According to Article 9 of the Turkish Labor Law No. 4857, employment contracts may be concluded either for a fixed or an indefinite period. An employment contract is deemed to have been concluded for an indefinite period when the employment relationship is not based on a fixed term. On the other hand, the conclusion of a fixed-term employment contract is exceptional in labor law, which is only possible if the work or the contract is subject to an objective condition such as cases where the work has a fixed duration or will be completed within a fixed period or when a certain event occurs.
Turkey has four types of employment contracts:
- Temporary and Permanent Employment contracts,
- Definite and Indefinite contracts,
- Part-time and full-time employment contracts,
- Work on-call employment contracts.