the association are indicated here below.
2-Board of Directors,
3-Board of Auditors,
Establishment of the General Assembly of the Association, Time of Meeting, and Invitation and Meeting Style
Article 7- The General assembly is the decision organ of the association with the highest authority, and it is made up of the members who are registered in the association. In the event that a branch is opened, it is made up of the members in the headquarter and in the branches till the number of the branches are three. And in the event that the number of the branches is more three, the members in the headquarter are transferred to the branches, the general assembly is made up of the members who are elected in the general assembly meetings of the branches.
1-meets ordinarily at times indicated in this charter,
2-is called to an extraordinary meeting in cases where it is required by the board of directors or by the board of auditors or by the board of directors upon the written application of the one fifth of the members of the association. If the board of directors doesn’t not call the general assembly to a meeting, upon the application of one of the members, the magistrate authorizes three members to invite the general assembly to a meeting.
Ordinary general assembly meetings are held once every three years within the month of December at a time and place to be determined by the board of directors.
The Board of Directors makes a list of the members who have the right to participate in the general assembly meeting according to the charter of the association. The members who have the right to participate in the general assembly meeting are invited to the general assembly meeting at least 15 days beforehand by way of announcing the day, hour, place, and agenda of the meeting in at least one newspaper or in the internet site of the association in written form or by sending a message to the e-mail address of the member or to the telephone number of the member or by way of using the local publishing means. If the meeting cannot be held due to the fact that the quorum has not been obtained as a result of this call, then the day, hour, and place of the second meeting is indicated. The time interval between the first meeting and second meeting cannot be less than seven days and more than sixty days.
If the meeting is postponed to a later date due to a reason other than the fact that the meeting quorum has not been obtained, such a case is notified to the members by informing them about the reason for the postponement according to the call procedure of the first meeting. It is imperative that the second meeting be held within six months from the date of the first meeting at the latest. The members are called to the second meeting again according to the procedures of calling to the first meeting.
The general assembly meeting cannot be postponed for more than one time.
The general assembly meeting is held with the absolute majority of the members who have the right to participate in the meeting. And in the event of amendment of the charter and termination of the association, the meeting is held with the participation of two thirds of the members. In the event that the meeting is postponed due to the fact that the meeting quorum has not been obtained, meeting quorum is not necessary in the second meeting. However, the number of the members participating in this meeting cannot be less than two times of the number of the members in the boards of directors and auditors.
The list of the members who have the right to attend the general assembly meeting is made available at the meeting place. The identity cards of the members that will enter the meeting place issued by the official organizations are checked by the members of the board of directors or by the persons nominated by the Board of Directors. The members enter the meeting place after signing the blank space across their names in the list.
If the meeting quorum has been obtained, this is fixed with a minute. And the meeting is started by the chairman of the board of directors or by a member of the board of directors to be nominated by the chairman. In the event that the meeting quorum has not been obtained, a minute is issued by the board of directors.
After the start, a meeting committee is formed to conduct the meeting with a chairman, sufficient number of vice-chairmen, and a minute writer.
In the voting to be held for election of the members of the organs of the association, it is obligatory that the members voting should show their identity cards to the members of the meeting committee and sign the blank space across their names in the list of participants.
It is the duty of the meeting committee chairman to conduct the meeting and provide the security of the meeting.
In the general assembly meeting, only the matters in the agenda are dealt with and discussed. However, it is compulsory that the subjects required by one tenth of the present members in written form should be included in the agenda.
In the general assembly meeting, each member has a right of one vote, and the members are obligated to use their votes personally. The honorary member may participate in general assembly meetings, but, they cannot vote. In the event of a membership of an entity, the chairperson of the entity or a person nominated by the chairperson can vote.
The subjects discussed and the decisions made in the meeting are written in a minute and signed by the committee chairman and minute writers. At the end of the meeting the minute and other documents are given to the chairman of the board of directors. The chairman of the board of directors is obligated to keep these documents safely and give them to the new board of directors witghin seven days.
Procedures and Principles of Voting and Decision Making in General Assembly Meetings
Article 8- In the general assembly meeting, the voting takesplace openly unless a contrary decision is made. In the open voting, the method to be determined by the chairperson of the general assembly is appkied.
In the event of a secret voting, papers sealed by the meeting chairperson or voting papers are put in an empty box, and the votes are counted after the voting process is over by opening the box.
