With economy reopening, Turkey to halt worker pay system

Turkey, which reopened its economy this month after a coronavirus-related lockdown, will de-activate a temporary pay system used over the past three months to top up workers’ lost wages, the labor minister said on Wednesday.

Speaking to state-owned Anadolu news agency, Zehra Zumrut Selcuk said 400,000 people had left the so-called short labor pay system in the past 10 days. She said the system could be replaced by other incentives instead.

More than 3.5 million have benefited from the system, data from the ministry shows.


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