Turkey Social Security Agreements

General Agreement on social security between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Republic of Italy of 28 October 1952. The Agreement shall not apply to the Agreement on social security between Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway of 15 September 1955, as amended by the Agreement of 2 December 1969. Turkey has signed social security agreements with 28 countries. These agreements are listed in the table below. General Agreement on social security between Portugal and Belgium and Protocol of 14 September 1970. The contribution rates are different for each of the above-mentioned branches: a social security ceiling is applied when the amount of the aforementioned salary exceeds a certain threshold. This ceiling is formulated as a minimum wage of 6.5 times. Above this threshold, the premium to be paid remains unchanged. Social security requirements for foreigners A foreign person who does not have social protection elsewhere must be registered by the local employer in the Turkish social security system. On the other hand, foreign persons covered by social security in another country are exempt from the payment of social security contributions in Turkey, provided that (a) a mutual agreement has been signed between Turkey and its country of origin or (b) their country of origin is a party to the Europe Agreement on Social Security. Proof of social security coverage must be filed with the local Social Security Office in Turkey. In accordance with the Europe Agreement on Social Security (2), a worker who works in one of the signatory States is subject to the social security scheme of the country of origin when he is temporarily transferred (for a maximum period of twelve months) to another signatory country.

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