Business in Turkey

2020 Updated Job Exit Codes

Exit codes are codes indicating the reasons of employment contract terminations of the employees in the SSI system.  Why Does the Exit Code Matter? Correct determination of SSI exit codes is very important for both employer and employee rights and obligations. These codes determine which rights employees will have or …

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General Health Premiums for Part-time Employees

General health insurance (GSS) is an insurance that covers all employees as well as the whole society, including those who do not work or have no income. Everyone must be covered by general health insurance in order to receive treatment in public hospitals and benefit from the health benefits offered …

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Is There a Penalty for Hiring a Deserter?

Is There a Penalty for Hiring a Deserter?

One of the personnel documents that the employers request before a male employee starts work is the document showing the military status. What is the purpose of this document?  It is a legal obligation for a Turkish male citizen to fulfill his military service between the ages of 20-41, determined …

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Premium Payments Postponed Due to Pandemic

Within the scope of combating the economic problems caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Turkish government has postponed the payments of 3-month SGK premiums of the affected businesses.  What is the deadline for premium payments? The premium payment postponement was determined within the scope of the compelling reason between March …

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Postponement of High School Internships at Workplaces

Postponement of High School Internships at Workplaces

During the pandemic, all learning was carried out remotely and all practical learning practices such as internships and vocational training were interrupted until September 21st. Certain education institutions such as Anadolu technical and vocational high schools require their students to complete vocational skills training in workplaces in order to graduate. …

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Remote Work for R&D Workers is Extended

Remote Work for R&D Workers is Extended

As a measure to fight the spread of the pandemic, remote work was implemented among employees conducting R&D at Technoparks and R&D and Design Centers*.  Remote employees were allowed to continue to benefit from discounts, exceptions, supports and incentives under Law No. 5746 until August 31, 2020, provided that they …

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