ally asked a question that sparked off some more question on my part. I cant say i will be doing this in 5 years time that all depends on my situation with my turkish man but out of interest.. AM i right in thinking that you can apply for Turkish citizenship once you have had a residency permit for 5 years and complete a Turkish language test? and if you marry a Turkish citizen it only takes 3 years before you can apply? this is what i found on the Turkish consulate website According to Turkish Nationality Act (numbered 403), a foreigner should meet the following requirements in order to apply for Turkish nationality. *He/She should be at the age of consent according to his/her national law (if he/she is not a citizen of any country, Turkish law is taken into consideration which requires 18 years old as the age of consent). *He/She should reside in Turkey for the last five years and should have the intention of settling in Turkey (This condition may not be applicable to those who are married to a Turkish national or those who are with Turkish origin). *He/She should be in good health. *He/She should speak Turkish. *He/She should have enough financial resources to support himself/herself and his/her family in Turkey. If you meet the conditions above, you can apply to obtain Turkish nationality. Application can be made through this Consulate General or the local Governor's office in Turkey with the following documents. it does not mention the rules if you are married and your spouse is Turkish, can any one confirm what happens then?