WHICH COUNTRIES CAN PURCHASE PROPERTY IN TURKEY?

Before 2012, Turkey had a strict law in place which restricted many nationals from purchasing property in Turkey.
However in May 2012 a new law was applied 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. Some rules still remain in place, such as real estate owned by a foreign national in a Turkish town can’t exceed 10% of the town’s land area and a foreign national can’t purchase more than 300,000sqm of land in Turkey without first acquiring approval from the ministry of interior in Turkey.
Please find list of foreign countries who can buy property in Turkey.
Nationals of these countries cannot buy property in Turkey at all

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

Nationals of the following countries can buy property in Turkey with some restrictions

  • China – can buy max. 1 property only.
  • Jordan – can buy max 2 property and 1 commercial only.
  • Israel – can buy max. 1 property only.
  • Fiji – can buy max. 1 property only.
  • East Timor – can buy max. 1 property only.
  • Denmark – can buy max. 1 property only.
  • Malta – can buy max. 1 property only.

Some regions of 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 now can buy properties in Turkey without any restrictions or any special permit.

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

Nationals of countries listed below 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 countries need to obtain permission from the Ministry of Interior in Turkey before they can purchase

  • 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

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
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Peru
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia