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The allocation of annual leave in Turkey is determined by the duration of employment. The number of days granted ranges from 0 to 20, depending on the length of service.

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The Ultimate Guide to Hiring Employees in Turkey

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Key Considerations Before Hiring In Turkey

Employing in Turkey requires employers to own a legal entity in the country and manage payroll, tax, benefits and compliance through their own in-country resources. Grow your team in Turkey with our Employer of Record solution, ensuring streamlined, compliant business expansion with no entity.

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Good To Know

Employee taxes are deducted each month from an employee’s gross salary—based on the amount paid to the employee so far that year. Due to progressive income tax rates, this means that as the total amount paid over the course of the year increases, an employee’s taxation rate increases simultaneously, and therefore, their net salary reduces each month as the tax year progresses. A common practice to keep the net salary consistent each month is for the employer to increase the monthly gross salary over the year to keep the net salary consistent.

In addition to vacation days, employees are entitled to various other personal leaves, such as marriage leave and bereavement leave.

Employees who have worked for their employer for at least one year are entitled to a severance payment at the rate of 30 days' gross salary for each full year of employment. This is capped at 6,730.15 lira per annum.


Fundamental Aspects of Employment in Turkey

The Turkish Constitution and the Labor Act of 2003 define provisions for employee protections and workers' rights. Discrimination based on age, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, and race is prohibited. Contracts must be drafted in Turkish but have the option to be bilingual. A contract should include the following elements:

  • Commencement date
  • Duration of employment
  • Working hours
  • Compensation and benefits

Probationary Period in Turkey

Though optional, employment contracts typically include a probationary or trial period, with the standard duration being two months.

Working hours in Turkey

The standard workweek is 45 hours, with a maximum of 11 hours per day. You can either work 7.5 hours a day for six days or 9 hours a day for five days.

Overtime in Turkey

If you exceed the standard 45-hour workweek, overtime pay is required. The maximum allowed overtime is 48 hours per week. Compensation rates are 150% for weekdays and 200% for weekends. Time off in lieu is also an option. The annual overtime limit is 270 hours, and employee consent is necessary for overtime assignments.

Navigating Key Aspects of Payroll in Turkey

Turkey has a robust and complex payroll and tax system, and as an employer, it pays to understand payroll process basics.

1 January- 31 December

Fiscal Year in Turkey

1 January- 31 December is the 12-month accounting period that businesses in Turkey use for financial and tax reporting purposes.

Payroll Cycle in Turkey

The payroll cycle in Turkey is usually monthly, with employees being paid on or before the last day of the month.
74.53 TRY p/h

Minimum Wage in Turkey

The minimum wage for employees in Turkey is typically 74.53 TRY per hour, amounting to ~13,414.50 TRY per month for a typical 45 hour work week.

Minimum wages and salaries in Turkey

The current minimum gross wage in Turkey stands at 13,414.50 Turkish Lira per month, resulting in a net minimum wage of 11,402.32 Turkish Lira.

Bonus Payments in Turkey

There is no legal requirement for 13th-month payments.

Comprehensive Overview of Employment Taxes in Turkey

Understanding the tax obligations for both employers and employees is crucial when operating in Turkey's business landscape. This section explains how taxes and statutory fees affect payroll and individual earnings in Turkey.

Employer Tax Contributions

Employer payroll contributions are generally estimated at an additional 22.50% on top of the employee salary in Turkey.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Employee Payroll Tax Contributions

In Turkey, the typical estimation for employee payroll contributions cost is around 15%.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Individual Payroll Tax Contributions

In Turkey, individuals are subject to progressive tax rates ranging from 15% to 40%, determined by their respective income levels as follows:

Tax Rate Income Bracket

Pension in Turkey

The normal retirement age is 60 years for men and 58 years for women with at least 7,200 days of paid contributions or age 61 with at least 5,400 days of paid contributions. Mothers of children with disabilities who require constant attendance may receive credit to retire before the normal retirement age.

