Acquisition of Turkish Citizenship by Marriage for Greek Citizens
Dear visitor, welcome to our Acquisition of Turkish Citizenship by Marriage for Greek Citizens page! Article 16 of the Turkish Citizenship Law No. 5901 includes the conditions for acquiring Turkish citizenship by marriage. This law and the regulation regarding the implementation of the law contain the citizenship application conditions, procedures and principles for Greek nationals who are married to a Turkish citizen.
Conditions of Acquiring Turkish Citizenship by Marriage
Firstly, marrying a Turkish citizen does not directly entitle the Greek national to become a Turkish citizen. Marriage does not give a Greek national the right to reside in Turkey. These are all separate processes and must be managed properly. The conditions for acquiring Turkish citizenship by marriage are regulated in Article 16 of the Citizenship Law No. 5901. In accordance of the text of the relevant law, the Greek national must meet the following conditions in order to become a citizen through his/her Turkish citizen spouse:
Greek nationals can apply for citizenship to the governorships in their settlements if they meet the above conditions. In the event that the Turkish citizen spouse dies after the application, the condition in the 2nd order above, that is, the spouses living in a family union, is not sought. The foreign person can become a Turkish citizen if he/she fulfills the other conditions. However, foreign persons who acquire Turkish citizenship by marriage, if the marriage is decided to be annulled, if they separate amicably, they will continue to retain their Turkish citizenship.