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Minimum wage to be increased

31 December 2016

The minimum wage is set to increase to over 2,000TL, Prime Minister Huseyin Ozgurgun has said.

Speaking on television, Ozgurgun said that fluctuating currency rates had affected the budget and there had been a need to adjust the minimum wage. The Minister of Labour and Social Security was working on the issue, he said.

Currently the minimum wages stands at 1,834TL.

Ozgurgun said “I believe the workers and the employers will become comfortable with the changes. The employers may be a little disturbed by this but we have made this decision with the peoples’ best interest in mind”.

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