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Hi, I know SGk is only health not retirement - the retirement is called emeklilik sigortasi and my employer pays it on my behalf... Therefore, is the answer still no?? REDDERS, where did you obtain your information? Yes, if my employer and I are paying emeklilik sigortasi it's totally unfair if I don;t get it back. Does anyone know of anyone who claimed a Turkish state pension (foreigner)? I read on this forum someone did, but the post is outdated.

 

How about Yabanci with permanent residency?

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I wonder if you applied for Turkish citizenship, would they then have to pay you a pension?  Your employer would be just giving money away by paying for your emekililik while knowing there's no benefit. :(

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Does the Turkish employer know that you won't get a pension like his other Turkish workers or does he by law have to show he's paying pension payments for all employees?.So he pays into the system regardless,mainly through lack of understanding the rights [or lack of] of a yabanci employee.

I'm not 100% sure on this,but i was told by a yabanci worker about 3 years ago, that yabanci's without citizenship will not get a Turkish pension at the end of their working life.

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It is best to assume nothing. If you plan to live in Turkey for an extended period and plan to work for a Turkish employer, you should find someone who can help you wade through the bureaucracy and find a definitive answer. Get your answer in writing from whatever official you find, the higher up the ladder the better. Make sure you keep accurate records of all payments made by your employer into the social security system. Ask your employer to confirm they are paying into a pension plan as well as the health system. Always get everything in writing and keep those records until you are no longer among the living. This is good advice for anyone, anywhere, not just in Turkey. Posted Image

 

I found the below to add (or not) to the confusion:

Employment and employee benefits in Turkey: overview

"Employment laws in Turkey apply to Turkish nationals and foreign nationals alike."

 

IF this is true, then the answer to the question of the OP valillo would be no. Good luck Posted Image

Social Security for Foreign Workers

Work Permits:

Working permission for an indefinite period of time

"Unless otherwise foreseen in the bilateral or multilateral contracts, to which Turkey is a party, foreigners having been residing in Turkey legally and uninterruptedly for at least eight years or having undergone a total working period of six years in Turkey, may be granted a work permit without terms without taking into consideration the status of the industrial market and the developments in business life and in case of approval of the relevant authorities; without being restricted with any certain operation, profession, civil or geographical area."

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Hello,

 

Have you talked to a lawyer or a specialist for further information? It seems hard to belive that you pay a contribution and you will are not allowed to get a state pension. In this situation, how can you be sure that you will have the right to a state pension?

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Hi guys, Is it true that a foreigner, even with permanent residency, who has paid all the required contributions is still not entitled to a Turkish state pension?? Thanks

Kristen,what contributions would he have paid by having a Yabanci Residence Permit????...Definately NO Turkish state pension for that. An R.P. gives you a permit to reside in Turkey,nothing more than that.

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Does anyone know how much the turkish state pension is or how is it calculated?

 

Very complex question!  Seems to be based on the number of working days accumulated, which fund you were in (SSK, BağKur or Emekli Sandığı), the rate at which you (or employer) paid your contributions, and your age when taking retirement ........ not to mention the possibility of back-paying missed premiums via a lump sum to cover any gap (also available to those who have worked outside their home country).

 

There are probably other factors taken into account as well.  I wish you luck in getting it sorted! :)

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