Turkish Citizenship - What do you benefit from obtaining it?

Turkish Citizenship - What do you benefit from obtaining it?


The benefits Of Obtaining Turkish citizenship are so many and attractive that encourage people to earn it. While seeking to obtain it is depending on many motives among those wishing to earn it, for the advantages that the Turkish citizen enjoyed, from all the rights and duties to the benefits of the Turkish passport and the personal aspiration and objectives.

Fanar Realty will accompany you in this article to talk about the Turkish citizenship benefits for the foreigner and the expected changes after obtaining it.

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Benefits Of Turkish Citizenship

There is no doubt that life in Turkey suits foreigners, but holding Turkish citizenship gives more advantages and benefits for those who obtain it, as will enjoy:

Turkish Passport Benefits

  • According to the Henley Passport Index, the Turkish passport has a globally advanced rank as 53rd in the world in 2021, compared to passports in 191 countries.
  • Turkish passport holders can travel to 72 countries without a visa
  • Turkish passport holders can enter 42 countries with upon arrival visa at the airport
  • An entry visa can be requested online without the need to visit the consulate for 7 foreign countries

In short, for the Turkish passport holder, the doors of the world will be wide open to him, and this is the biggest incentive for foreigners to obtain Turkish citizenship to be able to move freely, between the countries of the world without obstacles, legal problems, or difficult procedures.

Ease in Purchase and Ownership Transactions

  obtaining Turkish citizenship will make a lot of legal transactions and procedures, especially about:

  • Own real estate
  • Buy cars
  • Company incorporation
  • Opening a bank account in any bank in turkey


Where there is no need for many transactions, especially concerning translation procedures, documents that are required only from foreigners, and other matters that face any foreigner.

 where the foreign resident needs to issue a real estate appraisal document in Turkey to purchase the property, as well as A security approval, must be obtained for ownership, emphasizing that these procedures are generally easy and convenient.

 In the same context, some banks in Turkey may require additional procedures for foreigners to open a bank account in them, while the Turkish citizen does not face any problems in this regard.

Granting Privileges to First-Degree Relatives

Turkish citizens can offer many benefits to their family members, such as:

  • Family residence in Turkey: It is granted to the wife of a Turkish citizen, or the husband of a Turkish citizen, with children under the age of 18 for three years
  • Granting Turkish citizenship to a foreign spouse after 3 years of marriage, at most.
  • Invite their non-Turkish family members to visit Turkey with a tourist visa, especially the parents.

Note: If a foreigner has been requested to apply to obtain Turkish citizenship, his family, "wife and children", directly obtain citizenship with him in the same file.

Work Freely

  • There are no conditions or regulations for citizens to work in their country.
  • They can obtain social security insurance (sigorta) easier.
  • Easy employment: in terms of obtaining work, there is a difference between a foreigner and a Turkish, where to employ a foreigner, the company needs to have 5 Turkish employees in the same place he works, while they can employ Turks directly without the need for such procedures, and they can work immediately.
  • Holders of reputable certificates, especially doctors, engineers, and jurists, can obtain greater job opportunities in Turkey after obtaining citizenship.
  • It would be easier for Turkish citizens to license a company or business, or to participate in the Chambers of Commerce and Industry in the country.

Get Better Health Services

Turkish citizens can get full medical and health services, including

  • Free services
  • Discounts on treatment in government hospitals
  • Obtaining medicines
  • Contracting a family doctor
  • Obtaining social security
  • Personal health insurance
  • Other excellent services that Turkish families enjoy.


The Possibility of Retaining their Nationality

 the applicant for Turkish citizenship can retain his nationality, and his acquisition of Turkish citizenship does not affect him, as the laws in Turkey allow dual citizenship.

 Where Turkey provides many facilities for obtaining dual nationalities and has signed several agreements to facilitate Citizens of the two countries obtaining Turkish citizenship.

Turkish Citizen's Rights

Obtaining Turkish citizenship means that you enjoy all the benefits of citizenship in Turkey, and therefore you must be familiar with your rights that guaranteed by the Turkish Constitution, where Turkish laws are based on the following points:

  • Turkish citizenship is every person with whom the Turkish Republic 0is bound by the bond of citizenship, whether inside or outside Turkey
  • Every child of a Turkish father or a Turkish mother is also Turkish, even if the second party (father or mother) is a foreigner.
  • Granting Turkish citizenship for foreigners, or removing it from a Turkish citizen is only allowed according to the cases specified within Turkish law exclusively
  • A Turkish citizen shall not be deprived of his citizenship unless he commits acts of treason to the country, and it is not in accordance with the principle of loyalty to Turkey.
  • A Turkish citizen has the right to enjoy all national services in Turkey and abroad, especially education and health.
  • After reaching the age of 18, a Turkish citizen has the right to participate in the election of candidates for municipal elections, parliament, or the presidency, and he is also entitled to participate as a candidate for these elections after reaching the appropriate age for each position.
  • Turkish law guarantees the right of a Turkish citizen to resort to the courts to obtain his legitimate rights in the case that he was subjected to or denied any of them.
  • Turkish embassies and consulates outside the country represent Turkish citizens and can cooperate with them to solve any problem facing the Turkish citizen outside his country.
  • The law in Turkey guarantees that any Turkish citizen obtains his full civil rights, and obtains all the documents he needs, such as the identity card, passport, marriage and divorce documents, and other personal documents.


Duties of the Turkish Citizen

The holder of Turkish citizenship - like a Turkish citizen - must abide by the following duties:

  • Respect the constitution and the law
  • Respect historical and national symbols in Turkey
  • Loyalty to Turkey and not committing treason
  • Compulsory service in the Turkish army (with exceptions and exemptions from service)
  • Commitment to people's lives regulating laws in Turkey, maintaining security, the safety of life and money, and non-aggression
  • Refer to the Turkish courts for any legal matter

It is also important for the holder of Turkish citizenship to learn the Turkish language to facilitate his integration with Turkish society.

Notes For Holders of Turkish Citizenship

Obtaining a foreign nationality means that you will be a member of this society, which is your duty to learn about the culture, history, the things it sanctifies or resents, and the general features of thinking among Turks to be able to adapt to your new nationality.

Advice For Those Who Have Recently Obtained Turkish Citizenship:

  • Quiet, peace, and calm among the neighbors is a very sensitive issue to The Turks that disturbing the neighbor is one of the things that the police may sometimes interfere with to prevent
  • Be committed to paying your taxes and fees regularly
  • Learning the Turkish language is the shortest way to adapt to your new nationality
  • Avoid talking loudly on public buses, as this is annoying for Turks
  • Turks are very caring in children and childhood in general, so make sure that your children receive the same attention from you to facilitate their integration into their new society, especially regarding, health care, education, entertainment activities, and participation in Children’s Day in Turkey


we spent an interesting tour with you in this article where we introduce you to the most important advantages of Turkish citizenship, the benefits of obtaining citizenship, your rights as a Turkish citizen in addition to your duties, and some other relevant notes, so that we may have succeeded in clarifying the idea that we are writing about.


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