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  • BES’te Zorunlu Tasarruf Devri Mi Başlıyor?
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  • 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.
  • 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.


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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