General assembly decisions are made by absolute majority of the members who participate in the meeting. The decisions for amendment of the charter and for dissolution of the association can only be made by two thirds of the members participating in the meeting.
Decisions Made Without a Meeting or a Call*
The decisions are valid which are made in written form by all the members without coming together and which are made by all the members coming together without following the call procedure in this charter. Such decision making process does not take the place of a meeting.
Duties and Authorities of General Assembly
Article 9- The below mentioned subjects are discussed in general asembly meetings and a decision is made in respect thereof.
1-Election of the organs of the association,
2-Amendment of the charter of the association,
3-Discussions of the reports of the boards of directors and auditors, and acquittal of the board of directors,
4-Discussion of the budget prepared by the board of directors and its acceptance by changing it or exactly as it is,
5-Auditing the other organs of the association, and their removal from office when it is necessary to do so,
6-Examination of the objections to the resolutions in relation to rejection of membership or removing from membership, and making a resolution in this respect,
7-Giving authority to the board of directors in respect of purchasing real estate required for the associaion or selling the existing real estates,
8-Examination and approval of the regulations that will be prepared in relation to the activities of the association and their acceptance exactly as they are or by changing them,
9-Determination of daily allowance and travel allowance, and the other allowances and wages to be paid to the chairman and members of the board of directors who are not civil servants and the wages and allowances to be paid to the members for their services for the association,
10-Decisions to be made in relation to joining or leaving a federation,
11-Decisions in relation to opening branches, and giving authority to the board of directors concerning the peformance of the procedures for the branches,
12-Decisions regarding international activities of the association, joining associations and organization abroad as a member or leaving them,
13-Decisions regarding the establishment of foundations by the association,
14-Dissolution of the association,
15-Examination of other proposals of the board of directors and making a resolution in this respect,
16-Doing the works of the association that are not given to other organs and as the organ with the highest authority, and using the authorizations as such,
17-Fulfilling the other duties given by the legislations and regulations,
Forming The Board of Directors, its Duties and Authorities
Article 10- The board of directors is made up of 5 original members 5 substitute members who are elected by the general assembly.
The board of directors makes a distribution among its members and elects the chairman, vice-chairman, secretary, accountant, and member.
In the event of vacancy of an orginal member in the board of directors due to resignation or for other reasons, it is obligatory to call the substitute members for duty.
Duties and Authorities of the Board of Directors
The Board of Directors fulfills the following duties.
1-Representing the association or giving authority in this respect to one of the members or to a third party,
2-Carrying out the works related to revenue and expense accounts and preparing the budget for the next period and submitting it to the general assembly for approval,
3-Preparing the regulations relating to the works of the association and submitting them to the general assembly for approval,
4-Purchasing real estate with the authority given by the general assembly, and selling them, building buildings and facilities, making rental contracts, and establishing liens and pledges or real rights in favor of the associations,
5-Fulfilling and carrying out the procedures in relation to opening a branch with the authority given by the general assembly,
6-Auditing the branches of the association,
7-Opening representing offices at places where it seems necessary,
8-İmplementing the decisions made in the general assembly,
9-At the end of each year of activity, preparing the report which includes the operating account, or balance sheet, income statement, and the report of the association which explains the works of the board of directors, and sumitting them all to the general assembly when a meeting is held,
10-Providing the application of the budget,
11-Making resolutions relating to acceptance of members to the association, and removing the members from the association,
12-Making all sorts of decisions within the limits of its authorities in order to realize the purposes and objectives of the association,
13-Carrying out the other duties and using the authorities given by the legislations.
Forming the Board of Auditors and its Duties and Authorities
Article 11- The board of auditors is made up of 3 original and 3 substitute members who are elected by the general assembly.
In the event of a vacancy of an original member in the board of auditors due to resignation or for some other reason, it is compulsory to appoint a substitute member according to the order of votes given in the general assembly meeting.
Duties and Authorities of the Board of Auditors
The board of auditors audits the activities of the association, and determines whether or not the association operates in line with its charter and the legislation and whether or not its records, books, and accounts are kept in line with the legislation and the charter of the association. The board of auditors carries out its auditing activities in intervals which do not exceed one year, and submits its report regarding the results of the audit to the board of directors and to the general assembly when the general assembly meeting is held.
