Mobile, Internet and TV bills will increase
Turkey's government bulletin Resmi Gazete has issued a new decree, signed by President Erdoğan, to raise the Special Communications Tax (ÖİV) from 7.5 to 10 percent. This type of special tax, increased immediately by a third, applies to the following services:
- All types of mobile communications (calls, SMS, Internet)
- Broadcasting radio and television broadcasts via satellite and cable platforms
- Wired, wireless and mobile Internet
- Other electronic communications services
As the Turkish media have already calculated in their economic columns, the monthly bill for these services in a family of 4 will increase on average by 50-55 lira.