What does the reserved share mean?

A part of the inheritance that is not allowed to be transferred to another person in the testament of the inheritor is called the reserved share.

A part of the inheritance that is not allowed to be transferred to another person in the testament of the inheritor is called the reserved share. This reserved share has been allocated to legal heirs. The rates of the reserved shares in the inheritance are regulated in article 506 of the civil law. According to this; Half of the legal inheritance share for descendant, ¼ of the legal inheritance share for the mother and father, 1/8 of the legal inheritance share for each of the siblings. The inheritor can make a death-related disposition on the part of his inheritance other than the reserved portion. If there are no heirs with hidden shares, he can dispose of his inheritance as he wishes. The inheritor has to observe the above rates in his savings. When these rates are violated, the relevant heir may request his reserved share with the action of criticism. Sanctions such as denial of adoption or deprivation of inheritance do not exist in Turkish law.