The present study was conducted to determine the effects of perceived breaches in two types of psychological contracts (relational and transactional) on turnover intention and to determine the intermediary role of loneliness perception of the employee (social and emotional loneliness) in those effects. Along with these objectives, a research was conducted on manufacturing industry businesses operating in Kayseri Organized Industrial Region. Survey results revealed a positive relationship between relational psychological contract breach and turnover intention, however a relationship was not observed between transactional contract breach and turnover intention. Intermediary role of emotional loneliness on turnover intention of employees feeling a contract breach in their work places was also determined and emotional loneliness perception had augmenting impacts on turnover intentions. (C) 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.