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Nationality Law No. 5901 of Turkey (2009) – 1: Objective, Scope, Definitions and Implementation of Citizenship Services

Objective
Article 1- (1) The objective of this law is to define the principles and procedures regarding the conduct of operations and transactions for acquisition and loss of Turkish citizenship.

Scope
Article 2- (1) This Law covers regulation of principles regarding acquisition and loss of Turkish citizenship and the procedures on the implementation of citizenship services.

Definitions
Article 3- (1) For the application of this Law, the following terms and phrases shall have the meanings indicated next to each of them:
a) Ministry: Ministry of Internal Affairs,
b) Multiple citizenship: Turkish citizen who has more than one citizenship at the same time,
c) General Directorate: Population and Citizenship Affairs General Directorate,
ç) Turkish citizen: anyone who has citizenship bonds with the Republic of Turkey,
d) Alien: anyone who has no citizenship bonds with the Republic of Turkey,

Implementation of Citizenship Services
Article 4- (1) Services regarding the acquisition and loss of Turkish citizenship are implemented by Ministry in Turkey, and by external representations abroad.

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