Turkish lira
Payroll Frequency
The finance cycle is month to month.
Employer Taxes
For Turkish nationals, the general rates are 20.5% (if certain conditions are satisfied, it is reduced by 5% to 15.5%).



Turkey, is home to 18 UNESCO-designated World Heritage Sites. The country is connected by the Bosphorus bridge joining the continents of Europe and Asia.


Turkish lira
Country code
Min wage
Working hours
8 AM - 5 PM
Work hours per week


  • The pay cycle is on a month by month basis.
Avg employer tax
  • 15%: 0 TRY - 24,000 TRY
  • 20%: 24,001 TRY - 53,000 TRY
  • 27%: 53,001 TRY - 190,000 TRY
  • 35%: 190,001 TRY - 650,000 TRY
  • 40%: 650,001 TRY +


Tax breakdown - Employer
  • 2% Short Term Insurance Branch Premium
  • 11% Pension & Disability
  • 7.5% General Health Insurance
  • 2% Unemployment Insurance
  • The standard rate of VAT is 18%

Holidays / PTO

Public holidays
  • 1 Jan: Friday, New Year's Day
  • 23 Apr: Friday, National Sovereignty and Children's Day
  • 1 May: Saturday, Labor and Solidarity Day
  • 13 May: Thursday, Ramadan Feast (Tentative Date)
  • 14 May: Friday, Ramadan Feast Holiday (Tentative Date)
  • 15 May: Saturday, Ramadan Feast Holiday (Tentative Date)
  • 19 May: Wednesday, Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day
  • 15 Jul: Thursday, Democracy and National Unity Day
  • 19 Jul: Monday, Sacrifice Feast Eve
  • 20 Jul: Tuesday, Sacrifice Feast
  • 21 Jul: Wednesday, Sacrifice Feast Day 2
  • 22 Jul: Thursday, Sacrifice Feast Day 3
  • 23 Jul: Friday, Sacrifice Feast Day 4
  • 30 Aug: Monday, Victory Day
  • 29 Oct: Friday, Republic Day
Sick days
  • There is no obligatory commitment for the business to pay the representative compensation during debilitated leave.
  • Following 3 days of wiped out leave, Social Security will pay the worker.
  • Practically speaking, numerous businesses pay standard compensation for the initial 2 days (which are not covered by Social Security) or in any event, for the whole time of sick leave (and get partial refund when paid by Social Security).
  • Following a month and a half of sick leave, the employee qualifies for termination of employment.
Maternity leave
  • Working moms qualify for four months of maternity leave at full pay.
  • Two months of this leave may be taken before the child's birth.
  • No less than 3 weeks should be taken before the due date.
  • On account of premature or multiple births, the total maternity leave is 18 weeks.
  • Payment during maternity leave comes from social security.
Paternity leave
  • The father qualifies for 5 days of paternity leave.
  • During paternity leave the father receives full compensation, paid by the employer.


Termination Process
  • Reasons for termination are required.
  • These reasons should be valid and based on the requirements stated in the contract.
  • Exclusions to this norm include: Fix term contract; workers who worked less than 6 months; an employer of less than 30 workers; employer's agents and his associates approved to manage the company.
  • In such exceptions, no compelling reason is required, however, the employer in these cases is discouraged from abusive or discriminating dismissal.
Notice Period
  • Notice is dictated by status:
  • 0 – 6 months 2 weeks
  • 6 – 18 months 4 weeks
  • 18 – 36 months 6 weeks
  • More than 36 months 8 weeks
Severance Pay
  • Generally, employees who worked more than 1 year and were unfairly dismissed (or resigned due to just cause) are entitled to receive severance pay.
  • The maximum amount of such payment varies according to the specific salary and up to the amount of 6,730.15 TRL per annum (for 2020), multiplied by the number of years that the employee worked for the employer.
Probation Period
  • The probation period is limited to 2 months.
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