Recent news

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

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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Turkey: A new era of data protection

The Data Control Registry (VERBIS) was opened for business in October 1st2018 …

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Turkey: Any employee whose detention exceeds their notice period may be dismissed with just cause

What happens if, as is so common at the present time, an employee is unable to attend work because they have been arrested by the police? The answer is that under Article 25-IV of Labour Law 4857 any employee whose detention exceeds their notice period may be dismissed with just cause …

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Turkey: Men and women are paid equally?

The Turkish statistics agency, TURKSTAT, does not produce up to data pay data, perhaps just as well …

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Turkey/Russia: Partial lifting of visas agreed

The Russian Government has agreed to the lifting of visas for Turkish business visitors, truck drivers and service passport holders …

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