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.
CHANGE IN CONDITION OF UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT / One of the conditions for being eligible “dole” is “120 days’ premium prior to unemployment must be paid uninterruptedly”.
WHAT IS CASH COMPENSATION? / Cash compensation or cash indemnity is a kind of additional payment made to employees dealing with or responsible for cash flow in pay-desk, cashier's office and so on. This payment is intended to compensate the cash deficit that may occur during such employees' transactions.
COLLECTIVE VACATION PRINCIPLES / Collective vacation or annual shutdown, though not common in Turkey, is applied usually by manufacturing companies during certain seasons preferably in summer.
PAID MILITARY SERVICE EXEMPTION / Employees who benefit from paid military service exemption will be given unpaid leave.
RETROSPECTIVE BENEFITING STARTS IN JULY 2018 / Set-off process from the due debts of employer, regarding the retrospective benefiting from the incentives, will start as of July 2018 without waiting until 1st of 2019.
VACATION AND PAID LEAVES IN PRESS LAW / In Turkey press members have different rights in comparison with the other employees, regarding annual vacation, paid leaves and maternity leave.
SEVERANCE PAY OF PRESS MEMBERS/ Press members severance pay is arranged in a different way due to nature of the profession.
ANNUAL VACATION PRINCIPLES IN TURKEY - Principles of paid annual vacation are asset out in articles 53 and 62 of Labor Law, No. 4857, and in Regulation on Paid Annual Leave.
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