The new gross minimum wage has been set as 2,620 Turkish Liras.
The lowest net salary starting as of the 1st of September will be 2,279 Turkish Liras.
The new minimum wage, the second this year, was raised by the commission in charge of determining the minimum wage.
Speaking after yesterday’s meeting, the Minister of Labour and Social Security Zeki Çeler said that the minimum wage was something which concerned everyone.
Pointing out that it was impossible for a family of four to get by for a whole month on a minimum wage, Labour Minister Çeler said that the 4 party coalition’s views on the matter were clear.
He said that the time had come to determine minimum wages according to the different sectors in the economy.
Çeler also stated that should conditions dictate, it would be possible to review the minimum wage once more before the end of the year.
The Labour minister also reminded that the minimum wage had been raised by 445TL since the beginning of the year.