The board of auditors may require the calling of the general assembly to a meeting when it is so required.
Sources of Revenue of the Association
Article 12- The sources of revenue of the association are given here below..
1-Membership fee: as an entrance fee TRY 200.00 is collected from the members and a yearly fee of TRY 200.00 is collected. The general assembly is authorized to increase and decrease these fees,
2-Branch subscription fee: 50% of the subscription fee of the members are sent to the headquarter by the branches once every six months in order to cover the general expenses of the association.
3-The donations and grants to the association given by the real persons and entities,
4-Revenues obtained from such organizations made by the association as tea parties, dinners, travels and entertainments, concerts, sports activities, and conferences,
5-Revenues from the properties of the association,
6-The donations and grants to be collected in accordance with the terms and conditions of the legislation relating to the collection of donations,
7-Revenues from commercial activities of the association for the financial support of the associaion,
Procedures and Principles of Bookkeeping and the Books To Be Kept *
Article 13-Rules of Book Keeping;
In the association, Books are kept according to the Operation Account Method. However, in the event that the yearly gross revenues exceed the amount indicated in article 31 of the of the Regulation of Associations, the Books are kept according to the Balance Sheet Account Method.
If the Balance Sheet Method is employed, and if in two consecutive years the revenues of the association fall below the aforesaid level, then the Operation Account Method may be employed again.
Irrespective of the abovementioned level, the books may be kept according to the Balance Sheet Account Method with a resolution of the board of directors.
In the event that the association operates a commercial enterprise, books are kept by this enterprise according to the terms and conditions of the Tax Procedural Law.
The books and records of the association are kept according to the principles and procedures indicated in the Regulations of Associations.
Books To Be Kept
The below mentioned books are kept in the association.
a) The principles to be followed when Books are kept according to the Operation Account Method are as follows:
1-Decision Book: The decisions of the Board of Directors are recorded in this book according to the order of the dates and cecisions, and decisions are signed by the members who participate in the meeting.
2-Member Registration Book: The identity information of the members, and the dates of joining and leaving the association are recorded in this book. The yearly fees and entrance fees paid by the members may be recorded in this book.
3-Document Record Book: The incoming and outgoing documents are recorded in this book according to the order of dates and numbers. The originals of the incoming documents and copies of the outgoing documents are filed. The incoming and outgoing documents through e-mail are kept by taking printed copies.
4-Operating Account Book: Revenues obtained and expenses incurred on behalf of the association are recorded in tghis book openly and regularly.
5-Proof of Receipt Recording Book: The serial and sequence number of the proofs of receipt, the names, last names of those receiving and returning persons and their signatures and dates of return are recorded in this book.
6-Plant Ledger (Fixture Book): The fixtures of the company are recorded in this book according to the date and way of acquisition, places of use. And the fixtures whose durations of use have expired are also recorded in this book.
Keeping the Proof of Receipt Recording Book and Plant Ledger (Fixture Book) is not compulsory.
b)The books to be kept according to the Balance Sheet Account Method and the principle to follow are as follows:
1-The books indicated in subparagraphs of paragraph (a) above are also kept according to the Balance Sheet account Method.
2-Journal and Ledger: The way of keeping these books and the way of recording in these books are carried out according to the Tax Procedural Law and the Accounting System Implementation General Communiqué which is published on the basis of the authority given by this law to the Ministry of Finance.
Certification of the Books
The books that must be kept by the association (excluding the Ledger) are certified by the provincial directorate of association or by a notary public before they are used. These books are used till all the pages are full, and there will be no interim certification of the books. However it is compulsory that the journal that is kept according to the Balance Sheet Account Method should be certified again each year in the last month of the year when it is to be used.
Making up Income Statement and Balance Sheet
If the books are kept according to the Operation Account Method, at year ends (31st December) an Operating account Statement is made up (indicated in Annex-16 og the Regulations of Associations). If the books are kept according to the Balance Sheet Basis, a balance sheet and an income statement are made up ay the end of each year (31st December) in accordance with the General Communiqué on Accounting System Application which is issued by the Ministry of Finance.
Income and Expense Operations of the Association*
Article 14- Income and Expense Documents;
Income of the association (an example is given in Annex-17 of the Regulation of associations) is collected with a “proof of receipt”. If the income of the association is collected through banks, such documents as the bank voucher or account summary are considered to be proof of receipt.
