Social Security Agreement between Turkey and Tunisia is in Force

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Social Security Agreement between Turkey and Tunisia signed in Ankara on 28th May 2013 has been accepted in Parliament and the related Law No. 6981 has been published in the Duplicate Official Gazette on 4th April 2017.

Outlines of the agreement

  • Equal treatment: Persons in the scope of this agreement will, with respect to social security, have the same rights and obligations, as provided or stipulated for a citizen of the contracting country
  •  As Regard to entitlement to social security benefits (retirement etc.) provided by contracting parties, the length of services acquired in both country will be combined
  • Healthcare benefits for insured and their families residing in other country  will be safeguarded by legislation of both countries
  • If a person transfers his residence to other country while receiving income, he will continue to receive this income in the country to which  he transferred his residence
  • Benefits in the scope of temporary incapacity will be provided by both contracting parties.

Posting – secondment

Secondment/posting period is 24 calendar years.

  • Employed person: In case an employee is send by the employers to work on behalf of this employer in the other contracting country, that employee will continue to be subject to the legislation of sending country, on condition that posting period doesn’t exceed 36 calendar years.
  • Self-employed: In case a self-employed person temporarily transfers his business to other contracting country he will be subject to legislation of the first country, on condition that posting period doesn’t exceed 36 calendar years.
  • In the above cases, 36 years period may be extended for once up to maximum 60 months by the mutual agreement of contracting parties.

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For full text of the agreement in Turkish, Arabic and English please visit here.

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