Employees’ Annual Paid Leave Rights in Turkey
Employees engaged in seasonal or other occupations which, owing to their nature, last <1 year do not qualify for annual paid leave. Employees, who have completed ≥1 year of service, including the trial period, are entitled to paid annual leave (see Table 1). This right cannot be waived.
Table 1. Annual paid leave allowances according to length of service.
|Years of Work||Minimum Paid Annual Leave|
|1-5 years||14 days|
|>5 to <15 years||20 days|
|≥ 15 years||26 days|
Employees aged <18 or >50 years must have ≥20 days’ annual leave. This can be increased by employment contracts and collective agreements. Employment Obligations and Taxation Of Employees