Leave

Information on annual leave, sick leave, maternity, paternity and parental leave, public holidays and other leave.

Turkey :: Public holidays 2020

  January 1  New Year’s Day (Wednesday)  April 23 Children’s Day (Thursday) May 1  Labour and Solidarity Day (Friday) May 19  Youth and Sports Day (Tuesday) May 24-26 Ramadan Festival (Sunday-Tuesday) July 15 Democracy and National Solidarity Day (Wednesday) July 31 Kurban Bayramy (Feast of Sacrifice) (Friday) August 1-3 Kurban Bayramy Holiday (Saturday-Monday) August 30  Victory Day (Sunday)  October 29 Republic Day (Thursday)  Note: These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates …

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Turkey :: Public holidays 2019

  January 1  New Year’s Day (Tuesday)  April 23 National Sovereignty and Children’s Day (Tuesday) May 1  Labour and Solidarity Day (Wednesday) May 19  Ataturk Memorial, Youth and Sports Day (Sunday) June 4-6 Ramazan Bayramı Holiday (Tuesday-Thursday) July 15 Democracy and National Solidarity Day (Monday) August 11-14 Kurban Bayramı Holiday (Sunday-Wednesday) August 30  Victory Day (Friday)  October 29 Republic Day (Tuesday)  Note: These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates …

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Turkey :: Sick leave and pay

Once an employee has made social security payments for 120 days they become entitled to statutory sickpay …

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Turkey :: Other leave entitlements

An employee may take up to three days’ paid leave when they get married …

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Turkey :: Maternity, paternity and parental leave

Maternity leave  The minimum maternity leave period is from eight weeks before the birth to eight weeks after the birth …

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Turkey :: Annual leave

All employees who have at least one year’s service (including service at other workplaces of the same employer) are entitled to annual paid leave …

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