Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Turkey as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

Turkey: Government raises minimum wages for 2020

The new gross monthly minimum pay level in Turkey has been set at 2,943 Turkish lira (US$495) …

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Turkey: Government eases visa requirements for Libyan nationals

Libyan passport holders over the age of 55 will now be able to visit Turkey without having to obtain an entry visa …

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Turkey: Amendments to the Tax Law

Employers need to be mindful of recent amendments to the Tax Law, as it not only introduces new tax brackets and income tax rates, but also obliges employees receiving salary over TRY500,000 (US$86,236) to file an income tax return …

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Turkey: Labour Input Indices, Quarter II: April-June, 2019

Although the hours worked in Turkey fell over the year to Q2 2019 by 9 …

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Turkey: Higher productivity for continual growth

The World Bank has just issued a report suggesting that higher productivity is required in order for Turkey to achieve sustainable growth and improve living standards …

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Turkey: Labour Force Statistics, March 2019

Over the year to March 2019, the youth unemployment rate including persons aged 15-24 increased by 7 …

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Turkey: Policy changes in relation to residence permit procedures

The General Migration Directorate has made policy changes in relation to residence permit procedures …

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Turkey: Labour Force Statistics, February 2019

The economic crisis in Turkey is particularly hitting employment …

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Turkey: Visa-free regime for Uzbek truck drivers introduced

Truck drivers from Uzbekistan may now enter Turkey for a period of 30 days without a visa …

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Turkey: Erdogan’s deathblow to Turkish democracy

To become the leader of a great modern nation it appears necessary to have had a particular education …

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Turkey: Supreme Court rules inappropriately worded emails are valid reason for termination

The Supreme Court has made a recent ruling which finds that that employee’s use of “inappropriate language” in written workplace correspondence is sufficient reason for termination …

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Turkey: Minimum wage in Turkey raised by 26 pct

With effect from January 1st 2019 the statutory net minimum monthly wage has risen from 1603 Liras (US$302) to 2020 Liras (US$380) …

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Turkey: US-led trade sanctions are having a significant effect on the economy

US-led trade sanctions are having a significant effect on the economy …

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Turkey: Visa-free stay for three Central Asian countries’ nationals extended

Citizens from three Central Asian countries – Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan – are now allowed to visit Turkey visa free for a maximum of 90 days in any 180 day period …

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Turkey: Employers should take great care when handling overtime

Employers should take great care when handling overtime in Turkey, due to a number of recent Supreme Court Cases …

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