The Governorship of Istanbul imposed a “document” requirement in the purchase and sale of scrap and second hand materials in order to prevent the sale of the goods subject to theft crime in the second hand market. The governorship has issued an announcement regarding the issues to be respected in the purchase and sale of scrap and second hand materials. In the announcement, it was stated that ensuring the welfare, peace and happiness of individuals and the society and protecting their fundamental rights and freedoms are among the fundamental duties and responsibilities of the state.
In the announcement, it was emphasized that the state struggles with all kinds of crimes and criminals that disturb the peace and tranquility of the society through all its institutions, especially the law enforcement agencies, and takes all kinds of measures regarding the maintenance of the daily lives of citizens without disruption and trouble.
the material and moral damage to citizens, individuals theft affecting general security adversely lead to an increase of themselves to feel safe and crime concerns, law enforcement thanks to the efforts shown in the elucidation of the units of the measures taken and events tended to decrease in recent years, though it is among the most common public order incidents in Turkey In the quoted statement, the following were recorded:
“The purchase and sale of the goods subject to theft crime in the second-hand market increases the material and moral damages caused by the theft and can prevent the clarification of the incidents by the judicial units. Although the purchase or acceptance of the criminal goods is a crime in the Turkish Penal Code No.5237, the stolen goods are changing the second hand market, making purchases and sales in the second hand market without any records and documents makes it difficult to reach the stolen items and identify the suspects. “
NEW RULES INSTALLED
In the announcement, the items in order to prevent the sale of the goods subject to theft crime in the second-hand market, to prevent it from appearing as an attractive way in terms of gaining a benefit, to clarify the incident upon the detection of the goods obtained after the theft, to identify the suspects, to catch them and to protect the public order were listed as follows. :
“- Issuing a Second Hand Material Purchase and Sale Certificate that specifies the identity and address information of the person (s) who sell and buy scrap, and the quantity and characteristics of the goods,
– Electronic goods and white goods (mobile phone, computer, tablet, camera, television, refrigerator, washing machine, dishwasher, battery, copper material, etc.) Identity and address information of the seller / person (s) and the date of the shopping transaction, the quantity and properties of the goods, the second hand material purchase and sales document, or receipt of the invoice for the goods, if requested by law enforcement officers, submit the form or invoice to be
Submission of the first invoice or document during the purchase / sale of second-hand goods,
– Recording of scrap and second hand goods purchases and sales, keeping an inventory list by businesses,
– Establishing security camera and recording system inside and outside of businesses and businesses that trade scrap and second hand goods,
– Mobile scrap dealers must obtain the necessary documents from the Local Authorities or the Provincial Directorate of Environment and Urbanization and submit them to the authorities when requested,
– Not buying and selling goods to persons under the age of 18 unless they are accompanied by a guardian,
– Keeping the Second Hand Material Purchase and Sale Document for a period of 1 year will abide by its issues. “
In the announcement that it was stated that the authorized units, especially the law enforcement and police units, will focus on audit activities, and if those who act contrary are detected during the inspections, judicial and administrative actions will be carried out within the framework of the provisions of the legislation, and the administrative fines foreseen in Article 32 of the Misdemeanor Law No. It has been reported that the decision will take effect as of the date of publication.