And in return for the expenditures of the association, such documents as invoices, retail sales slip, self-employment invoice are considered to be proof of receipt. However, for the expenditures of the association within the scope of article 94 of the Income Tax Law, such documents as note of expenses are used as proof od receipt according to the terms and conditions of the Tax Procedural Law, and for the expenditures which are not within this scope, such documents as “expense voucher”, or “bank receipt” (examples are given in Annex-13 of the Regulation of associations) are used as expenditure documents (proof of receipt.
The delivery of free goods and services to the person, institution or organization by the Association shall be made by the Real Aid Delivery Document which is in the form of the Regulation on Associations, Annex-14, whereas, the free goods and services to be delivered to the Association by individuals, institutions or organizations shall be accepted with the Real Service Donation Received Document (which is given in the Annex -15
to the Associations Regulation).
These documents are printed and used in the form and dimensions shown in Annex-13, Annex-14, and Annex-15 with consecutive serial numbers and sequence numbers and self carbonated fifty original and fifty counterfoil volumes or with continuous forms to be printed in electronic systems and printing machines. It is imperative that the documents to be printed in forms or continuous forms should bear the required quality.
Proofs of Receipt
The “proofs of receipts” that will be used for the collection of the revenues of the association are printed by a printing house based on a decision of the Board of Directors (in the form and dimensions shown in Annex-17 of the Regulation of associations).
With respect to printing and controling of the proofs of receipt, getting them from the printing house, recording them in the books, handover between the new and previous accountants, and usage of these proofs of receipt Alındı belgelerinin bastırılması ve kontrolü, matbaadan teslim alınması, deftere kaydedilmesi, eski ve yeni saymanlar arasında devir teslimi ve alındı belgesi ile dernek adına gelir tahsil edecek kişi veya kişiler tarafından bu alındı belgelerinin kullanımına ve toplanılan gelirlerin teslimine ilişkin hususlarda Dernekler Yönetmeliğinin ilgili hükümlerine göre hareket edilir.
Certificate of Authority
Except for the original members of the Board of Directors, the person or persons to collect revenues on behalf of the association are determined with a resolution of the board of directors by indicating the duration of the authority. The “Certificate of Authority” which includes the open identity information of the persons to collect the revenues and their signatures and photographs (indicated in annex-19 of the Regulation of Associations) is issued in two copies, and approved by the chairman of the board of directors of the association. The members of the board of directors may collects revenues without a certificate of authority.
The durations of the certificates of authority is determined to be at most one year by the board of directors. Those expried certificates are renewd according to the above paragraph. In the events of the expiration of the certificate of authority or the leaving of the person for whom a certificate of authority is issued, or his/her death, or his dismissal, it is imperative that the certificates of authority be given back to the board of directors of the association within one week. Also, the authority to collect revenues may be cancelled at any time with a resolution of the board of directors.
Duration of Keeping the Income and Expense Documents;
Excluding the books, proofs of receipt used by the association, proofs of expenditures and other documents are kept for a period of 5 years according to the order of numbers and dates in the books. The durations indicated in special codes and laws reserved in this respect.
Submitting A Declaration*
Article 15- The “Declaration of the Associaion” relating to the activities, and income and expense operations in the previous year (given in Annex-21 of the Regulation of Associations) is submitted to the local authority within the first four months of each calendar year by the chairman of the board of directors after it is approved of by the board of directors.
Obligation of Declaration*
Article 16- Declarations to be made to the local authorities;
Declaration of General Assembly Results
Within thirty days of the ordinary and extraordinary general assembly meetings, the General Assembly Meeting Results which include the orginal and substitute members elected for the boards of directors and auditors and for the other organs (given in Annex-3 of the Regulation of associations) are given to the local authority. If an amendment in the charter is made in the general assembly meeting, the general assembly meeting minute, the new and old forms of the amended articles of the charter, the final form of the charter each page of which has been signed by the members of the board of directors are given to the local authority with a written message.
Declaration of the Real Estates
The real estates of the associaion are declared to the local authority within thirty days of the registration in the land registry (Title Deed Office) by filling in the “Real Estate Declaration Form” (given in Annex-26 of the regulation of associations).
Declaration of Donations from Abroad
In the event that donations are received from abroad by the association, a declaration is made to the local authority by filling in the “Declaration of Donations from Abroad” (given in Annex-4 of the Regulation of Associations) before the donations are received.
