new rules for citizenship
this is pasted from the Milliyet ...i havent got the ability to make a post which says read it here (i need an abc tutorial for dummies

The new rules will make it easier for people to get citizenship..on the surface it doesnt look much different ..but i think there will be less hoops to jump through

ANKARA - New conditions to obtain Turkish citizenship were passed in Parliament late Thursday. The condition requiring foreigners to reside in Turkey for five years has remained, while advantages have been given to those involved in science or investing.

New rules on road to Turkish citizenship Not doing military service and holding another country’s citizenship without permission are no longer among the reasons for being deprived of Turkish citizenship. According to the law, a child born to foreign parents in Turkey can receive Turkish citizenship if the child is not able to obtain the citizenship of his or her foreign-born parents’ country. A foreign child adopted by a Turk will now also be granted Turkish citizenship.

The law brings new conditions for foreigners to obtain Turkish citizenship. The consent of a competent authority is required for a foreigner to switch to Turkish citizenship. Foreigners can become Turkish citizens if they comply with the following conditions.

The conditions are:

- Foreigners must be of a mature age, have the ability to abide by their nation’s laws or Turkish laws if they are stateless.

- Foreigners must five years of uninterrupted residency in Turkey. The time limitation had earlier been raised to five years from three, and with the new law the five-year compulsory residence remains in place.

- Foreigners will have to confirm with their actions that they have made a decision to settle in Turkey.

- Foreigners must be free of dangerous diseases.

- Applicants must have good moral character, speak a reasonable level of Turkish, and earn enough to support themselves and their dependents, or have a good job.

Authority approval

Even if foreigners comply with all the conditions, they will not be able to earn citizenship if the Turkish authorities do not approve.

But, with the Interior Ministry’s proposal and the decision of the Cabinet, the law offers many new advantages to foreign investors and scientists.


Completely Chillaxed
new rules for citizenship
I wonder what level of investment "foreign investors" have to make.

We've invested everything we have in Turkey. Do you think they'd regard that as enough ?


Nadine in disguise
new rules for citizenship
I wonder what they mean by "speaking a reasonable language of Turkish", seems less demanding then for instance in Germany, where you have to pass an exam after having followed the 600 hours of the German language course


I Love Kleopatra Beach !
new rules for citizenship
Is the law the same if your Husband or Wife is Turkish and your from the UK ??? DH


new rules for citizenship
Does a spouse have to take the turkish language test?

Yes - it varies, you may have to read something and discuss, or as it is the language preferred to be used in the panel interview, it is a test in a way. So a basic conversational understanding is useful.

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