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Turkey Dual Citizenship Laws You Should Know


Ken Grubb

Turkish law allows you to be a citizen of Turkey and of one or more other countries. However, some other countries prohibit this.

If your home country prohibits you from becoming a Turkish citizen you will, at some point, be required to renounce citizenship in your home country before you can become a Turkish citizen. Check the laws of your home country first and see if it allows dual citizenship before you apply to become a Turkish citizen.

Turkish Citizenship Law

Turkish Citizenship Law is the Turkish Nationality Act No. 5901 as amended.

Assistance and Support

The Nüfus handles citizenship applications made within Turkey. You can call their national helpline from any telephone in Turkey, at 150. Their international number is +90 312 591 2133 or 2389. It has an English option. For citizenship applications made outside of Turkey, contact your local Turkish embassy or consulate.

Turkish Citizenship Forum: If you have a question about Turkish citizenship, search our citizenship forum to see if it's already been answered. If it hasn't, feel free to open a new topic.

Ken Grubb, author.

As a special investigator for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and teacher for the University of Maryland, Ken Grubb has lived and worked in Turkey since 1997. He's now retired and living in Antalya, where he researches and writes guides to help others live skillfully in Turkey.


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