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HOW FOREIGNERS ESTABLISH FOUNDATION IN TURKEY

How foreigners establish foundation in Turkey ?

As stated in Article 5 and 6 of the Foundation Law , foreigners can establish new foundations in Turkey according to legal and actual reciprocity. However the majority of those taking position in the management bodies of the new foundations have to be resident in Turkey.

Foundation founder/founders are not obliged to be a citizen of the Republic of Turkey .

Opening of Branches and AGENCY of foreign foundations in Turkey

Opening of branches/agency of foreign foundations in Turkey is regulated by the 5253 numbered Law of Associations and Assosiation regulations.The application on this subject must be made to  Ministry of Interior, Director General of Civil Society Relations.

The branch/agency begins its activity with the authorization of the Ministry of Interior and again ends with the authorization of the Ministry.of Interior

The Monitoring of foreign foundations branch /agency in Turkey according to the laws and objectives is made by The Directorate General of Foundations.

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"As for the issues related to the foundations, it is known that foundations constitute an important asset of our country. I hope that all members of Council of Ministers together with the Ministry Of Religious Affairs and even the Supreme Assembly examine this issue with great care and that this great institution is protected from devastation and made useful for our country in order to ensure that our country can benefit from this asset as necessary."

Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK

1 March 1922, TBMM

" Being a founder, establishing a foundation is a matter of civilization. All our worry and our remedy are on these matters. "

Burhan ERSOY

General Director of Foundations

"Waqfs are the emergence of the divine order “you should compete for favor and taqwa”

Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN

TR PRESIDENT

"The understanding of the foundation in our civilization is the formation of the spiritual consciousness that it brings to us."

MEHMET NURİ ERSOY
Minister Of Culture and Tourism