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“The mission of the Turkish Coast Guard Command is  :

to enforce national and international laws and to ensure the safety of life and property within its area of maritime jurisdiction” 

As a law enforcing armed force, Turkish Coast Command is responsible to Ministry of Internal Affairs in terms of assigned duties and operations along the Turkish coastline, in its internal waters such as the Marmara Sea, İstanbul and Çanakkale Straits, seaports, bays, territorial waters, exclusive economic zones, and all maritime areas that are under Turkish sovereignty and control in accordance with the national and international laws. Primary duties assigned by the Law (No: 2692) to the Coast Guard Command, as a law enforcement agency which has responsibility and authority over the sea, are as follows:   

to protect and provide the security in maritime jurisdiction areas of Turkey,
to provide the safety of life and property at sea.
to take necessary measures for untethered mines, explosives and suspicious material identified in the sea and on the coast and report them to the authorities concerned.
to observe and inspect the operating conditions of the aids-to-navigation and report the deficiencies observed to the authorities concerned,
to disarm the refugees entering into our territorial waters and deliver them to the authorities concerned.
to prevent all kinds of smuggling carried out by way of sea.
to prevent the actions of the vessels and sea craft in violation of the laws on radio hygiene, passport, anchoring, mooring, fishing, diving and hoisting the flag.
to inspect the fishing of aquatic products,
to conduct inspections in order to prevent the marine pollution.
to prevent the smuggling on antiquities by conducting inspections on diving activities.
to perform search and rescue missions within the search and rescue area of Turkey, in conformity with the International Search and Rescue Convention and National Search and Rescue Regulations.
to inspect the yacht tourism,
to participate in the operations conducted for the security of homeland under the command of the Naval Forces, when ordered.


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