Turkish government sets minimum wages for 2012

Turkish government has set minimum wage for workers above 16 years old at net 701.1 Turkish liras for the first half of 2012 and at net 739.8 TL for the second half of next year.

Turkish Labor and Social Security Minister Faruk Celik said the rise marked a 5.91 percent increase for the first half of 2012 and a 6.09 percent increase for the second half of next year.

Minimum wage for workers under 16 will be net 610.9 TL for the first half of 2012 and it will be 643.15 TL for the second half of 2012.