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Tapu the Turkish Title Deed

What is a Tapu?

If you're thinking of buying property in Turkey, "TAPU" is crucial. It's the Turkish term for Title Deed, confirming your ownership. TAPU (Short for TAPU SENEDİ) is the Turkish translation for Title Deed.
There are red and blue TAPU's:
A red TAPU is for a commonhold,
A blue TAPU can have different legal meanings:
1. Farmland
2. Building Land
3. Building Land, There is already a house on the plot
A blue TAPU is not common. You get a red TAPU if you buy an apartment in an apartment complex or a house in a project. Most foreigners who buy a house in Turkey will receive a red TAPU.
There are 2 types of red TAPUs:
The first red TAPU is of the type 'Irtifaki Kat'; This type indicates that you legally own the land and the unfinished building.
You receive the second red TAPU at the end of the buying process when you sign the contract at the TAPU office. This TAPU is of the type 'Kat Mülkiyeti' and indicates that you are the legal owner of the land and the finished building.