Legal Status of Blue Cards Foreigners Under Turkish Law in Comparison with European Union Law

Ekin Tuna

Abstract


In 1995, a significant change was made in Turkish Citizenship Law in order to ensure the integration of the Turkish citizens to the countries where they live currently. It aimed to regulate the situation of the foreigners who were Turkish citizens at birth and then had to leave the Turkish citizenship. Regard to this amendment, these foreigners have opportunity to  benefit as Turkish citizens in some situations which determined in Turkish Citizenship Law. With this change, new statue, privileged foreign group, has been established in Turkish Foreigners Law except Turkish, foreigners. This new statue called blue card because of colour of the card. The purpose of amendment is clear enough to integrate the foreigners who were Turkish citizens at birth, have connections in Turkey as family ties,business,etc. Wide application and legal uncertainty of the amendment and administrative practices are criticized by scholars. This study aims to clarify the subject, point out  problematic topics through the historical development, legal natures and scope of blue card in the light of judgements and in comparison with EU Law.  


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