On the Tax Identification Number General Notice with serial no 4 published on the official gazette number 27588 dated May 22, 2010, it was set forth that foreigners who meet certain conditions are entitled to use tax identification numbers. As per article 8 of the Population Service Law 5490; " (1) Foreigners who obtain a minimum six months residence permit for any purpose in Turkey are registered in the foreigners' registry by the General Directorate. The foreigners who are registered in this registry are obliged to inform the registration offices of all their matters regarding census matters. Diplomatic mission members are exempt from this application..."
As per article 69 of the same law;"(1) The legislations regarding the application of this law are prepared within 180 days by the Ministry and is put into effect by the cabinet council.