Turkey Dual Citizenship Agreement
Pakistan plans to sign an agreement with Turkey that will make it easy for Pakistanis to acquire Turkish citizenship and vice versa. The deal is a win-win for both countries, especially Pakistan, which is currently surrounded by political instability, economic crises and business that, for various reasons, are facing a slowdown. There are three different states of loss of citizenship in Turkey. They are either deletion, revocation or renunciation. Since September 18, 2018, Law 5901 advocates that foreign citizens investing in Turkey have the right to apply for Turkish citizenship.  “The Turkish ambassador last week asked the interior minister to discuss issues of mutual interest,” Aisha Farooqui, a spokeswoman for the Foreign Ministry, told Arab News. “During the interaction, the issue of dual nationality was also discussed.” The Turkish Citizenship Act is based primarily on the principle of ius sanguinis, which contains provisions in the Law on Stateless Children in Article 8, paragraph 1. Citizenship can be acquired by ancestry in Turkey or abroad by finding that at least one parent has Turkish nationality, whether born inside or outside marriage. Former Turkish citizens forced to renounce their Turkish nationality (e.g.
B because they have naturalized in a country that does not normally allow dual nationality, such as Germany or Austria), can apply for the blue card (Mavi Kart), which gives them some civil rights, for example. B the right to live and work in Turkey, to own land or to inherit the right. The right to vote is excluded from this “citizenship”. The investment made and claimed by the foreigner is controlled and confirmed by the competent governmental authority. As soon as the investment has been confirmed by the competent government authority, the foreigner obtains Turkish citizenship.  ISLAMABAD: Pakistan`s Foreign Ministry confirmed on Saturday that the country, in cooperation with Turkey, is preparing a draft agreement to grant dual citizenship to citizens of both countries. Citizenship may be acquired after birth either by decision of the competent authority or by adoption. Individuals may apply for citizenship if they apply for the conditions laid down in Article 11(1).
Citizenship by marriage is not automatically applied; The applicant must fulfil the conditions laid down in Article 16(1) to apply for citizenship, including at least 3 years of marriage. Recently, Turkey amended its immigration legislation to allow for the granting of citizenship through an updated citizenship programme. By investing either the equivalent of USD 250,000 in real estate or USD 500,000 in financial assets, citizenship can be acquired through the provision on the exceptional acquisition of citizenship described in the Official Journal of 18 September 2018. Turkish nationality legislation is based primarily on the principle of jus sanguinis. Children born to a Turkish mother or a Turkish father (in or out of wedlock) are Turkish citizens from birth. .