The acquisition of real estate deeds in Turkey is approved only through registration to be made in the land registry offices.Real estate pre-contracts issued by notaries or made in writing with real persons do not constitute the transfer of real estate alone. Pre-contracts act solely as a commitment to the transfer of ownership and the immovable property in question does not change hands through such documents.There may be liabilities such as mortgages, foreclosures and similar types that may prevent the sale of the property in question and these must be checked before the transactions are initiated at the relevant land registry office.Foreign nationals do not need to have a residence permit as a prerequisite for acquiring real estate in Turkey. In addition, foreigners who buy real estate in Turkey are granted renewable short-term residence permits in accordance with the Law no. 6458 on Foreigners and International Protection.A natural or legal person who aims to acquire real estate in Turkey should apply to the General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastral together with the owner of the real estate. They can also make an appointment by calling the Alo 181 Call Center, which is available twenty-four hours a day, or by visiting the randevu.tkgm.gov.tr address without having to visit the directorate offices in person.On the other hand, Turkish companies with foreign capital should first submit an application to the Provincial Planning and Coordination Directorate (IPKM) in the governorate where the real estate is located. After receiving a positive response from ipkm, the Land Registry Should be contacted. These companies can apply in person, by mail or by email.