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    Margaret, if the baby was born in Turkey, then the parents had to do basically the same thing that the Cruzes did many years earlier: provide the information required to prove the U.S. citizenship of the parent(s) and to provide proof that this baby was indeed their biological child.

    It is no more or less automatic, in the sense of how many hoops the baby has to jump through.

    The State Department is no doubt quite confident that a  woman named on a birth certificate is indeed the same woman who gave birth to a baby in a U.S. military hospital. So that's good.

    But a baby born in Turkey--even one born in a U.S. military hospital--and a baby born in Calgary are in the same basic position of being U.S. citizens born abroad.

    For both, once you prove the citizenship of the parent(s) and the birth of this baby to them, then in due course you hear back from the State Department that the baby's citizenship has been recognized.

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