Foreigners and Foreigners Outside the International Protection Act

Foreigners and Foreigners Not Covered by the International Protection Act

1.Foreign Military Personnel in Turkey

The status of foreign military personnel in Turkey is regulated by international treaties. In addition, Circular 73 of the Ministry of Justice’s General Directorate of International Law and Foreign Relations on NATO-SOFA implementation is related to the legal status of foreign military personnel.

2.Embassies and Consulates

The status of embassies and consulates was generally regulated by the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations and the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, and turkey made consular treaties with many of the countries that were not parties to this convention. In addition, the Ministry of Justice has prepared Circular No. 72/1 on the status of embassies and consulates.


The definition of ‘Immigrant’ in Turkish Law was made by the provision of Settlement Law no. 5543 m.3/d; ‘They are of Turkish anc blood lineage and are committed to Turkish culture and come to Turkey alone or collectively in order to settle down.’

The determination and determination of adherence to Turkish culture in terms of being considered as immigrants was taken with the opinion of the ministries regarding the provision of settlement law m.7 and left to the decision of the Council of Ministers on the proposal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

With the provision of settlement law m.4, it was determined that foreigners of Turkish descendants and non-Turkish culture and those who were deported and who were not considered eligible to come to Turkey in terms of security would not be accepted into Turkey as immigrants.

4.Citizens of TRNC

Most of the provisions in the YUKK do not apply to TRNC citizens. Since international treaties are reserved under yukk m.2/2, there is an Agreement between the Republic of Turkey and the TRNC on The Recognition of Additional Conveniences for Citizens of The Two Countries. (Council of Ministers Resolution 99/13783)

For example, in accordance with this agreement, TRNC citizens do not have to obtain residence permits in Turkey. However, if requested, a 5-year residency permit is held for the purpose of study, study and residence, regardless of passport period.

5.Blue Card Holders

In accordance with Turkish Citizenship Act m.28 no. 5901, the rights granted to persons and persons who may benefit from the Blue Card are specified.                  

The Blue Card is the legal status granted to protect Turkish citizens who wish to gain citizenship from states that do not accept dual citizenship from the deprivation of rights that will result from leaving turkish citizenship.

The Blue Card has been given to those who have been turkish citizens by birth since 1995 and who have left turkish citizenship by obtaining permission. Blue Card holder slain persons have no obligation to choose and choose, to import exempt vehicles or household goods, and to serve in the military. However, they enter Turkey without obtaining a visa; They do not have to take residency dissertations regardless of their stay in Turkey.