Dec. 29 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has announced the end of the retirement age requirement that allows more than 2 million people to immediately opt for this right, as he announced at a press conference on Wednesday.
“With the regulation that we will share with you today, approximately 2,250,000 more will have the right to retire. No age limit will be applied to make use of the right to retirement,” the president reported in a statement at the Presidential Complex.
Apparently, this request was one of the measures most demanded by the opposition and labor groups that requested that, instead of allowing retirement by minimum age, the requirement was the mandatory number of days worked in order to retire.
This reform is added to the increase in the minimum wage approved last week and six months after the Turkish general elections, as reported by the Turkish channel TRT HABER.
During his appearance, the president recalled that in order to access retirement in Turkey three conditions must be met – the number of days of payment of the premium, the insurance period and age – but the approved reform changes this paradigm. Today,
13.9 million people are pensioners in Turkey.
“The regulation that we have made covers those who have already met the first two of the conditions but are waiting to retire only because of age,” the president clarified.