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
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
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.