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  • ONLY SOFT COPY DOCUMENTS IN WORK PERMIT APPLICATIONS / As is known the renewed work permit application system has come into service as of 26th February 2018.
  • FOREIGN LABOR QUOTA IN TURKEY / Turkish companies must employ certain number of Turkish citizens for applying work permit or hiring foreigners.
  • PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE CERTIFICATE WILL BE OBLIGATORY FOR SOME PROFESSIONS / Some members of professions cannot be employed on arduous and dangerous work without Professional Competence Certificate after 11th November 2019.
  • HOW TO CALCULATE HOURLY WAGE? / Wage can be determined as monthly, daily, hourly, as a piece or job rate or on a percentage basis.
  • WITHHOLDING TAX AND MOUNTHLY PREMIUM SERVICE DOCUMENT APPLICATION POSTPONED TO JULY 2019 / Withholding Tax and Monthly Premium Service Document application that had been earlier announced to start on 1st October 2018 is postponed to 1st July 2019.
  • WITHOLDING TAX APPLICATIONS POSTPONED / Withholding Tax and Monthly Premium Service Document applications, which had been announced earlier to start on 1st October 2018 are now postponed to 1st July 2019.
  • WORK ON OCTOBER 29 REPUBLIC DAY / October 29 Republic Day (the day Republic of Turkey is proclaimed in 1923) is the Turkey’s only national day. It starts at 13:00 on 28th and continues until the end of 29 October.
  • WHICH PAYMENTS ARE INCLUDED IN SEVERANCE? / Severance payment is arranged in article 14 (still in effect) of Former Labor Law no. 1475.
  • Does Employer Have to Give You a Raise? / Employer is not obliged to grant any wage raise unless it is stated in the employment contract.
  • TURKEY SWITCHES TO PERMANENT SUMMER TIME / Turkey will no longer change its clocks in winters, and summer time (DTS) will be the country’s non-changing standard time fixed on GMT +3.
  • TERMINATION IN PROBATION PERIOD / Both employee and employer may terminate the contract in probation (trial) period without giving any notice, and no severance is paid to employee.
  • THREE YEARS COMPULSARY STAYING PERIOD IN PRIVATE PENSION/ Participant employees of auto enrolment private pension may have to stay 3 years in the system, according to recent news in the media.
  • MINIMUM LIVING ALLOWANCE SUPPORT STARTS / Minimum Living Allowance (MLA/AGİ) support intended to compensate any decrease in monthly minimum wage due to shift on taxable income brackets started in September and will continue to the end of the year.
  • WILL EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS BE CONVERTED INTO TURKISH LIRA? /In an effort to prevent the recent loses and high volatility in Turkish Lira (TRY), new steps has been taken by issuing Presidential Decrees (No 32 and 85) that stipulate some transactions and contracts made between real persons or the legal entities will be based on Turkish Lira.


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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