Abstract

The Capital Market Board (CMB), carry outs audit and surveillance activities in capital markets in order to provide safety and stability of capital markets, protect the rights of investors and fulfill public disclosure. In consequence of audit activity, the CMB, within the scope of power which has been given by the statute law can apply some sanctions, such as administrative fine. The subject of the study is administrative fine applications imposed by the CMB on companies whose shares are processed in the Borsa Istanbul (BIST), between 2006 and 2013. The aim of this study is to determine due to the infringement of which provisions of the statue law which cause administrative fines as a result of te CMB’s audit activity within the scope of power which has been given by the statute law. According to this research's result, CMB mostly executed administrative fines in consequence of statue law related to material disclosure.