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Sahil Güvenlik Komutanlığı - Turkish Coast Guard
Sahil Güvenlik Komutanlığı - Turkish Coast Guard
Published: 2014/08/01
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Greek navy gunship chasing Turkish coastguard threatening Greek fisherman
Greek navy gunship chasing Turkish coastguard threatening Greek fisherman
Published: 2016/04/30
Channel: RT
GREEK VS TURKISH COAST GUARD DOGFIGHT IN THE AEGEAN - 24TH JANUARY 2014
GREEK VS TURKISH COAST GUARD DOGFIGHT IN THE AEGEAN - 24TH JANUARY 2014
Published: 2014/01/26
Channel: AlphaBetaTV
Russian Ship Collides with Turkish Coast Guard Vessel
Russian Ship Collides with Turkish Coast Guard Vessel
Published: 2017/05/13
Channel: GlobalLeaks News
GOPRO - Migrant rescued from almost-fully submerged boat by Turkish coast guard
GOPRO - Migrant rescued from almost-fully submerged boat by Turkish coast guard
Published: 2016/02/10
Channel: Emergency Live
Turkish coastguard appears to strike migrant boat
Turkish coastguard appears to strike migrant boat
Published: 2016/03/18
Channel: Channel 4 News
Turkish Coast Guard provoking & harassing Hellenic Navy.
Turkish Coast Guard provoking & harassing Hellenic Navy.
Published: 2016/05/09
Channel: Aegeanhawk
Turkey coast guard intercepts migrants at sea
Turkey coast guard intercepts migrants at sea
Published: 2016/11/16
Channel: AP Archive
Migrant rescued from almost-fully submerged boat by Turkish coast guard
Migrant rescued from almost-fully submerged boat by Turkish coast guard
Published: 2016/02/09
Channel: The Telegraph
Irregular Migration   Turkish Coast Guard
Irregular Migration Turkish Coast Guard
Published: 2016/01/26
Channel: Turkish Embassy in Athens
Gunboat "Krateos" chasing Turkish coast guard ship out of Greek sea waters
Gunboat "Krateos" chasing Turkish coast guard ship out of Greek sea waters
Published: 2016/04/29
Channel: Waff Waffturkowner
Turkish Coast Guard Rescues A Stranded Greek Coast Guard Boat
Turkish Coast Guard Rescues A Stranded Greek Coast Guard Boat
Published: 2016/01/16
Channel: DutchTurkish
ACTUAL refugees beaten and scared away by Turkish Coast Guard
ACTUAL refugees beaten and scared away by Turkish Coast Guard
Published: 2016/03/12
Channel: Refugees Not Welcome
Illegal migrants rescued by Turkish coast guard in Aegean Sea
Illegal migrants rescued by Turkish coast guard in Aegean Sea
Published: 2015/10/13
Channel: VideoNews
GoPro view of a migrant rescued by Turkish coast guard
GoPro view of a migrant rescued by Turkish coast guard
Published: 2016/02/09
Channel: IN THE NOW
Illegal immigrants rescued by Turkish coast guard
Illegal immigrants rescued by Turkish coast guard
Published: 2015/06/23
Channel: Anadolu Agency
Turkish Coast Guard Attacks Refugee Boat!
Turkish Coast Guard Attacks Refugee Boat!
Published: 2016/03/13
Channel: We2
Turkish Coast Guard TCSG 701 Dost intercept immigrants rubber boat.
Turkish Coast Guard TCSG 701 Dost intercept immigrants rubber boat.
Published: 2017/04/05
Channel: Aegeanhawk
Refugee woman and her baby rescued by coast guards in Izmir
Refugee woman and her baby rescued by coast guards in Izmir
Published: 2015/10/28
Channel: VideoNews
Turkish Coast Guard rescued 40 migrants in Aegean Sea
Turkish Coast Guard rescued 40 migrants in Aegean Sea
Published: 2015/11/03
Channel: VideoNews
Russian Ship Collides with Turkish Coast Guard Vessel
Russian Ship Collides with Turkish Coast Guard Vessel
Published: 2017/05/13
Channel: Viral Video
Greece: Greek navy chases off Turkish Coast Guard harassing Greek fisherman
Greece: Greek navy chases off Turkish Coast Guard harassing Greek fisherman
Published: 2016/04/30
Channel: Ruptly TV
Turkish Coast Guard activity KAAN19 & KAAN33 patrol boats.
Turkish Coast Guard activity KAAN19 & KAAN33 patrol boats.
Published: 2016/05/18
Channel: Aegeanhawk
Turkish coastguard patrols for migrant boats
Turkish coastguard patrols for migrant boats
Published: 2016/11/17
Channel: AP Archive
Romanian coast guard sank a vessel of Turkish poachers in Black Sea
Romanian coast guard sank a vessel of Turkish poachers in Black Sea
Published: 2011/05/30
Channel: Cornel
BREAKING : Russian Coast Guard Force Turkish Ship To Change Course
BREAKING : Russian Coast Guard Force Turkish Ship To Change Course
Published: 2015/12/14
Channel: TNTV Total News T.V
Turkish Coast Guard 2014
Turkish Coast Guard 2014
Published: 2014/11/20
Channel: Haci Productions
