“According to Turkish sources, the names of candidates for Turkish citizenship have been sent to governorates. Names that pass examination at the governors’ offices will be sent to the National Intelligence Organization (MIT) in Ankara for further examination.
“Initially, citizenship will be granted to 10 thousand Syrians. After vetting for national security concerns, the names of those eligible will be sent to cabinet ministers for final approval. If citizenship is granted on time, these new citizens will be able to vote in the referendum on constitutional changes scheduled for April.”
Translated by Oznur Kaya