Business in Turkey

Change in Actual Service Term Increment


In the Communique, dated 3rd November 2017, SSI has announced that working days notification of employees who are subject to “actual service term increment” shall be limited to 26 days in a month. As per Law No. 5510, Article 40, in order to evaluate the work under actual service term …

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Minimum Living Allowance Support for Minimum Wage

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2017 net minimum wage will not be affected from the shift on taxable income brackets and will not get lower than 1.404,06 TRY between September and December. As is known, Turkey’s net minimum wage is determined as 1.404,06 TRY (minimum living allowance included) throughout 2017. In the application of income …

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New Safety Standarts and Setting Up Rescue Stations in Mining Work


Conveyer belts will be standardized and establishing rescue station will be compulsory in underground mining workplaces, according to amendment on the related Regulation.   “Regulation on Occupational Health and Safety in Mining Establishments” intended to determine the minimum health and safety requirements for mining works in order to protect the workers’ …

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Protection of Personal Data Relating to Health

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Regulation on Processing and Ensuring the Privacy of Personal Data Relating to Health (Official Journal 29863, dated 26 October 2016) has been amended by a new regulation that has been issued in Official Journal 30250, dated 24 November.2017.  As is known provisions of “Law on The Protection of Personal Data, …

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Foreigners not Subject to Work Permit in Turkey

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Professionals of the following occupational groups, depending upon their period of stay in Turkey, are not subject to a work permit. Foreigners arriving for the purpose of assembly, maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment and providing training on use of them , without exceeding three months Foreigners arriving for …

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Social Security Agreements

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Every country has its own legislation as regard to international workforce; however provisions of social security agreements are applied instead of domestic legislation. POSTING/SECONDMENT/FOREIGNERS ASSIGNED TO TURKEY In general; without prejudice to provisions of international social security agreements, employees who are temporarily assigned to Turkey by and on behalf of …

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Work Visa Document Checklist for Turkey Consulates

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WORK PERMIT APPLICATION ABROAD If you are a foreigner applying for work visa from abroad the steps and necessary documents are as follows. •             Before the consulate visit fill in the “Visa Application form” in web-site ( When you go to relevant consulate of Turkey to apply for work visa, take …

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A Review of International Workforce in Turkey

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Turkey, on one hand, trying to attract qualified foreign professionals and investors to create an economy producing goods with high added value and increase the domestic savings, and on the other hand, struggling to cope up with the inflow of refugees in huge numbers from the troubled neighbors, has introduced …

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Government Support for Interns Extended


Government support provided from Unemployment Fund for the employers of interns will continue during 2017-2018 school year. As is known apprentices, candidate apprentices and students in vocational high schools, and students having vocational and technical training in the universities or higher education institutions who are deemed in the scope of …

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