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  • COLLECTIVE REDUNDANCY IN TURKISH LAW / Collective redundancy, also called collective dismissal or lay-off is the termination of large amount of employees’ contracts due to economic, technological or structural reasons.
  • MINIMUM WAGE SUPPORT ENDS / Government support for minimum wage, which is being applied since 2016, will end after September 2018.
  • DETENTION AND ARREST OF AN EMPLOYEE / In case of an employee’s detention or arrest period exceeds the notice period, employer has the right to break the employment contract by just reason.
  • DEFERMENT INTEREST RATE IS INCREASED / Determent interest rate and late fee applied to public receivables is increased from 12% to 24% yearly (monthly 2%)
  • DATA CONTROLLERS REGISTRATION DATES ON DATA CONTROLLER REGISTRY / Dates of registration obligation on Data Controller Registry are issued in the Official Journal numbered 30513, dated 18 August 2018.
  • INTERN SUPPORT EXTENDED FOR 3 YEARS / As per Presidential Decision No. 42, dated 15 August 2018, Government support for employers of interns is extended until 2020-2021 (included) school year.
  • SHORTER WORKING PERIODS FOR NON-SMOKING EMPLOYEES / According to revealed “Tobacco Control Strategy and Action Plan,” positive discrimination will be applied to non-smoking personnel.
  • WORK DURING FEAST OF SACRIFICE AND HOLIDAY BENEFITS / Working on national days and public holidays is arranged in article 44 of Law No. 4857. Working on such days is determined by employment contracts and collective agreements.
  • IS HALF DAY PAID LEAVE POSSIBLE? / Yes it is possible to take half day paid leave; there is no arrangement in laws and regulations against it.
  • IS COMPENSATORY WORK POSSIBLE FOR EVES OF FEASTS? / In case of bad weather and under some other circumstances that made working impossible, employer has the right to ask its employers to make up unworked hours at a later date.
  • FAQS ABOUT PAID MILITARY SERVICE EXEMPTION / As we informed you before, employees who were born on or before 1st January 1994, and pay 15.000,00 TRY will complete their military service in 21 days of basic military training.


Turkey Fact Sheet

2018 turkey fact sheet

Our “Turkey Fact Sheet” booklet combines the answers to all the questions you might have as a foreign employee or executive doing business in Turkey

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