The new minimum wage in Turkey is 1,300 liras. Minister of Labour and Social Protection Suleyman Soylu officially announced that the minimum wage in 2016 is 1300 liras.
After a Commission’s meeting on the minimum wage, Soylu reminded that the Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu before the election which was held on 1st of November promised to increase the minimum wage in 2016 up to 1300 liras.
It’s important to note that employers and workers welcomed Soylu due to the promise, and he thanked them.
It was expected that the minimum wage as an election promise of the government will be raised, so since 1st of January 2016 it has been increased by 30%.
However, in Turkey is planned to increase the price of electricity, alcohol and cigarettes.
Prime Minister Davutoglu wrote an official statement in Twitter on increasing the minimum wage: “Since 1st of January 2016 the minimum wage has been 1300 liras. We gave the floating and got it done. Good luck to our people. “