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Turkish Citizenship by Investment in Turkey

30 Mart 2020

TURKISH CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT IN TURKEY. Turkey announced its citizenship by investment program in 2016. It grants residency, citizenship and a second passport to applicants investing either in real estate or a bank deposit. The bank deposit route is particularly attractive for investors. This requires $500,000 to be deposited into a bank account in Turkey which then needs to be maintained for a minimum of just 3 years. Importantly this investment can be in US Dollars. That eliminates the volatile currency risk of investing in Turkish real estate. Retaining liquid funds in this way leading to second citizenship ranks Turkey as one of the lowest cost citizenship by investment programs on the market. Turkish Citizenship by Investment in Turkey and More A Turkish passport allows visa-free travel (or visa on arrival) to 114 countries worldwide. Turkey also holds out the possibility of eventual visa-free access to the EU. Currently, talks are ongoing although Turkey has some way to go in order to meet EU conditions. For our other services please visit our main page.

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Turkish Drug law and offenses

30 Mart 2020

Turkish Drug law Turkish Drug law. The Turkish Penal Code specifies prison sentences of 1-2 years for those who buy, receive, cultivate or possess drugs for personal use. There is also the option of treatment and/or probation of up to 3 years. If drug users refuse treatment or do not comply with their probation requirements, the courts can impose a prison sentence. No punishment will apply if a dependent user requests treatment before investigation; in such cases, healthcare professionals are not obliged to report the offense. The production and import or export of drugs are punishable by a prison sentence of not less than 10 years, and sale or supply by a sentence of 5-15 years. Punishments are linked to drug type, with a specific requirement to increase these sentences by 50 % if the drugs involved are cocaine, heroin, morphine or morphine base, or synthetic cannabinoids; a similar increase is imposed in cases in which a group of people is involved or in which those convicted hold a position that is regulated by law, such as doctors, pharmacists or other health professionals. If organized crime is involved, the penalty is doubled. Since 2015, seven generic groups of substances have been included in the main drug control law, which covers the trafficking of new psychoactive substances in Turkey. Drug law offences Drug law offence (DLO) data are the foundation for monitoring drug-related crime and are also a measure of law enforcement activity and drug market dynamics; they may be used to inform policies on the implementation of drug laws and to improve strategies. The data on DLOs in Turkey indicate a significant increase in the number of DLOs reported in 2017 compared with the previous year (45 %). The majority of offences reported were related to drug use or possession. For more information about our services please visit our main page.

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