Retirement age is 58 for women and 60 for men in Turkey. The last change about retirement age became valid on 1st October 2008. Consequently, retirement age will gradually increase to 65 for both women and men by 2048. Because it is an antecedent right, retirement age changes according to beginning date of working. For example, if the beginning date of working is before 01.04.1981, 20 years working is enough for retirement of women, there is no age limit. The following table shows retirement age regime for Turkey by years.
|For men||For women|
|Beginning date of working||Working duration(year)||age||Number of social security days||Beginning date of working||Working duration||age||Number of social security days|
|Before 1976||25||—||5000||Before 1981||20||–||5000|
Seafarers had fallen within heavy industry in Turkey before 2009. It means seafarer’s 10 month work was counted as 12 month work and also 3600 day working was counted as 5000 for seafarers before 2009. From now on, seafarers also depend to the same act like the other workers. As a result, retirement age will gradually increase to 65 between 2036 and 2048 for seafarers, too.