The European Citizenship Convention defines citizenship as ” the legal bond between a person and a state, not an individual’s ethnic origin ”. The Constitution of Turkey in the Turkish Citizenship same as defined in the European Convention on Citizenship adopted only as a legal bond. the whole constitution of the Republic of Turkey Turkish citizenship only be accepted as a legal concept ties in all kinds of races Turkish nationality, language, religion, sect were rejected as distinctive elements.

With the decision of the competent authority, the adaptation of the people who later acquired citizenship to the society in which they acquired their citizenship and their adaptation to the culture and social structure of that society is even more complicated and should be considered. Each state imposes a number of conditions in the laws of citizenship in order to accept foreigners who are applying for nationality. The purpose of the introduction of some of these conditions is to ensure the harmony of the individual with the society that constitutes the state in which he wishes to become a citizen.

In the Turkish Citizenship Law No. 5901, dated 29.05.2009, which regulates the procedures and principles regarding the acquisition and loss of Turkish citizenship, Turkish citizenship is generally acquired by birth or later.

Citizenship acquired by birth is regulated in Articles 6,7 and 8 of the relevant law.


ARTICLE 7 – (1) Turkey is a Turkish citizen children born in or out of wedlock is a Turkish citizen mother or father.

(2) A child born out of a marriage union with a Turkish citizen parent and foreign father is a Turkish citizen.

(3) A child born out of a Turkish citizen father and a foreign mother to a marriage union shall acquire Turkish citizenship if the procedures and principles for establishing a family bond are fulfilled.

Place of birth

ARTICLE 8 – (1) Due to the nature of foreign mother and father in eastern Turkey with children who win the citizenship of any country is a Turkish citizen from birth.

(2) A child is considered born in Turkey in Turkey, unless otherwise proven.

Subsequent Citizenship is regulated in Articles 9 – 22 of the relevant law.

In accordance with Article 9 ” Turkish citizenship acquired subsequently, the decision of the competent authority or the son or through the exercise of the right to choose. ”

Acquisition of Turkish Citizenship by the decision of the competent authority and Legislation Amendment on this issue

Article 20 of the Regulation on the Implementation of the Turkish Citizenship Law was amended by the Regulation on the Amendment of the Regulation on the Application of the Turkish Citizenship Law and entered into force on 18/09/09 by being published in the Official Gazette. In accordance with the relevant amendment, the necessary conditions in the application process for Turkish citizenship have been partially mitigated. In accordance with the aforementioned amendment; Any foreign natural person who has purchased immovable immovable, at least 250,000 US Dollars, has been duly purchased for three years with the annotation not to be sold in the land registry records and has been identified by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization to which he has acquired it, applies to the Presidency within the scope of Article 12 of the Turkish Citizenship Law. If the application is approved, the President may be entitled to Turkish citizenship by decision.

As a result, the condition referred to satisfy the conditions specified in the law of foreign nationals in accordance with changes in Turkey immovable worth $ 250,000 will be enough to gain citizenship.

Note: The information contained herein is purely for informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice. He must seek professional assistance from a lawyer when carrying out official procedures for applying for citizenship.