The fully parallel Turbo decoder has been developed in view to meet the requirements for next generation telecommunication systems. Given the slight increase in computational complexity as compared to the conventional serial decoder, there is still the need to fill this gap. As such, this paper presents early termination processes for the fully parallel Turbo decoder. The results demonstrate a slight degradation in error performance with the proposed hybrid scheme as compared to the conventional stand-alone early stopping mechanisms. The degradation in BER is around 0.5 dB on average below a BER of 10− 3 when a block length of 3072 is considered. For a block length of 6144, the degradation is less than 0.2 dB on average below a BER of 10− 1. Interestingly, the degradation in error performance decreases with increasing block length. Results for average number of decoding iterations reveal that the proposed scheme inherits the performance trends of both SDR and regression analysis based early stopping schemes. Additionally, the number of iterations for the hybrid scheme is lower than both conventional schemes throughout the full Eb/N0 region simulated. When considering a block length of 3072 and the Eb/N0 value of 2.0 dB, the proposed scheme uses 16 and 3 iterations less than the regression analysis and SDR based early stopping mechanisms respectively. In the case of a block length of 6144 and the Eb/N0 value of 2.0 dB, the proposed scheme uses 13 and 2 iterations less than the regression analysis and SDR based early stopping mechanisms respectively.