Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's monthly salary increased by 14.4 percent in 2022, reaching from 88,000 liras to 100,750 liras, as part of a previously accepted budget proposal.
The president's salary is forecasted to increase to 119,000 liras in 2023 and to 131,000 liras in 2024.
The government ordered a hike in wages of public officials for the year 2022, amid a soaring inflation rate.
Accordingly, the minimum wage increased by 50 percent in 2022, whereas civil servants saw their wages increase by 30.5 percent and retirees by 25.48 percent.
According to a study by the Confederation of Revolutionary Workers’ Unions (DİSK), nearly half of all workers in Turkey earn a monthly salary at or near minimum wage.
The Turkish lira lost 44 percent of its value against the dollar in 2021, with the losses accelerating at the end of last year.