Turkey bars firms from laying off workers amid pandemic
Turkey has barred employers from laying off workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, a top government official said on April 16.
Employment contracts cannot be nullified for a three-month period except in unconscionable situations, according to the country’s labor, social services and family minister.
She also announced that the ministry will bear expenses for elderly and disabled people at private nursing homes and care centers.
Several new steps to mitigate the pandemic’s impact on economic and social life were approved by the Turkish parliament early on April 16.