Who can buy property in Turkey

We will break down the following lists of foreign nationals who can buy property in Turkey:

Nationals of these countries cannot buy property in Turkey at all

  • Armenia
  • Syria
  • North Korea
  • Nigeria
  • Cuba
  • Yemen

 

Restrictions are in place for nationals of the following countries to buy property in Turkey, but can still buy real estate in Turkey

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

 

Some regions in Turkey have restrictions for nationals of certain countries buying property in Turkey. However these nationals can still buy property in other regions of Turkey

  • Russian and Ukrainian nationals can’t buy property along the Black Sea coast of Turkey
  • Greek nationals are not permitted to purchase real estate in the Black Sea coast and some Aegean districts of Turkey

 

Nationals of the following countries CAN now buy property in Turkey

  • The United Arab Emirates
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Lebanon
  • Kuwait
  • Azerbaijan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Kyrgyzstan

Nationals of 31 countries have some restrictions on the type of property that they can buy in Turkey

  • Morocco – no agricultural land permitted
  • Egypt – no agricultural land permitted
  • Latvia – no agricultural land permitted
  • Afghanistan – no agricultural land permitted and they need special permission for other types of property
  • Albania – can only buy residential property and office space in Turkey. No other type of property in Turkey permitted

Nationals of the following nations need to obtain permission from the Ministry of Interior in Turkey before they can purchase

  • China
  • Iran
  • Palestine
  • Iraq
  • India

Foreign nationals of these following countries can buy property in Turkey without any special permissions being needed

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

 

If you are unsure whether or not you can purchase real estate in Turkey, or whether you require some guidance as to how to purchase property in Turkey, don’t hesitate to get in contact with us and we will happily assist you.