Title Law No. 6458 on 2013 of Foreigners and International Protection

Date of adoption



4 April 2013


Entry into force



April 2014

Text versions English





Official source: Official Gazette No. 28615 dated 11.04.2013



“Law on Foreigners and International Protection” drafted by Ministry of Interior was adopted in General Assembly of the Parliament on 04.04.2013 and dispatched to the President. Law 6458 on Foreigners and International Protection (YUKK) was approved by the President on 10.04.2013 and published in the Official Gazette No. 28615 dated 11.04.2013.

The Law is a fundamental changes in the practice of Turkish migration and asylum law as it repeals the provisions of the Law on Residence and Travel of Aliens in Turkey (Law No. 5683) entirely and the Passport Law (Law No. 5682) partially. In this regard, an entirely new entry and residence regime is established for foreign nationals in Turkey. In addition to these changes, the Law contains a comprehensive section on international protection, which  changes the existing Turkish international protection regime.