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What is the Concept of Civil Marriage in Turkey for Foreigners? Does it have International Validity?

As you know, foreigners who have entered Turkey legally, have a residence permit, or are holders of international protection or international protection applicants can legally marry in Turkey. Marriage and civil marriage procedures are carried out within the framework of the relevant legislation, especially the Turkish Civil Code. In Turkey, the concept of civil marriage is defined as a marriage performed in accordance with the law by persons/authorities who are authorized to be a marriage officer in accordance with the law. Marriages in accordance with religious or traditional customs and traditions performed by foreigners in Turkey do not have any validity as official marriages. Official marriages in Turkey are also valid internationally.

The legal age of marriage in Turkey is 18, and this rule is also valid for foreigners. In addition, people should have the power of discrimination and should not be limited. However, foreigners who are over the age of 17 can marry with the consent of their family or legal guardian, while foreigners who are over the age of 16 can only marry in extraordinary circumstances and by the decision of a judge. You can find all the details in this article about the marriage of foreigners in Turkey.

If you have questions about the concept of civil marriage in Turkey, you can send them to us in the comments section.


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