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Are You an Indian
in Turkey?

Indian citizens living in Turkey, are following closely the cultural, social and political relations between Turkey and India.

If a citizen of a country lives in a different country, he/she is related to the conditions of the country that he/she has the nationality or he/she has been living in.


The economic, cultural and social relations between India and Anatolia actually date back to ancient times. These deep-rooted relations between Turkey and India, also have contributed to the warming of relations between Indian Muslims and the Turkish people.

There are lots of cultural richness among these two countries in many areas such as language, culture, art, architecture, food and beverage.It caused the people of the country to be influenced by each other. There are nearly 10,000 common words in the Indian language and Turkish.

Indians believe in the religion of Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism and also Islam rate among people living in Turkey 89.5'% according to 2019 data.

The spiritual studies as yoga, meditation, reiki that heals the body and the soul are widespread in Turkey like all over the world. It could be a great point for Indians which are appling spiritual studies since the ancient histories. This could be another example of cultural similarities.



Relations Between India and Turkey


Following India's declaration of independence in August 1947, with the recognition of the existence of India by Turkey, was established diplomatic relations between these countries.

Since ancient times all relations between the ongoing Turkey-India are more advanced after the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries achieved in 1948.

Today, the Indian Embassy in Turkey's capital Ankara and the Consulate General of India has been active in Istanbul. Likewise, there are Turkey's Embassy in Yeni Delhi and Turkey's Consulate in Mumbai, India.

These developments between India and Turkey also have a positive impact on trade relations.

The number of Indian nationals in Turkey consists of hundred families and around 300 people in total. Although it can not be count as a very large community. But the number of people who come for various reasons from India and settle in Turkey is increasing each passing.

Many of these people work as managers, computer engineers, or management partners in banks or multinational companies.

There are more than 150 companies and representative offices in Turkey which were founded by Indian capital. Specially in recent years, as a result of increasing bilateral cooperation in education, technology and trade.

Some of these; M/s Polyplex, GMR Infrastructure, TATA Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, Reliance, Ispat, Aditya Birla Group, Tractors and Farm Equipment Ltd., Jain Irrigation, Wipro and Dabur.



Places to Visit in Turkey for Indians



Turkey is a great country to learn about different cultures and civilizations. Based on the past thousands of years of history as well as natural beauty also offers important places to visit in Turkey for the Indians.



The Magnificent Zeugma Ancient City | Gaziantep


The ancient city of Zeugma in Gaziantep city of Turkey covers an area of approximately 20 thousand square meters. It was founded by Selevkos I Nikator, one of the generals of Alexander the Great, in the 300th BC. This magnificent ancient city was included in the territory of the Roman Empire in the 1st century AD.

The city of Zeugma is an important value that shows the formation of mixed cultures formed by the intertwining of Hellenistic and Semitic cultures.

Excavations continue in certain parts of the ancient city and include world-famous Roman mosaics.



Sumela Monastery Where Carved into the Rocks | Trabzon – Turkey



The most important feature of Sumela Monastery is that it was built on a steep rock that is difficult to reach.

This monastery, which is completely carved into the rocks in the lush nature, can be interesting for Indian tourists. Also for those who want to examine the religious places of worship of different cultures.

This Greek Orthodox monastery and church is one of the places that visitors coming to Trabzon are eagerly awaiting to see. Which took its place in UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage Tentative List.


Selimiye Mosque - Edirne | Masterpiece of Architect Sinan



Selimiye Mosque, one of the most famous and important works of Ottoman-Turkish architecture, was built by Mimar Sinan on the order of Sultan Selim II.

This magnificent mosque, which has 4 minarets with three balconies, draws attention to the various techniques used in its construction.

Selimiye Mosque takes its place among the historical buildings to visit in Turkey that should be seen by Muslim Indian tourists. Drawing attention with its marble, tile and calligraphy workmanshi.


Abant Lake Offering a Visual Feast | Bolu – Turkey



Located 3 hours from Istanbul, Bolu Abant Lake is among the important touristic centers especially for those who enjoy winter holidays.

The deepest part of the lake, which is formed as a result of underground tectonic movements and depressions, is 18 meters. The lake freezes completely due to its low depth and the serious decrease in temperature in the region during the winter months.

Located next to a very pleasant nature, Abant Lake has plateaus around it and lush forests behind it.



Real Estate Investment for Indians in Turkey



For Indian nationals visiting Turkey is often, it is possible to stay in this country long-term. In Turkey, you can find thousands of real estate options from suitable apartments with affordable price to villas conforming to Turkish citizenship.

There are spectacular alternatives for summer houses or houses that can be used whole year. Especially in localities such as Istanbul, Izmir, Antalya, Bodrum where are amongst Turkey's most developed regions.

MELARES Turkey Properties offers the most suitable property options to Indian citizens with the best price guarantee with a wide variety of property alternatives. You can check our real estate page for the best property alternatives.


Why Indians Should Obtain Turkish Citizenship?



Indian citizens can purchase property worth a minimum of USD 250,000 in Turkey in order to obtain Turkish citizenship. In addition, this citizenship you will obtain includes your children under the age of 18 and your spouse.

Alongside obtaining Turkish citizenship has positive reflections on social, cultural and economic aspects. It is possible to travel to more than 100 countries with a visa or gate visa with the Turkish passport you will obtain.

Also, you can provide your family with a comfortable future with high-quality education and health services in Turkey. You can find detailed information about obtaining Turkish citizenship by purchasing a property in the Citizenship section of our website.