Turkish citizenship can be obtained through real estate investment with more than 400 thousand dollars in Turkey, with a pledge not to sell the property before 3 years.

The naturalization law in Turkey, published in the Turkish Official Gazette on 09-19-2018, included the possibility of applying for Turkish citizenship in one of the following ways: 

  1. Buying a property worth more than USD 400,000 and not selling it for 3 years 
  2. A fixed investment of at least USD 500,000
  3.  Provide job opportunities for at least 50 Turkish citizens 
  4. A deposit in a Turkish bank of at least USD 500,000
  • Buying a property in Turkey from a Turkish citizen or a Turkish legal person (purchase from a Turkish real estate company, for example).
  • The property must have a regular title deed (a floor easement deed was issued for it - the Tapu), even if it is under construction. 
  • The price of the property should be more than 400 thousand US dollars.
  • Paying the property's price by bank transfer (bank transfer) from a bank outside Turkey or inside Turkey. 
  • The buyer undertakes not to sell the property for 3 years.
The dollar exchange rate will be calculated according to the official rate on the date of purchase, according to the Central Bank of Turkey's price bulletin.
The period for issuing the naturalization decision is 45 days after receiving the completed document file.
No, after receiving the file with complete documents, the naturalization decision is made after studying the file with the Turkish government only.

Turkish citizenship can be obtained through 4 methods as follows: 

  • The first method is residency in Turkey for 5 straight years with a work permit. 
  • The second method is exceptional Turkish citizenship, granted in special cases, including holders of higher degrees.
  •  The third method is a real estate investment of more than 400 thousand dollars, with a pledge not to sell the property before 3 years. 
  • The fourth method is obtaining Turkish citizenship after 3 years of marriage to a Turkish or Turkish citizen.
No, residence in Turkey is not required to obtain Turkish citizenship. You can obtain Turkish citizenship after purchasing a property in Turkey, even if your permanent residence is outside Turkey.
It is possible to retain more than one nationality in Turkey, and there are no requirements on the part of the Turkish government related to giving up your original nationality upon obtaining Turkish citizenship.
After purchasing the property that meets the conditions of Turkish citizenship and submitting an application for Turkish citizenship, you and your family will be granted a residence permit.
It is not required to reside in Turkey after purchasing the property, but the property should not be sold before 3 years.
  • You are choosing a property suitable for the conditions of Turkish citizenship. 
  • You pay for the property by bank transfer from inside or outside Turkey. 
  • It is placing a reservation on the property that prevents it from being sold for three years after obtaining the title deed (Tapu). 
  • I am obtaining a letter from the Land Registry Directorate stating that the property conforms to the conditions for obtaining citizenship. 
  • Submit a request to the Naturalization Office to obtain the investor’s residence and study the file. 
  • If the file is approved, the naturalization decision shall be issued for the investor, his wife, and children under 18.
  • The investor and his family can receive passports and national identity cards from Turkey or one of the Turkish representations abroad.
If you obtain Turkish citizenship after the age of 22, you will be exempted from military service in Turkey.
The investor who obtains Turkish citizenship will enjoy all the rights of a Turkish citizen, and will obtain a Turkish passport, according to which he is entitled to enter several countries without a visa.
No, proficiency in the Turkish language is not required to obtain Turkish citizenship.

Turkish citizenship can be obtained for a Syrian citizen through one of the following methods: 

  • Fixed investment in Turkey with a value of not less than 500 thousand US dollars. 
  • Providing job opportunities for at least 50 Turkish citizens. 
  • A bank deposit in a Turkish bank for $500,000. 
  • And if the Syrian investor obtains Turkish citizenship through one of these methods, he has the right to buy real estate in Turkey as any Turkish citizen.

The application for obtaining Turkish citizenship goes through eight stages, as follows: 

  • The first stage: submitting papers and checking them from the state. 
  • The second stage: sending the papers to the capital, Ankara, to discuss the file and collect information. 
  • The third stage: the naturalization department evaluates the file. 
  • The fourth stage is research, audit, and survey with several directorates and ministries in Turkey to issue the final assessment. 
  • Fifth stage: collecting several approved applications into one list and submitting them for approval. 
  • Sixth stage: issuance of the final decision. 
  • The seventh stage: After ratification of the decision to grant citizenship, the files are sent to the Public Nufs Department. 
  • The eighth stage: Referring to the Nufus Department to receive the new identity. 
  • Note that in the case of applying for naturalization in return for an investment, the submission to the naturalization office will be immediately after fulfilling the investment conditions to obtain the investor’s residence and start studying the Turkish citizenship file. The naturalization decision is issued for the investor and his family if the file is approved. Passports and national identity cards can be received from Turkey or a Turkish representative abroad.