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Turkey: Information on the acquisition of residence status in Turkey by an Iranian male who marries a Turkish national and whose marriage has been registered with the government of Turkey, and whether this person would be entitled to the protection of Turkey

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 March 1997
Citation / Document Symbol TUR26269.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Turkey: Information on the acquisition of residence status in Turkey by an Iranian male who marries a Turkish national and whose marriage has been registered with the government of Turkey, and whether this person would be entitled to the protection of Turkey, 1 March 1997, TUR26269.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6aab66c.html [accessed 16 December 2017]
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For information on the status of a male foreigner married to a Turkish woman, please consult the attached documents.

The following information was provided during a 17 March 1997 telephone interview with a representative of the Embassy of Turkey in Ottawa.

The source stated that Turkey recognizes the principle of non-refoulement when there is a well-founded fear of persecution in one's country of origin. The source added that a large number of Iranians are residing in Turkey as temporary refugees and awaiting permission to relocate to a third country. The source indicated that Turkey would examine any refugee claims and base its decision on the evidence provided in support of each claim.

The Iranian male married to a Turkish woman can apply for residence in Turkey or the Embassy of Turkey in Ottawa, which would send the file to the Ministry of the Interior in Ankara for a decision.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.

Reference

Embassy of the Republic of Turkey, Ottawa. 17 March 1997. Telephone interview with representative.

Attachments

European Bulletin on Nationality. March 1996. (DIR/JUR(1)). (Turkey.( Strasbourg: Council of Europe, pp. 167-171.

Turkey. 11 February 1964. Turkish Citizenship Law. (Translated by the Multilingual Translation Directorate, Department of Public Works and Government Services Canada)

Sevig, Vedat R. 1983. (Turquie.( Juris-Classeur Nationalité. Edited by Charles L. Closset and Michel J. Verwilgen. Paris: Éditions Techniques.

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