How to become a Turkish citizen?

How to become a Turkish citizen?

How to become a Turkish citizen?

How to become a Turkish citizen is a frequently asked question, it has become an obsession for many foreigners who want to obtain Turkish citizenship. To know the answer to this important question, read this article from Ebla Real Estate.


How to become a Turkish citizen?


An introduction:

Turkish citizenship is one of the most desirable nationalities as Turkey is characterized by a natural beauty, cultural values, historical structures, and geographical advantages. Moreover, Turkey is a perfect place for investment, there are many investment opportunities and projects in Turkey that attract foreign investors and offer profitable returns.

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Definition of citizenship in Turkey:

Citizenship is defined in Article 66 of the Turkish constitution as follows:

Everyone bound to the Turkish state through the bond of citizenship is a Turk. Moreover, the child of a Turkish father or a Turkish mother is a Turk.

Citizenship can be acquired under the conditions stipulated by law, and shall be forfeited only in cases determined by law. Furthermore, no Turk shall be deprived of citizenship, unless he/she commits an act incompatible with loyalty to the homeland.

How to become a Turkish citizen?


How to become a Turkish citizen?

  • A foreign national may apply for naturalization by proving Turkish or Ottoman origins.
  • Residence in Turkey with a real estate residence permit or work permit for an uninterrupted period of five years prior to the application.
  • Moreover, a foreign resident may be nominated for Turkish citizenship because of his academic degree or to study and learn within Turkey.
  • Further, foreigners married to a Turkish citizen may apply for citizenship after 3 years of marriage. There are a few conditions that must be fulfilled in order to successfully get Turkish citizenship.. (living together, refraining from behavior that could damage the marital union or not to be a threat to national security).
  • Obtaining Turkish citizenship by birth, this type is the easiest way of becoming a Turkish citizen. According to law, citizens born to one or both Turkish nationals have the right to get citizenship.
  • A foreigner can also become a Turkish citizen by investing:

Foreign citizens investing in Turkey have the right to apply for Turkish citizenship when they meet any of the following criteria:

    1. Buying a property in Turkey worth 400.000$, provided that it is not sold for 3 years.
    2. Deposit 500,000$ in a Turkish bank, or buy government bonds of the same value. Provided that they remain for three years.
    3. Employment of 100 Turkish workers in a company owned by a foreign citizen.
    4. Investing in a Turkish company with a value of at least two million dollars.


Dual nationality:

Dual citizenship is possible in Turkish law. Moreover, there are no provisions in Turkish laws that stipulate that citizens who are born with dual citizenship should choose one over the other when they become adults.


It is worth noting that Ebla Real Estate helped hundreds of international investors and families obtain citizenship by investment in Turkey. Do not hesitate to contact us to assist you to start your investment project in Turkey and obtain Turkish citizenship.

Edited by: Ebla Group Real Estate

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