Lawyer Burcu Yilmaz in Dalaman

Do you have a deceased with moveable or immovable properties in Turkey? Do not worry, we are experts at inheritance law.

Law on Movable Properties of the Deceased 

The movables in Turkey of a foreign deceased are subject to the foreigner’s own country’s law on inheritance.  So, as an example the judge decides according to English Law for movables in Turkey of an English person. So, English Inheritance Law will be applied for the movables in Turkey of an English person.

Law on Immovable Properties of the Deceased 

According to Turkish law, the immovable assets of a deceased are subject to Turkish Law. And if there is not a will, the spouse and the children are the heirs. The spouse gets 1/4 of the estate if he/she is an heir with the children. If the deceased was a widow, then the inheritance is equally shared in between the children.

If the deceased did not have any children, then the parents of the deceased will inherit the estate. The inheritance rights of descendants will devolve to their own descendants if any of the former is no longer alive when the inheritance takes place. If the spouse is an heir with the parents, he/she gets half of the estate.

Wills

Appointed heirs (legatees) are heirs, expressly and specifically designated by the deceased in a will. The person can dispose of his/her estate at death by a will prepared during his/her lifetime. The testator can choose the heirs and the method of distribution of the estate.

The rights of the statutory heirs are protected by law through reserved portions which are less than legal shares. The spouses, the descendants and parents have reserved portions. This means that even if someone leaves all of his/her property to a stranger, the statutory heirs may still get their reserved portions, if they apply to the court.

Litigation on Inheritance Matters 

Do you believe your inheritance has been inherited by someone else unjustly? 

We can also help you on inheritance disputes in between the heirs.