The tax-related information provided in this guide is intended for general guidance and informational purposes only. Reach out to our dedicated team for insights on remote hiring in Turkey tailored to your needs.

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Understanding the Protocols for Termination of Employment in Turkey

When it comes to terminating employment in Turkey, understanding the legal obligations regarding severance pay and contributions is essential. Below is a detailed overview of the key considerations for both employers and employees.

Termination Process

The procedures for termination in Turkey depend on the specific terms outlined in the employment agreement and collective agreement. Termination can occur under the following circumstances:

  • Due to immoral, dishonorable, malicious conduct, or similar behavior
  • Because of medical reasons causing incapacity for the job
  • As a result of misconduct
  • Through disciplinary dismissal

Notice Period

For those employed under an open-ended contract in Turkey. Fixed-term contracts in Turkey do not entail any specific notice period. The duration of notice periods is by the length of the employee's tenure, outlined as follows:

  • Less than six months: A notice period of two weeks.
  • Six to 18 months: A notice period of four weeks.
  • 18 to 36 months: A notice period of six weeks.
  • Over 36 months: A notice period of eight weeks.

Severance Pay

In Turkey, employees who have worked for more than a year and are unfairly dismissed or resign for a valid reason, get severance pay. The amount is calculated by multiplying their monthly salary by the number of years they worked, including any extra months and days. The calculation uses the gross wage, with a set limit.

Annual Leave Entitlements and Company Policies in Turkey

The annual leave entitlement in Turkey is The allocation of annual leave in Turkey is determined by the duration of employment. The number of days granted ranges from 0 to 20, depending on the length of service. for a full time worker. These can include public holidays on top of that or within those days, which would otherwise be unpaid.

Public Holidays in Turkey

There are several public holidays throughout the calendar year. These holidays are distinct from the minimum paid leave entitlement and are granted in addition to annual leave. The following list comprises the national holidays in Turkey:

Holiday Date

Paid Time Off in Turkey

Maternity Leave in Turkey

Paternity Leave in Turkey

Sick Leave in Turkey

Marriage Leave

Adoption Leave

Parental Leave In Turkey

Turkey's Benefits Built Into Playroll

Competitive benefits package in Turkey

Playroll is committed to providing tailored, competitive benefits packages that are designed not only to attract but also retain top talent worldwide. Our global team of benefits experts build custom local packages to ensure your employees in Turkey's needs are met. Typically our packages contain some or all of the following benefits.

Health Insurance
Pension or 401k
Life and Disability Insurance
Vision Insurance
Dental Insurance
Discounts & Perks

Playroll Supplementary Benefits For Employment In Turkey

Make your benefits package in Turkey a talent magnet with Playroll's local plans. We offer benefits that are compliant, comprehensive, and flexible — all at competitive rates. Speak with our local territory experts to explore the localized benefits we can offer you, while you scale your team.

  • Health Insurance
  • Pension
  • Long-Term/Disability Insurance
  • Workman's Compensation
  • Background Checks
  • IT Equipment Sourcing

Statutory benefits for employment in Turkey

Contributions to social security entitle employees to the following insurance benefits:

  • Short-term insurance
  • Invalidity, Old-age, and Survivors Insurance
  • Universal Health Insurance
  • Unemployment Insurance

Playroll allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Turkey within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard. If you'd like specific information about our benefits packages in Turkey create an account or contact our global expansion team, today.

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Playroll's Expertise in Facilitating Work Visas for Turkey

At Playroll we're all about empowering employees to work anywhere, making mobility possible for global teams. We sponsor visas and hire the employee for you, so you don’t have to worry about payroll, taxes, and more.

It's important to note, visa support can be complicated. There are many variables that affect whether sponsorship is possible, including one’s nationality, education, marital status, and the immigration policy for the country in question.

Unfortunately, this means we can’t support visas everywhere - with that being said, we handle the entire visa process in-house, and dig into your situation to give you an overview of what to expect if we're able to help with visa sponsorship in Turkey.

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