Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak made statements on his social media account regarding the measures taken against the coronavirus outbreak. Using the expressions "Our first priority is that none of our citizens lose their jobs", Albayrak stated that they have taken precautions. Within the scope of these measures, Minister Albayrak said that they will also initiate salary support for employees who are on leave without pay.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS SUPPORT STARTING THIS WEEK
“For our citizens with income below 5 thousand TL, very low cost basic need support up to 10 thousand TL was put into use. Our 3,7 million people applied. We are starting payments this week. For our tradesmen, we postponed tax and SSI payments for our companies and SMEs, which are within the scope of force majeure. He also stated that we would provide short work allowance to our shopkeepers who close their shop or slow their work; We said that we would pay most of the salaries of our employees as well as our tradesmen. In this process, our tradesmen who could not apply for short-time work allowance were citizens who were granted free leave.
SALARY SUPPORT NOTICE FOR WORKERS WHO HAVE FREE PERMIT
Our citizens, who are on leave for free, do not worry. We will also initiate salary support for them. In addition, Treasury-backed low-cost Tradesman Support financing was launched through Halkbank. As of Monday, over 180 thousand tradesmen applied for loans, and about 46 thousand tradesmen applied for Paraf Commercial Cards. More than 71 thousand tradesmen received 25 thousand TL financing and more than 30 thousand tradesmen received a commercial card with a limit of 25 thousand TL. It continues to be provided.
Our basic principle: maximum speed and minimum condition. Again, we have put in place Business Continuity Support for our SMEs through KGF. Approximately 51 thousand 651 firms applied for “Continuing Business Support”. As of the end of Monday, approximately 23 thousand firms were allocated TL 20 billion. 96% of these companies were SMEs. Disbursements started this week. 2,8 billion TL financing was transferred to the accounts of our SMEs on the first day. We follow the demands of our citizens, tradesmen and SMEs with our entire team. ”