The first round of collective bargaining talks between the government and civil servants' labor unions began on Friday in Ankara.
The talks are chaired by State Minister Murat Basesgioglu, and Kamu-Sen and Memur-Sen, two of Turkey's major civil servant unions are participating in the talks.
Confederation of Public Employees Trade Unions (KESK), another major union, said it withdrew from the bargaining table saying that the talks are "illegal."
"The collective bargaining table is not democratic. It excludes the unions and it is one-sided," KESK Chairman Sami Evren said.
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