Turkey: Russian ship escorted through Bosphorus by Turkish coast guard
Turkey: Russian ship escorted through Bosphorus by Turkish coast guard
Published: 2016/03/09
Channel: Ruptly TV
Turkish Coast Guard rescues 89 migrants
Turkish Coast Guard rescues 89 migrants
Published: 2015/08/22
Channel: Thanh Nien News NewsVietnam.org
Turkish coast guard attacks Refugees
Turkish coast guard attacks Refugees' boat!!!
Published: 2016/03/14
Channel: Unknown Unknown
Refugee crisis: Syrian refugee rescued by Turkish coast guard in Aegean Sea - TomoNews
Refugee crisis: Syrian refugee rescued by Turkish coast guard in Aegean Sea - TomoNews
Published: 2016/02/12
Channel: TomoWorld
Turkish coast guards rescue 336 migrants in a week in Aegean Sea
Turkish coast guards rescue 336 migrants in a week in Aegean Sea
Published: 2015/04/20
Channel: VideoNews
Turkish Coastguard Attack Refugee Boat
Turkish Coastguard Attack Refugee Boat
Published: 2016/03/18
Channel: Xchange
turkish coast guard episode 2
turkish coast guard episode 2
Published: 2007/02/04
Channel: beterbocek1905
Turkey: Turkish coast guards attack refugees boat with sticks
Turkey: Turkish coast guards attack refugees boat with sticks
Published: 2016/03/12
Channel: Ruptly TV
TCSG DOST - Turkish Coast Guard Search And Rescue Ship
TCSG DOST - Turkish Coast Guard Search And Rescue Ship
Published: 2010/06/09
Channel: Savunma Sanayi
Turkish Coast Guard SAR AB-412 EP flying south of Cesme port.
Turkish Coast Guard SAR AB-412 EP flying south of Cesme port.
Published: 2017/04/15
Channel: Aegeanhawk
Turkish Coast Guard Intercepts Syrian Migrants
Turkish Coast Guard Intercepts Syrian Migrants
Published: 2016/03/18
Channel: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Turkish Coast Guard  SAR-35 Patrol Boat
Turkish Coast Guard SAR-35 Patrol Boat
Published: 2011/07/25
Channel: acarbaran
70 refugees rescued by Turkish Coast Guard from dinghy in Aegean sea
70 refugees rescued by Turkish Coast Guard from dinghy in Aegean sea
Published: 2016/03/30
Channel: TRT World
Turkish Coast Guard Abuse!!! 14/09/2015
Turkish Coast Guard Abuse!!! 14/09/2015
Published: 2015/09/15
Channel: Eric Kempson
Turkish coast guard rescues refugees in Izmir
Turkish coast guard rescues refugees in Izmir
Published: 2016/01/21
Channel: VideoNews
Turkish Coast Guard
Turkish Coast Guard
Published: 2016/10/22
Channel: Rick Walsh
Turkish fishermen rescue migrants whose boat was deflated by Greek coast guard
Turkish fishermen rescue migrants whose boat was deflated by Greek coast guard
Published: 2015/08/13
Channel: DAILY SABAH
Turkish ship response to greek coast guard pests
Turkish ship response to greek coast guard pests
Published: 2017/05/06
Channel: Nadir
Stop the boats: Turkish coast guard pound asylum seeker boat in order to turn it back
Stop the boats: Turkish coast guard pound asylum seeker boat in order to turn it back
Published: 2016/03/14
Channel: Qldaah
Hellenic Coast Guard Sa
Hellenic Coast Guard Sa'ar4 intercept Turkish Navy Tuzla class.
Published: 2016/05/01
Channel: Aegeanhawk
Greek coast guard sinks refugee boat carrying 58 in Aegean Sea,Turkish coast guard rescued.
Greek coast guard sinks refugee boat carrying 58 in Aegean Sea,Turkish coast guard rescued.
Published: 2015/11/23
Channel: OYUNCU DÜNYASI
Video: Turkey coast guard comes to rescue of migrants
Video: Turkey coast guard comes to rescue of migrants
Published: 2015/11/06
Channel: CGTN
Media facility with Turkish coastguard in Aegean
Media facility with Turkish coastguard in Aegean
Published: 2016/11/17
Channel: AP Archive
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Coast Guard Command
Sahil Güvenlik Komutanlığı
Seal of the Turkish Coast Guard.png
Seal of the Turkish Coast Guard
(Turkish Armed Forces portal)
Active
  • 27 July 1931 (as the General Command of Customs Guard)
  • 9 July 1982 (as the Coast Guard Command)[1]
Country  Turkey
Type Coast guard
Role Law enforcement, coastal patrol, marine border protection, marine search and rescue.
Size 5,324 employees[2]
14 helicopters
3 airplanes
Part of Ministry of the Interior (in peacetime)
Turkish Armed Forces (in wartime)
Headquarters Ankara
Website sgk.tsk.tr/
Commanders
Commander-in-Chief President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Minister of the Interior Minister Efkan Ala
Chief of the General Staff General Hulusi Akar
Commandant Rear Admiral Hakan Üstem
Insignia
Flag Flag of Turkish Coast Guard Commander.svg
Racing stripe Turkish Coast Guard racing stripe.svg

