By: Burak Ege Bekdil 9 January 2019:
The companies affected by the exodus are state-controlled entities: defense electronics specialist Aselsan, Turkey’s largest defense firm; military software concern Havelsan; missile-maker Roketsan; defense technologies firm STM; Turkish Aerospace Industries; and SDT.
SSB sent out questionnaires to all 272 individuals; 81 responded, and the following findings are based on their answers:
Among the respondents' expectations before they would consider returning to Turkish jobs were higher salaries, better working conditions, full use of annual leave, professional management and support from top management for further academic work.
They also want the political situation in Turkey to normalize and for employees to win social rights in line with European Union standards. They also want to guarantee there won’t be employee discrimination according to political beliefs, life styles and religious faith. They added that mobbing should stop and that employees be offered equal opportunities.