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Lesson Information

Course Credit 3.0
Course ECTS Credit 4.0
Teaching Language of Instruction Türkçe
Level of Course Bachelor's Degree, TYYÇ: Level 6, EQF-LLL: Level 6, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of Course Compulsory
Mode of Delivery Face-to-face
Does the course require compulsory or optional work experience? Z
Course Coordinator Prof. Dr. YAVUZ KAPLAN
Instructor (s) Assist. Prof. Dr. AYŞE ELİF ULUSU KARATAŞ|Assoc. Prof. (Ph.D.) MUSTAFA ERKAN
Course Assistant

Purpose and Content

The aim of the course The objective of this course is to identify the concept of foreigner and the social and political rights of foreigners in Turkish law, general doctrine of citizenship act and The Code of Turkish Nationality and the subject, scope, features and theories of Private International Law.
Course Content Basic principles governing the citizenship law, the definition of citizenship, its acquisition and loss are covered. The issues related to basic rights and freedoms of foreigners in Turkey, foreign investment and migration are to be dwelled on. Information on foreigner rights in other legislation is provided.

Weekly Course Subjects

1The concept of foreigner, general principles of foreigners law, general doctrine of citizenship law, the subject, characteristics and structure of international private law, qualification conflict in international private law
2Foreigners’ right to enter to Turkey and freedom of travel and residence, acquisition of Turkish citizenship
3Foreigner’s freedom of press, freedom of association, foreigner’s personal immunity, acquisition of Turkish citizenship, fraud against law in international private law
4Foreigner’s right and freedom of labor, loss of Turkish citizenship, theory of attribution in international private law
5Practical Study
6Social rights and freedoms of foreigners, loss of Turkish citizenship, key issues in International Private Law.
7Foreigner’s freedom of education, loss of Turkish citizenship, public order in international public order
8Midterm Exam
9Foreigner’s property and limited property rights, loss of Turkish citizenship, public order and rules in international private law
10Foreigner’s real property rights, proof of Turkish citizenship, application of law on foreigners in international private law
11Foreigner’s inheritance rights on real property, proof of Turkish citizenship, application of law on foreigners in international private law
12Foreigner’s rights on intangible property, acquisition and loss of citizenship, application of law on foreigners in international private law
13Political rights of foreigners, acquisition and loss of citizenship according to agreement, vested right in international private law
14Practical Study


1) Ergin Nomer/Cemal Şanlı, Devletler Hususi Hukuku,

2) Aysel Çelikel/Bahadır Erdem, Milletlerarası Özel Hukuk,

3) Aysel Çelikel/Günseli Gelgel, Yabancılar Hukuku,

4) Ergin Nomer/Aysel Çelikel, Devletler Hususi Hukuku Pratik Çalışmaları