This study investigated the thermal properties of Oriental beech (Fagus orientalis) treated with (NH 4) 2 H-PO 4 , K 2 HPO 4 , NH 4 Cl and (NH 4) 2 SO 4 salts and their mixtures (1:1; w/w) aqueous solutions at 3% concentrations. The effects of different inorganic salts fire retardants on the thermal degradation characteristics of wood samples were evaluated by thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). Based on the TGA curve for untreated beech wood, weight loss takes place at three distinct steps. The impregnation of inorganic salts resulted in higher char yields and additional thermal degradation steps were identified. The highest char yield (80%) was obtained from (NH 4) 2 HPO 4-K 2 HPO 4 mixture impregnated sample. Salt mixtures containing phosphates ((NH 4) 2 HPO 4 and K 2 HPO 4) have remarkable effects on thermal stability of beech wood, whereas NH 4 Cl salt lowered the decomposition temperatures and char yield.