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Turkey Extends 2016 Ramadan Public Holidays

Source: Hürriyet Daily News (Istanbul)
Posted: Thursday, June 9, 2016
Updated: Sunday, April 28, 2019


The government of Turkey has decided to extend the upcoming End of Ramadan non-working public holidays in Turkey, by declaring Friday, July 8, 2016, as a non-working public holiday to link the upcoming Ramazan Bayram (End of Ramadan) Turkish public holidays with the preceding weekend.

In the past, the declaration of one-off additional non-working public holidays in Turkey has been rare, though, for the past 2 years, the government of Turkey did extend the Eid al-Adha annual non-working public holidays in Turkey.

In 2014, the government of Turkey declared the morning of Friday, October 3, 2014, as an "administrative holiday" public sector holiday to link the weekend with the 2014 Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) public holiday which was set to begin on the afternoon of Friday, October 3rd (2014-10-01), and in 2015, by declaring September 21-22-23, 2015, as "administrative holiday" public sector holidays to link the weekend with the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) public holiday which was set to begin on the afternoon of Wednesday, September 23, 2015.

A few years before that (2010-11-12), under similar circumstances, the government of Turkey had also declared the morning of Monday, November 15, 2010, as an "administrative holiday" public sector holiday to link the weekend with the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) public holiday which was set to begin on the afternoon of Monday, November 15, 2010.

However, today's circular by Turkey's Prime Minister, Binali Yildirim, for the first time, does not restrict this additional non-working public holiday in Turkey to the public sector.



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