Recent Development

The Presidential Decision No. 3556 published in the Official Gazette No. 31400 on 19 February 2021 extends the short-term working allowance due to COVID-19 to 31 March 2021.

What Does the Presidential Decision Say?

Short-Term Working Allowance

The short-time working allowance period for workplaces that applied for short-term working until 31 January 2021 (inclusive) is extended to 31 March 2021, based on the same principles of the previous extensions. The new extension period will start at the end of the last two-month extension period (in other words, as of 28 February 2021).


The COVID-19 pandemic has substantially affected Turkey and working life practices in Turkey. The state continues to implement certain practices to support employers and protect employees. We recommend that employers closely monitor all legal changes regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

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