It is compulsory that the cash donations be received through a bank and the condition of making a declaration before using such donations to be fulfilled.
Declaration of Changes and Amenments
A change of residence of the association is declared by filling in the form of “Declaration of Change of Residence” (given in Annex-24 of the Regulation of Associations), and changes in the organs of the association excluding those of the general assembly meeting are declared by filling in the form of “Declaration of Change in the Organs of the Association” (given in Annex-25 of the Regulation of Associations) to the local authority within thirty days of the change.
The amendments made in the charter of association are declared to local authority in an enclosure in the general assembly meeting results declaration within thirty days of the general assembly meeting in which the amendment has been made.
Internal Audit of the Association
Article 17- In the association, just as internal auditing may be made by the board of directors and board of auditors, so too auditing may be made by an independent audit society. The fact that an auditing has been made by the general assembly, board of directors or by an independent auditing society doesn’t remove the liability of the board of auditors.
An audit of the association is conducted by the board of auditors at least once a year. The general assembly or board of directors may conduct and audir or have an auditing society conduct an audit of the association whenever it deems necessary.
Methods of Borrowing of the Association
Article 18- The association may borrow money in order to realize its purposes and to carry out its activities with a resolution of the board of directors. This borrowing may be through buying goods and services on credit or through borrowing money. However, this borrowing may not be done at amounts which may not be covered by the revenues of the association and in such a way as to put the association into payment difficulties.
Establishing the Branches of the Association
Article 19- The association may open branches at required places with a resolution of the general assembly. For this purpose, a board of founders made up of at least three persons authorized by the board of directors of the association gives the branch establishment declaration indicated in the Regulation of Associations and the required documents to the highest rank local authority at the place where the branch will be established.
Duties and Authorities of the Branches
Article 20- The branches are internal organizations of the association which don’t have legal personality bu which operate autonomously in line with the purposes and service subjects of the association. The branches are responsible themselves for their own credits and debts.
Organs of Branches and Provisions to be Applied to the Branches
Article 21- The organs of the branches are the general assembly, board of directors, and board of auditors.
General assembly is made up of the registered members of the branch. The board of directors is made up of five original and five substitute members and the board of auditors is made up of three original and three substitute members who are elected by the general assembly of the branch.
The duties and authorities of these organs and the other terms and conditions in this charter relating to the association are also applied to the branches within the framework stipulated by legislation.
Time of Meeting of the General Assemblies of the Association and How They will be Represented in the General Assembly of the Headquarter
Article 22- The branches are obligated to complete their general assembly meetings two months before the general assembly meeting of the headquarter.
The ordinary general assembly meetings of the branches will be held once every 3 years within September at a place and time and date to be determined by the board of directors of the branches.
The branches are obliged to notify the results of the general assembly meeting to the local authority and to the headquarter within thirty days following the date of the general assembly.
The branches have the right to participate in the general assembly meetings of the headquarter if the total number of branches is not more than three with all their members. If the number of branches is more than three, then one (1) member per every twenty (20) members and then one member for the remaining members if they are more than 10 may participate in the general assembly meeting of the headquarter.
In the general assembly meeting of the headquater the delegates who have been elected in the last general assembly of the branch may participate. The members of the board of directors and auditors of the headquarter participate in the general assembly meetings of the headquarter. However, they may noy vote unless they are elected as delegates on behalf of the branch.
Those who are in the boards of directors and auditors of the branches must leave their duties in the branches when they are elected for the board of directors or auditors of the headquarter.
Opening Representation Offices*
Article 23- The association may open representation offices with a resolution of the board of directors for the purposes carrying out its activities at places where it finds it necessary to open a branch. The address of the representation office is notified in written form to the highest rank local authority of that place by the representatives delegated by the board of directors. The branches may not open representation offices.
How the Charter Will Be Amended
Article 24- The amendment of the charter is conducted with a resolution of the general assembly.
In order that the charter can be amended in the general assembly meeting, a majority (quorum) of two thirds (2/3) of the members who have the right to participate and vote in the general assembly is sought. In the event that the meeting is postponed due to the fact the majority is not obtained, no requirement of majority is sought for the second meeting. However, the number of the members who participate in this meeting may not be less than two times of the number of the members of the boards of directors and auditors.
