Q & A

Q
Where is Turkey located?

A

Turkey is located at the crossroads of the Balkans, Caucasus, Middle East and eastern Mediterranean. It is bordered by Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Greece, Bulgaria and the Mediterranean Sea.


Q
What is the capital of Turkey?

A

Ankara


Q
Is Turkey a democratic country?

A

Yes, Turkey is not only a democratic country but also a secular nation with no declared state religion.


Q
What is the official language of Turkey?

A

Turkish, with Kurdish also commonly spoken and English widely spoken


Q
What kind of climate does Turkey have?

A

Turkey has a Mediterranean climate with plenty of sunshine, mild temperatures and a limited amount of rainfall. However, the interiors can be harsher.


Q
What kind of economy does Turkey have?

A

Turkey has a mixed economy, with both the public and private sectors contributing to economic development. It is the world’s 16th largest economy.


Q
Which are the prominent industry sectors of the Turkish economy?

A

Textiles, food processing, automobiles, electronics, tourism, mining, coal, chromite, copper, steal, petroleum, construction, lumber and paper.


Q
What is the currency of Turkey?

A

Turkish Lira (TRY)


Q
Who is eligible for Turkish citizenship?

A

Turkish citizenship can be applied for by anyone over the age of 18 years, as well as their spouse and children below 18 years old (18 years old included).


Q
Are there any educational qualification, business/management experience or language test requirements?

A

No


Q
How long does it take to obtain Turkish citizenship and passport?

A

4-6 months


Q
Are there any compulsory residence requirements?

A

No, you do not need to live in Turkey after acquiring citizenship


Q
Does Turkey allow dual citizenship?

A

Yes


Q
How many countries can I travel visa free on becoming a citizen of Turkey?

A

115