NEWS NATIONAL NEWS        05/05/2019

The holy month of Ramadan will start tomorrow May 6

The first day of fasting for Muslims in Turkey in 2019, in accordance with the holy month of Ramadan, is May 6th. Ramadan will continue for 29 days this year. The Ramadan holiday starts this year with half a day on Monday June 3rd and continues for 3 whole more days until and including Thursday June 6th. The Turkish government has recently announced that the holiday will be extended to include the morning half day of Monday and the whole day of Friday June 7th. As a result the holiday will in effect last for nine days from Saturday June 1st thru to Sunday June 9th.


Turkey’s net minimum wage has been raised 26.05% to TL 2,020 (USD 381) as of 01.01.2019       Migration communication helpline 157 available for foreigners in Turkey       Read our homepage articles on developments in the Turkish economy       Turkey’s annual inflation rate drops to 9.26% in September 2019       Turkey’s unemployment rate increases to 14% in August 2019       Read our BUSINESS section for latest sectoral and corporate news       Turkey’s population is 82,003,882 as of 2018 yearend       Number of foreigners visiting Turkey in 2018 increases by 21.8% to 39.5 million       Turkey’s private sector foreign debt is USD 225.8 billion as of 2018 yearend       Turkey’s economy contracted by 2.6% in the first quarter of 2019       Turkey shows surplus of USD 538 million in its 12 month rolling current account balance in June 2019