The resolution majority required for an amendment of the charter is two thirds (2/3) of the members who have the right to participate and vote in the meeting. The voting in the general assembly meeting for an amendment of the charter is conducted openly.
Dissolution of the Association and Liquidation of the Properties
Article 25- The general assembly may always make a decision for the dissolution of the association.
For holding discussions on the dissolution of the association in the general assembly meeting, the majority of two thirds (2/3) of the members who have the right to participate and vote in the meeting is sought. In the event that the meeting is postponed due to the fact that majority has not been obtained, no majority is sought for the second meeting. However, the number of the members who participate in this meeting may not be less than two times of the number of the members of the boards of directors and auditors.
The resolution majority required for a resolution of dissolution is two thirds (2/3) of the members who have the right to participate and vote in the meeting. The voting in the general assembly meeting for dissolution is conducted openly.
When a resolution of dissolution is made in the general assembly meeting, the liquidation of the properties, money, and rights of the association is conducted by a committee of dissolution (liquidation) which is made up of the members of the final board of directors. These procedures are started on the date when a resolution is made for a general assembly meeting or when the self liquidation has finalized. In all these procedures the association is called “Manual Medicine- Pain Regulation Associaion in Dissolution”.
The committee of dissolution (liquidation) is authorized and entitled to conduct the procedures for the liquidation of the properties, money, and rights of the association from the beginning to the end. This committee first examines the accounts of the association. During the examination, the books, proofs of receipt, expenditure documents, title deed certificates, and bank records and other documents of the association are determined, and then the assets and liabilities are recorded in minute. During the liquidation process, a call is made to the creditors of the association, and the assets, if any, are converted into cash and are paid to the creditors. If the assocition has receivables the receivables are collected. After the payment of the debts and collection of the receivables, the remaining money, assets and rights are transferred to the Scientific Acupuncture and Regulation Association and the Scientific Neurotherapy and Regulation Association. In the general assembly if the place of transfer is not defined, the assets are transferred to the association at the same place as the association whose purpose is closest to that of the association and which has the most members at the date of liquidation.
All the procedures in relation to the liquidation are shown in the liquidation minute, and the liquidation procedures are completed within three months excluding the additional times given by the local authorities on the basis of justified reasons.
It is compulsory that the liquidation (dissolution) committee should report the completion of the procedures within seven days with a written letter to the local authority following the completion of the liquidation and transfer procedures of the properties (assets) money, and rights of the association, and the liquidationn minute must be enclosed with this letter.
The final members of the board of directors are required to keep the books and documents of the association as being the members of the liquidation committee. This duty may be given to a member of the board of directors. The keeping period required for such books and documents is five years.
Lack of Provision
Articlee 26- With respect to the subjects not included in this charter, the Law of Associations, the Turkish Civil Code, and the Regulation of Associations enacted by reference to these laws and codes and the provisions of the relevant legislation are applied.
Temporary Article 1-* Until the organs of the association are formed in the first general assembly meeting, the members of the temporary board of directors who will carry out the works and procedures relating to the association are indicated here below.
Temporary Board of Directors;
NAME AND LAST NAME
Hakkı Yeten Cad. Vital Fulya Plaza No:23 Kat:3 Şişli/İstanbul
0212 219 19 12
Odunluk Mah. Akademi Cad. Harmony Towers A3 Blok daire:57 Nilüfer/Bursa
Yenişehir Mah. Eşref Bitlis Bulvarı Dumankaya Trend Ekstra Sitesi A-2 Blok No: 13/2 İç kapı No:26 Pendik/İstanbul
0533 571 95 81
Maltepe Mah. Davutpaşa Cad. No:103-107 Avrupa konutları kale2 D1 blok daire 29 Zeytinburnu/İstanbul
0533 655 68 27
Fatma Gülçin URAL
Beytepe Mah. 1795 Sok. 9/5 Çankaya/Ankara
0505 273 01 11
Sevil Kılıç ÖZTÜRK
Yenişehir Mah. Millet Cad. 22/1 Wroof Sitesi A-46 Pendik/İstanbul
0505 519 41 69
Mehmet Ali ELMACIOĞLU
Atatürk Mah. 1003 Sok. No: 4/10 Şehitkamil/Gaziantep
0532 296 95 70
This charter is made up of 26 (Twenty six) articles and 1 (one) temporary article.