In this regard, international private law basically determines which existing legal system will be used on a case-by-case basis. In practice, legal conflicts between the individual states often arise in this regard. With regard to the topic of heirs abroad, the nationality of the testator is in principle decisive for the Turkish International Private Law and Turkish Inheritance Law; then the law applicable to succession is also based.
There are numerous cases of inheritance law with a foreign connection. An inheritance case with a foreign connection can affect foreign inheritance law in a variety of ways. In the past, the following cases with a direct foreign connection were primarily dealt with in German inheritance law :
As a Turkish citizen, the testator has assets abroad;
As a Turkish citizen, the testator has his last place of residence abroad;
As a Turkish citizen, the testator made a death will (will) abroad.
The testator is not a Turkish citizen, but has assets to be inherited in Germany;
The testator is not a Turkish citizen and has drawn up a will that also includes property located in Turkey;