Family reunification is governed by Articles 34-35 LFIP. While the law allows refugees and subsidiary protection beneficiaries to be reunited with family members, under preferential conditions compared to other foreigners, conditional refugees are excluded from family reunification altogether. That is also implied by the fact that international protection beneficiaries are not granted a Residence Permit, whereas the law requires the sponsor to have resided in Türkiye for more than one year on a residence permit. Refugees and subsidiary protection holders are expressly exempt from this condition, but conditional refugees are not.
A refugee or beneficiary of subsidiary protection may reunite with the following family members:
- Spouse, whereby only one spouse may benefit from family reunification in the case of polygamous marriages;
- Minor children or minor children of the spouse;
- Dependent children or dependent children of the spouse.
The Türk Kızlay had received 110 requests for family reunification as of December 2022, but only 9 instances have been satisfactorily handled. They also provide family tracing and messaging services. Only 8 of 238 family tracing requests were met, and only 33 of 119 family messaging requests were delivered successfully. Türk Kizilay initiated a fund-raising drive in 2022 to support their family reunification activities.
 Article 34(1) LFIP; Article 30(1)(d) RFIP.
 Article 35(1)(ç) LFIP.
 Article 35(4) LFIP.
 Article 34 LFIP; Article 30 RFIP.
 Article 34(2) LFIP; Article 30(3) RFIP.
 Information provided by a stakeholder, June 2023.