Global Employment Solutions & PEO in Turkey

Omnipresent makes it fast and easy to employ remote talent in Turkey. We take care of payroll, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business.

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What You Need to Know About Employing in Turkey

Don’t risk non-compliance with local employment, social insurance, and tax regulations.

How it works
Payroll & Taxes
Employer Costs
Working Hours
Holidays & Vacation
Types of Leave
Health & Benefits
Termination Laws

How Do Omnipresent Global Employment Solutions Work?

Omnipresent provides global employment solutions and professional employment organisation (PEO) services for companies looking to grow and build out a global team in Turkey. Traditional methods of establishing global employment and subsidiaries in Turkey typically take months and can incur heavy costs. Omnipresent’s global employment solutions and PEO services is helping hundreds of organisations onboard new employees in Turkey in a matter of days with full compliance of local labour laws. We use a tech-forward approach to streamline the process. 

  • Your company conducts the hiring and candidate selection process in Turkey.
  • Omnipresent hires the selected candidate through our local professional employment organisation in Turkey.
  • We take care of ensuring your new employee is hired in compliance with local labour laws, payroll regulations, benefits and more -- all without needing to set up a subsidiary in Turkey.
  • The individual is legally contracted by Omnipresent but assigned to work for your company and reports to a manager or team in your organisation as your full-time employee.
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Payroll & Taxes in Turkey

Employee Income Taxes:

15%: 0-22,000 TRY

20%: 22,001-49,000 TRY

27%: 49,001-180,000 TRY

35%: 180,001 - 600,000 TRY

Payroll Cycle:



Employer Costs in Turkey

Employer Contributions:

2% - Short Term Insurance Branch Premium 

11% - Pension & Disability 

7.5% - General Health Insurance 

2% - Unemployment Insurance

Employee Contributions:

9% - Pension & Disability 

5% - General Health Insurance 

1% - Unemployment Insurance


Working Hours in Turkey

Typical Working Hours per Week:

The typical work week in Turkey consists of a maximum of 45 hours per week. This can be proportionately distributed over a workweek with a limit of 11 hours per day.

It’s important to note that typical working hours can vary by industry in some countries. Contact our team for the most up-to-date information!

Overtime Laws:

Employee's consent is required for overtime work in Turkey. Overtime laws in Turkey are complex and can depend on specific circumstances and the employee. We are happy to discuss in more detail for a specific context.


Public Holidays & Vacation Time in Turkey

Standard Public Holidays in Turkey

  • New Year’s Day
  • National Sovereignty and Children’s Day
  • Labor Day and Solidarity Day
  • Commemoration of Ataturk, Youth and Sports Day
  • Ramadan (Religious Holiday for 3.5 days)
  • Victory Day
  • Sacrifice Feast (Religious Holiday for 4.5 days)
  • Republic Day

Vacation Time in Turkey

Employees are entitled to paid holiday after 1 year of continuous service for their employer. 

The paid holiday increases with seniority as follows: 

  • 1-5 years of seniority: minimum of 14 working days of leave
  • 5-15 years of seniority: minimum of 20 working days of leave
  • 15+ years of seniority: minimum of 26 working days of leave

Types of Leave in Turkey

Sick Leave:

Sick leave is partly covered by the local social security authorities and is usually topped by the employer. Rates of sick leave pay may differ depending on the industry, so please Contact our team for the most up-to-date information!

Maternity Leave:

Turkey has strong maternity leave regulations, which include  16 weeks of  fully paid leave and  6 months of  unpaid leave.

Paternity Leave:

Paternity leave in Turkey includes 5 days of fully paid leave.

Unpaid Childcare Leave:

Mothers are entitled to 6 months unpaid leave after their maternity leave, as well as additional part-time leave based on how many children they have. 

Other Types of Leave:

  • Adoption leave
  • Bereavement leave
  • Marriage leave
  • Parental leave

Health Insurance & Supplementary Benefits in Turkey

The Ministry of Health is responsible for coordinating all health and social welfare activities. All individuals are entitled to social security. Private Pension Savings and Investments System are compulsory for employers with five or more employees.

Details about international or country specific benefits packages can be provided on request. Please contact us for further details.


Termination & Severance in Turkey

Employment terminations in Turkey are subject to complex regulations. There is a range of legal reasons that allow for the termination of an employment relationship, depending on the specific circumstances. If you would like to know more specific details, please contact us


Severance in Turkey is mandatory and paid out upon termination.

Notice of Termination:

Minimum notice periods (which may be increased by mutual agreement of the parties) include:

  • Less than 6 months of seniority: 2 weeks 
  • 6 months to 1.5 years of seniority: 4 weeks 
  • 1.5 years to 3 years of seniority 6 weeks 
  • More than 3 years of seniority: 8 weeks

Unprotected & Protected Termination

Turkish law does provide some protections to employees from unlawful termination of employment. If you would like to know more specific details, please contact us

Protected Classes of Employees:

In Turkey, laws around employees who have specific termination protections, or classes of employees who have protected characteristics relevant to discrimination, are highly complex and there can be a number of situation-specific variables. Please contact our global employment solutions team with any questions.


Grow your global team. 

Employ the best talent, anywhere in the world.

The benefits of growing a global team and finding the best talent anywhere in the world are endless. It’s important to note that labour laws and regulations in Turkey are strict with penalties for non-compliance. Let our team take care of the global employment solutions such as payroll, benefits, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business. We are here to help you every step of the way.

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