Employees who benefit from paid military service exemption will be given unpaid leave.
Bag Law that contains provisions for paid military service passed through the Parliament on 25 July 2018. Turkish citizens who were born on or before 1 January 1994 are given the chance of completing their military service in 21 days by paying 15.000,00 TRY.
UNPAID LEAVE FOR EMPLOYEES
In Turkish Labor Law unpaid leave, apart from under some specific conditions, can only be taken by the consent of employer. Now the new Law makes it obligatory for the employers to grant this shortened military service period as an unpaid leave.
During the unpaid leave, no wage and SSI premium is paid for the non-worked day.
In normal conditions, according to article 14 of the Former Labor Law No. 1475 (still in effect), an employee who joins to army due to compulsory military service may end his employment contract and require severance pay.
However, the above article will not be applied for shortened military service, and employee cannot require severance payment.