Turkish Citizen Features for Foreigners
Living in Turkey, which is a cosmopolitan country with a population of 84 million, is the dream of many foreigners. Turkey is a rare country that has a marvelous nature, a rich historical culture, and a perfect climate. At the same time, it attracts the attention of many investors with its unlimited business options and trade volume. Turkey, situated on one of the most important strategic points in the world, is the focus of the attention of foreign investors. Every year, thousands of people apply for Turkish citizenship for a better life and easier commercial activities.
One of the easiest ways to become a Turkish citizen is to acquire Turkish citizenship by investing in real estate. The right to Turkish citizenship is obtained with 250.000 USD and higher real estate investment in Turkey. In this way, you will obtain the right to apply for Turkish citizenship together with your family (children under the age of 18 and spouse). When you obtain Turkish citizenship through real estate investment, there is no necessity to live in Turkey. You can rent the real estate you bought and get a high rental income. When you acquire Turkish citizenship through real estate investment, you cannot sell the real estate you purchased for 3 years. At the end of the third year, you can sell the real estate and make a profit if you wish.
Turkey, which is having unique strategic importance, has been home to various civilizations for centuries. It acts as a very important trade route between East and West. All these and more features attract the attention of thousands of foreigners who want to live in Turkey. Numerous advantages await foreigners wishing to live in Turkey when they acquire Turkish citizenship. In this article, we will talk about the Turkish citizenship features.
The Turkish Citizenship Features
1. Turkish Passport
The Turkish passport is the 53rd most powerful passport in the world. With a Turkish passport, you can travel to 110 countries without a visa, with a visa at the door, or an online visa. Also, countries that require a visa can easily be obtained visas.
Countries that can travel without a visa with a Turkish passport: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Albania, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Cook Islands, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Indonesia, Eswatini, Morocco, Fiji, Philippines, Palestine, Guatemala, South Korea, Georgia, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iran, Jamaica, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Montenegro, Qatar, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Colombia, Kosovo, Costa Rica, Lebanon, Macau, Republic of Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Moldova, Nicaragua, Niue, Uzbekistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis Islands, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Serbia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Syria, Chile, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Tuvalu, Turks & Caicos, Ukraine, Uruguay, Jordan, Vanuatu, Venezuela
Countries that can be traveled with a Turkish passport with a visa application at the door: Bahamas, Cape Verde, East Timor, Dominican Republic, Armenia, Gabon, Republic of South Africa, Haiti, Iraq, Cambodia, Federated Islamic Republic of Comoros, Kuwait, Laos, Madagascar, Maldives, Mozambique, Nepal, Palau, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Taiwan, Togo, Tonga, Uganda, Oman, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Countries that can be traveled with a Turkish passport and online visa application: Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Chibuti, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mexico, Myanmar, Pakistan, Rwanda, Russia
2. Possibility of Citizenship with Family Members
When applying for Turkish citizenship by investing in real estate in Turkey, your spouse and all your children under the age of 18 have the right to apply with you. Your spouse and children can also benefit from all the privileges of Turkish citizenship.
3. Opportunity to Vote
When you become a Turkish citizen, you may have the right to vote and be elected in the country you live in. Thanks to this right, you have the right to speak in the country where you live.
4. Work Permit Exemption
A foreigner who acquires Turkish citizenship does not have to obtain a work permit. A person, who acquired Turkish citizenship, can apply for a job at any institution in Turkey and can work wherever they wish without needing a work permit.
5. Registration in the Social Security System for State Supported Pension
Foreigners, who acquired Turkish citizenship, can work in any institution in Turkey or can register by opening their own business and social security systems. When the necessary conditions are met and the number of premium days is full, they acquire pension rights in Turkey.
6. Benefiting from the Advanced Turkish Health System
A foreigner, who has acquired Turkish citizenship, can benefit from free use of all facilities of public hospitals in Turkey (surgery, examination, treatment, diagnosis, medication, etc.). They can benefit by paying the fees set by the hospital in private hospitals located in Turkey (Citizens registered to the social security institution benefit from private hospitals at a discount). The Covid-19 vaccine, which has been developed against the coronavirus disease that the whole world has been struggling with for the last year, is applied free of charge to Turkish citizens.
7. Opportunity to Benefit from Advanced and Free Education Opportunities
A foreigner, who has acquired Turkish citizenship, can get free education in state schools in Turkey. Duration of compulsory education for 12 years in Turkey. At the end of 12 years, the student continues his/her university education. Education at the state universities in Turkey is free. Various scholarship aids are provided to students with insufficient financial status.
8. European Union Membership
European Union membership negotiations with Turkey are continuing. When the positive result of negotiations with the European Union, Turkey will be a member of the European Union and Turkish citizens will gain visa-free travel to all European countries.
9. High Life Quality and Safety Living Environment
Turkey is a country with a high quality of life. The standard of living in Turkey is increasing every year with economic stability and steady growth. Also, in the country where the four seasons are experienced, it is very easy to access fresh vegetables and fruits in all seasons. There is a safe living environment in Turkey. People can navigate safely day or night on every street of Turkey.
10. Ease of Access to Turkish Cuisine with Unique Flavors
Turkish cuisine, which carries the traces of all the civilizations it hosts, is a world-famous cuisine with very developed delicious options. Each region in Turkey hosts unique tastes and there are so many delicious food options in each region.
You can contact the experienced real estate consultants of Diyar Turk Real Estate to obtain Turkish citizenship by investment in Turkey.