Recent news

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

Turkey: Door closes on free movement

Although the Turkish government has introduced a new-style passport containing a chip holding an individual’s fingerprint and facial image it has not led to visa free travel into the EU’s Schengen area …

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Turkey: Tax concession to foreign professionals

From January 1st 2017 a discount will apply to withholding taxes payable in respect to income received by certain employees based outside Turkey who provide services into the country …

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Turkey: Exemption certificate required

It has in the past been uncertain whether certain senior executives entering Turkey require a work permit …

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Turkey: Thou camest to bite the world

Employers with interests in Turkey or neighboring Greece should take note that Turkey’s EU Affairs Minister, Omer Celik, has issued an angry threat to the European Commission that it either honours its undertaking to give visa-free travel to Turks visiting the Schengen zone and stops interfering in its internal affairs or it will drive out all the refugees it is currently preventing from crossing to Greece and other bordering states …

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Turkey: Tyranny of truth

The structure of earnings survey is conducted throughout Europe and related states ever four years …

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Turkey: Flexible Working

The Turkish parliament has given approval to a draft law that will allow a flexible working relationship to be established through registered temporary work agencies …

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Turkey: Privacy rights extend only to data made public

In a recent case before the Turkish Constitutional Court a claim for right of workplace email privacy was dismissed …

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Turkey: National minimum wage increase remains uncertain

Nihat Zeybekci, the interim Economics Minister for the new Turkish government, has announced that the country’s national minimum wage will increase on January 1st 2016 from 1,000 Turkish lira (343 US dollars) to 1,300 lira (446 US dollars) per month …

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Turkey: Amendments to labour laws now in force

A new law on occupational health and safety came into force in Turkey on April 23rd 2015 …

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Turkey: Minimum wage 2015

Following the conclusion of a deal between the government, employers and trade unions, the gross national monthly minimum wage in Turkey increased to 1,201 …

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Turkey: New legislation on workplace safety

The Prime Minister of Turkey, Ahmet Davutoglu, has announced new workplace safety regulations to prevent occupational accidents …

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Turkey: OECD urges reforms to facilitate hiring

In a recent economic survey, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has highlighted that rigid labour market rules are suppressing growth in Turkey …

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Turkey: National minimum wage increase

On July 1st 2014, the national minimum wage in Turkey increased from 1,071 liras (368 euros) gross per month to 1,134 liras (390 euros) gross per month …

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Turkey: New immigration law coming into force

The Foreigners and International Protection Code (No …

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Turkey: Highest ranking country for employment

According to the International Monetary Fund and Turkish Statistical Institute, the Turkish workforce rose by 4 …

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