Turkey is a transcontinental country that is located mainly on the Anatolian Peninsula in western Asia (and a small portion on the Balkan Peninsula in southeast Europe). The country is bordered by Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Greece, and Bulgaria. Turkey is a newly industrialized country, with one of the emerging and growth-leading economies in the world — it has a rich cultural legacy shaped by centuries of history and is one of the most visited countries in the world.
Pregnant mothers are entitled to 16 weeks of paid maternity leave at their full salary, usually split as 8 weeks before the due date and 8 weeks after. The maternity leave is paid by social security. Fathers/partners are entitled to 1 week of paid paternity leave after their child’s birth. Employees can also take adoption leave.
There is no mandatory paid sick leave entitlement, however employers generally grant 1 week of paid sick leave upon receiving proof of medical reports. If the illness lasts longer than 1 week, the rest of the leave is unpaid.
Turkey has 14 public holidays, and employees are entitled to at least 14 days of paid time off (depending on how long they have worked at the company). Employees can also take leave for bereavement or military service.
The minimum wage is TRY 10,008 per month (gross), and a standard workweek is 45 hours at 9 hours per day. Overtime compensation is due for any hours worked past 45 in one week, and is paid between 150%-200% of the regular salary.
The termination process depends on the employment contract and collective agreement and reason for termination. Contracts can be terminated if just cause is established.
The notice period depends on the employee’s length of time at the company:
Employees who have worked more than 1 year at their company and were unfairly dismissed are entitled to severance pay, which is calculated as 1 month of wages for each completed year of employment at the company. The maximum severance payment as of January 2023 is TRY 19,982 (gross).
★ 2% - Short Term Insurance Premium
★ 11% - Pension & Disability
★ 7.5% - General Health Insurance
★ 2% - Unemployment Insurance
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