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CJEU Joined Cases C-7/10 and C-9/10 / Judgment

Staatssecretaris van Justitie v Tayfun Kahveci and Osman Inan

Deciding Body type:
Court of Justice of the European Union
Deciding Body:
Court (First Chamber)
Decision date:

Key facts of the case:

References for a preliminary ruling from the Raad van State (Netherlands).
EEC-Turkey Association Agreement – Right of residence – Members of the family of a Turkish worker who has been naturalised – Retention of Turkish nationality – Date of naturalisation.

Outcome of the case:

On those grounds, the Court (First Chamber) hereby rules:

Article 7 of Decision No 1/80 of 19 September 1980 on the development of the Association adopted by the Association Council set up by the Agreement establishing an Association between the European Economic Community and Turkey, must be interpreted as meaning that the members of the family of a Turkish worker duly registered as belonging to the labour force of a Member State can still invoke that provision once that worker has acquired the nationality of the host Member State while retaining his Turkish nationality.