Financial Holiday 2019


Financial holiday is created by Law No. 5604, published in the Official Gazette No. 26476, dated 28 March 2007. The Law aims at giving a break for the accountants (public accountants, professional accountants, sworn-in certified public accountants) between 1 – 20 July every year. This year financial holiday stars at …

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Work Permit Fees Filed Abroad Will be paid in Turkey


In a broad applications WP fees will be paid in Turkey by the employer. Applications for work permits can be made inside or outside Turkey. Foreigners residing abroad shall apply to the Turkish Consulates in their country of residence or of citizenship. In case the WP application is accepted as …

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Gender Discrimination in Employment


Struggle for equality between women and men has a long history. Although social conditions of women are improved in the past decades, it seems that there is a long way to achieve a satisfactory state from the point of women, according to many international institutions including the United Nation and …

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How can You Take the Ramadan Feast 9 Days Holiday?


This year holy Ramadan Feast will be observed between Tuesday, 4 June and Thursday 6 June, also Monday, 3rd of June is the eve of the feast and half day holiday. As per the Government announcement many of the public sector employees are allowed administrative leaves for Monday, 3rd June …

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Yes. Planning and scheduling the annual vacation is at the employer’s discretion. Employer is not bounded by the start and end dates of the annual leave demanded by employee, and may determine different dates. In Ramadan, the holy month of fasting, workplaces may choose to go to annual shutdown. In …

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Missing Day Notification for Foreign Employees


As per the SSI announcement, dated 18 March 2019, missing day reasons are widened for foreigners. In Turkey’s legislation, number of working days within a month is considered 30 regardless of the actual number of days in the month. Apart from maternity leave days, foreign employees were considered to work …

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Work Permit Quota and Reduced Minimum Wage in Tourism Sector


As per the announcement of International Labor Force General Directorate, dated 26 April 2019, between 1 January – 1 July 2019, minimum wage paid to foreigners can be equal to current minimum wage applied to Turkish citizen employees (gross 2558.40 TRY) in the following tourism establishments: –Establishments licensed or not …

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