The Grundbuchgesetz 5444 of 07.01.2006 determines the current legal situation and the regulation
For the acquisition of real estate in Turkey. The scheme is based on the reciprocity principle.
The reciprocity principle ensures that citizens or legal persons (companies) two
States have the same rights in each country.
Attention! A change in the Land Registry Law (August 2012). The reciprocity principle is no longer valid.
So there is a possibility for the citizens of the 183 countries to acquire real estate in Turkey. There are some
Limitations on the acquisition of Turkish real estate: Local conditions A foreigner can only be in areas
Buy property that already has a local development plan. Also in military, security zones or
Strategic zones, it is not permissible for a foreigner to purchase a property.
Land restriction A foreigner can only purchase up to 2.5 hectares (25,000 sqm) of land in Turkey.
For surfaces up to - The approval of the Council of Ministers is necessary for 30 hectares. In a province can be only 0.5% of the
Total area of foreigners. Attention! A change in the Land Registry Law (August 2012). A foreigner can be in Turkey real estate up to
30 hectares. For areas up to 60 hectares, an authorization from the Council of Ministers is necessary. Limitations
For legal entities (companies) Acquisition of real estate in Turkey for commercial organizations.