Looks like Turkish Airlines just sacked a bunch of Expat Pilots they actually cannot do without if the schedule should have a minimum of chance to be realistic so THY is back on the market with the recruiter companies.
Check the contract if you put your head in that direction.
- No vacation the first year, you earn only 20 days the first year to be spent following year. The initial contract is one year minus a day or two so when you are kicked out you will recieve no pay for the earned vacation as "You have not been employed one year, Sir" so make sure the contract is of minimum 1 year duration.
- You can travel ID on THY the first year of employment, but that is taken away if contract is extended - travelling on ZED Ticket is a hazzle and far more expensive compared to ID Tickets on own airline.
- THY Main Base is Ataturk International Airport IST however management claims Main Base is the city of Istanbul which means you have to provide own transport when scheduled flights out of SAW ( the other airport in Istanbul situated on the Asian side ) YOU pay and the transport ( 1-3 hours pending trafic ) is not included in daily Duty Time ( THY just announced start of more flights out of SAW ) Get it confirmed you base is one and only one base, Ataturk Airport IST !
- Sickdays is a farce - thrusted expensive airplanes and extensive fuelsaving programs you cannot call sick without being cut in salary or spending days in the burocratic system of checks, stamps and signatures, misthrusted.
- If you leave within the first year of a contract ( initial or the extended one ) THY Management holds back 7000+ EURO for Training Cost - YES you read it correct, they claim Training Cost even in the second contract.
Colleagues employed states schedule is a disaster of reschedulings and they look for lasting solutions on the above including a minimum 4 days at home every month and a travelling day before and after if they should stay much longer but noone gets any reply when they approach the management with their experienced problems.
If you go that way I hope the best for you and hope terms will improve.