Increasing employment is a must to prevent the shrinkage in the economy. There are various government incentives that aim to support an increase in employment. These incentives can be regional or seasonal. Regional incentives vary based on the commercial needs of that particular province.

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Salary Payment in Foreign Currency


The sudden depreciation of the Turkish lira in the summer of 2018 forced the Turkish government to take certain measures. Restricting payment of  salaries in foreign currency was one of the measures to reverse the situation.

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2020 Penalty for Employing Foreign Workers Illegally


ADMINISTRATIVE FINES 2019 2020 To the employer or employer representative who employs a foreigner without a work permit  (for each foreigner) 8.821,00 ₺ 10.812,00 ₺ To the foreigner working without a work permit under an employer 3.527,00 ₺ 4.322,00 ₺ To the foreigner working independently without a work permit 7.057,00 …

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Health Benefits of the Insured Abroad


Health services stand out as an important cost item in many parts of the world. If you’re insured in Turkey, how can you benefit from health services abroad? Is it necessary to be an insured worker who is on duty? Can the insured, who is abroad for educational or touristic …

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How to Intern in Turkey?


As the rapid globalization has removed borders between countries, when it comes to working and living in foreign countries. We quite often see young people from different parts of the world going abroad to get a better education, to learn a language, and to have internship experience in a different …

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2020 Unemployment Benefits – Turkey


2020 Unemployment Benefits are recently announced in Turkey. Let’s try to answer the most frequently asked questions here in this article: How are the unemployment benefits determined? What criteria are taken into account? Who benefits from this allowance and how?

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Minimum Wage for 2020 Announced


The Minimum Wage Commission has announced the gross minimum wage for 2020 as 2.943 TL, with an increase of 15.03%. The net minimum wage will be 2.324,70 TL, together with the AGI (MLA – Minimum Living Allowance) for single employees or employees with working spouses. You can find the 2020 “calculation of minimum …

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How to Calculate SGK Base?


SGK base (also called as Earnings Subject to Premium) is the amount SGK and unemployment premium rates are applied. An employee may receive different type of payments along with his/her basic salary, such as allowances, bonuses and other fringe benefits. All these payments constitute the employee’s total earnings. EARNINGS SUBJECT …

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Tax Exempt Daily Allowance 2019/2


Daily Allowance is the money paid to employees in daily basis while they are working away from their workplace whether within the same country or abroad. Tax exempt daily allowance amounts are determined by General Directorate of Budget and Fiscal Control in line with Travel Expense Law No.6245 twice a …

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Severance Pay Upper Limit 2019/2


Severance pay upper limit is announced as 6.379,86 TRY for the second half of the year. This limit will be applied within the period between 1 July 2019 and 31 December 2019.As is known, qualified employee shall be paid a severance pay equal to last 30 days’ gross wages for …

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