Question: Can you have two wives in Turkey?

Turkey is a predominantly Muslim nation that has abolished polygamy, which was officially criminalized with the adoption of the Turkish Civil Code in 1926, a milestone in Atatürks secularist reforms. Penalties for illegal polygamy are up to 2 years imprisonment.

Is polygamy prohibited in Turkey?

Polygamy is illegal in Turkey, but Halit Tekin has unofficially married three women since tying the knot with his first wife - legally - in 1982, the Hurriyet Daily News website reports.

How do I marry a Turkish man?

The citizens who want to get married in Turkey need a few documents, such as a petition, a certificate of celibacy proving he/she is eligible to marry, identification papers, photos of the two future spouses, health certificate.

Can visitors get married in Turkey?

According to the Turkish Marriage Legislation and regulations, a Turkish national and a foreigner or two foreigners with different nationalities can get married in Turkey, which can be done only by the competent Turkish authorities. Otherwise, Turkish relevant authorities do not conduct these marriages.

Can a tourist get married in Turkey?

A foreigner who wants to get married in Turkey should know that only civil marriages are legally recognized. Additionally, any foreign or local citizen can have a religious ceremony only if he/she wants. A foreigner who is not legally allowed to marry in his country of residence cant marry either in Turkey.

Can a Turkish woman marry a foreigner?

According to the Turkish Marriage Legislation and regulations, a Turkish national and a foreigner or two foreigners with different nationalities can get married in Turkey, which can be done only by the competent Turkish authorities. Otherwise, Turkish relevant authorities do not conduct these marriages.

Does Turkey allow interfaith marriage?

In practice, many Arab countries allow interfaith marriages to Christian or Jewish women but not to Christian or Jewish men. Turkey allows marriages between Muslim women and Non-Muslim men through secular laws. In Tunisia since 16 September 2017, Muslim women can lawfully marry any man of any faith, or of none.

How long do you need to be in Turkey to get married?

Residency Requirements If you have not obtained this document then you will be required to be resident in Turkey for 21 days prior to applying for a Certificate of No Impediment, and a further 21 days for the relevant documentation to be issued.

How easy is it to get married in Turkey?

Legal Procedures In Turkey, wedding ceremonies can only be conducted by a Turkish official. Foreigners must obtain the Certificate of No Impediment and Birth Certificates from the authorities in their home countries. The official paperwork of marriage is then processed by their Embassy or Consulates resident.

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