Which Foreign Nationals Can Buy Real Estate In Turkey?

After 2012 , Turkish Government opens the Turkish real estate market to foreign nationals. Before 2012, Turkey had a strict property law. In May 2012,  a new law was implemented by the Turkish government which lifted a large amount of these restrictions and opened the Turkish property market to nationals of more than 129 different countries.

 

Foreign nationals who CAN buy property in Turkey without any permits being required

  • Saudi Arabia
  • USA
  • Canada
  • Islamic Rebulic of Iran
  • The United Arab Emirates
  • Kuwait
  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Germany
  • Belgium
  • Azerbaijan
  • Kazakhstan
  • France
  • Italy
  • Norway
  • Holland
  • Switzerland
  • Northern Cyprus
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Niger
  • Bulgaria
  • South Africa
  • Argentina
  • Georgia
  • Moldova
  • Slovakia
  • Burundi
  • Brazil
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Dominican Republic
  • Luxembourg
  • Kenya
  • Poland
  • Finland
  • Kosovo
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Burkina Faso
  • Belize
  • Estonia
  • Serbia
  • Sweden
  • Croatia
  • Gambia
  • Peru
  • Uzbekistan
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Colombia
  • Mali
  • Benin
  • Guinea
  • Monaco
  • Republic of Cote D’Ivoire
  • Namibia
  • Chad
  • Gabon

 

Foreign Nationals who have restrictions in place but can still buy property in Turkey

  • China
  • Denmark
  • East Timor
  • Fiji
  • Israel
  • Jordan

There are restrictions in some regions in Turkey for nationals once buying real estate in Turkey. Nevertheless, these nationals can still buying property in other regions of Turkey.

For example , Ukrainian and Russian nationals are not permitted buying real estate along the Black Sea coastline of Turkey.
Greek nationals can not buy real estate on the Black Sea coastline and some districts on the Aegean Sea coastline.

Foreign Nationals who have some constraints to buy property in Turkey

  • Morocco – not allowed for agricultural land
  • Egypt – not allowed for agricultural land
  • Latvia – not permitted for agricultural land
  • Afghanistan – not allowed for agricultural land and they need special permission for some other types of real estate
  • Albania – Only permitted to buy residential properties and office space in Turkey.

 

Foreign Nationals can definitely NOT purchase property in Turkey at all;

  • Armenia
  • North Korea
  • Nigeria
  • Syria
  • Cuba
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