Is it Obligatory to Employ Disabled Personnel


One of the major problems in society is the social and economic deprivation of disabled individuals. Therefore some affirmative actions are being taken in all countries to provide opportunities for persons with disabilities to be productive and integrated with the society. And the best way of ensuring their employment is …

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10 Short Simple Questions on Work Permits


  Q: Can we file a work permit application inside Turkey for a foreigner staying in the country with tourist visa.A: No, it is not possible to apply for a work permit inside Turkey concerning a foreigner who is staying in the country with a tourist visa. Only holders of valid residence …

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What are the Tax and SGK Premium Exemptions on Private Insurances and Pensions


Although the current mandatory state social security system (SSI/SGK) covers almost all of the employees as regard to health insurance and pension there also exist some supplementary private insurances which can be named as; Individual Retirement System; Private Health Insurance; Private Life Insurance. Their tax and premium liabilities vary according …

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How to Calculate Minimum Living Allowance


Part of the wage that constitutes the amount of minimum subsistence level is not subject to income tax for real persons in Turkey legislation. Minimum Living Allowance is calculated on the basis of minimum wage regardless of the total earning, and in accordance with the marital status and the number …

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How to Register Company New Starter and Leavers on SSI


COMPANY REGISTRATION 1 – When to Register? Employer should register in SSI (SGK) at the same day they employed staff. Upon registration, companies will receive a social security registration number. As per Social Security and General Health Insurance Law No. 5510, Article 11-3 “The employer is obliged to submit the …

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Do You Check Your Passport Validity?

 We advise you do so. Because according to latest announcement from Ministry of Labor and Social Security Department of Work Permit for Foreigners; “As of the date January 1, 2015 foreigners whose passport validity are not 60 days longer than the expiration date of the work permit will not be …

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Are Foreigners Obliged to Get Work Permit to Work In Turkey?


  Pursuant to Law on The Work Permit for Foreigners, No. 4817 that regulates the work of foreign nationals in Turkey; Unless otherwise provided in the bilateral or multilateral agreements to which Turkey is a party, the foreigners are obliged to get permission before they start to work dependently or …

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Foreigners excluded from the scope of the Work Permit Procedure


Law no. 4817 on the Work Permit for Foreigners includes foreigners working dependently and independently in Turkey, foreigners receiving professional training with an employer in Turkey as well as natural and legal persons employing foreigners.Unless otherwise stipulated in the bilateral or multilateral agreements to which Turkey is a party, foreigners …

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Conditions of Severance Pay in Turkey


According to article 14 (still in effect) of Former Law no. 1475, employees are granted severance pay under certain conditions. Accordingly:Provided that the period of employment with the same employer is minimum 1 year, and if the employment contract is terminated for the following reasons, severance pay will be granted …

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