October 31, 2023

Work accidents are unfortunate events that can have profound consequences for both employees and employers. Recognizing the importance of safeguarding the well-being of the workforce, Turkey, like many other countries, has established a legal framework that imposes an obligation to report work accidents to the Social Security Institution (SSI), which is the responsible body for...

October 26, 2023

The Occupational Health and Safety Act No. 6331 of Turkey is a significant piece of legislation in Turkey that governs workplace health and safety standards and regulations. It was enacted in 2012 to improve occupational health and safety conditions in the country. The law is quite similar to the European Union’s conventions regarding health and...

October 25, 2023

The Turkish Social Security Institution (Sosyal Güvenlik Kurumu or SGK in Turkish) is a pivotal institution in Turkey’s social welfare system, ensuring the well-being and security of its citizens. Founded in 2006, the SGK plays a vital role in providing social insurance, healthcare, and pension services to the Turkish population. This piece aims to provide...

October 24, 2023

Healthcare is a fundamental human right, and countries around the world have devised various systems to ensure that their citizens have access to quality medical care. Turkey, a transcontinental country located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, has implemented a general healthcare insurance system that aims to provide universal coverage and improve healthcare accessibility....

October 11, 2023

Within the scope of the welfare state arrangements, social security systems are an integral part of any modern society, aimed at providing financial support to individuals who find themselves unable to work due to various reasons, such as temporary or permanent illness, injury, or disability. In Turkey, the Social Security Institution (SGK) plays a pivotal...

October 6, 2023

Workplace accidents are an unfortunate reality in any nation’s labour force. Turkey, a country with a burgeoning workforce and a rapidly expanding economy, has taken significant steps to protect its workers against the unwanted results of work accidents through the Work Accidents Social Insurance Branch. This branch, operated under the auspices of the Turkish Social...

October 3, 2023

Social security systems play a crucial role in safeguarding the economic and social well-being of individuals in a society. In Turkey, the Social Insurance and General Healthcare Insurance Code No. 5510 has established a comprehensive framework to ensure the protection of citizens against various risks and contingencies. One essential component of this framework is the...

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