The Coast Guard Command (Turkish: Sahil Güvenlik Komutanlığı) is the coast guard service branch of the Turkish Armed Forces. During peacetime, the Turkish Coast Guard is under the command of the Ministry of the Interior. However, during emergency and wartime it falls under the command of the Turkish Armed Forces.

The Turkish Coast Guard is organized into four area commands: the Black Sea, the Sea of Marmara, the Aegean Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea.

Organization[edit]

Affiliated with the Guarding Administration (Ottoman Turkish: Muhafaza Memurluğu), the Coast Guard is responsible for controlling the maritime jurisdiction areas and coasts of Turkiye and fighting all kind of illegal action in the responsibility area. Turkish Coast Guard is also the main Search and Rescue Coordination Authority in Turkish SAR Zone.

Strength[edit]

With a personnel strength of about 5,500, the coast guard is responsible for maintaining the security of the coast and territorial waters. The Coast guard is also responsible of search and rescue (SAR) operations, and for protecting the marine environment

Mission[edit]

Coast Guard Command is a security service, established on 9 July 1982 by Act.2692, with the purpose of performing missions such as; providing the security of Turkish coasts, territorial waters and inland waters such as the Marmara Sea, Istanbul and Çanakkale Straits, ports and harbors and exercising such rights and powers where Turkey exercises sovereign rights under the rules of both national and international laws at sea areas which fall outside the scope of the general responsibility of the Turkish Naval Forces and to prevent and pursue all kinds of smuggling activities carried out by way of sea. The missions, Coast Guard Command was charged with by Act. 2692 are:

  • To protect and provide the security of our coasts and territorial waters,
  • 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 so ordered.

Equipment[edit]

Patrol boat of the Turkish Coast Guard.

Surface patrols are carried out by 52 patrol vessels and smaller craft. The most effective of these are 14 search-and-rescue vessels (220 tons) of Turkish design. Smaller 150 ton and 70 ton patrol boats of German design were nearing obsolescence in the mid 1990s. An ambitious construction plan foresaw a major strengthening of the service with eight new vessels of 350 - 400 tons and 48 ships of 180 - 300 tons.

Turkish Coast Guard
Boats[4]
4 Search and Rescue Ship (1700 Ton)
14 80 Class CG Boats (195 Ton)
14 Turkish Type CG Boats (180 Ton)
4 SAR 35 CLASS (210 Ton)
10 SAR 33 CLASS (180 Ton)
13 KAAN 33 CLASS (113 Ton)
9 KAAN 29 CLASS (97 Ton)
1 KAAN 20 CLASS (30 Ton) (17 more in construction )
18 KAAN 15 CLASS (21 Ton)
8 KW 15 CLASS (70 Ton)
12 CG Picket Boats (29 Ton)
n/a CG Control Boats (Rubber Inflatable Boats)
n/a KEGAK (Coastal Safety and Salvage) Teams (Rubber Inflatable Boats)
n/a SAGET (Coast Guard and Safety) Teams (Rubber Inflatable Boats)
Aircraft[5]
3 CASA CN-235
Helicopter[6]
14 Agusta-Bell AB-412

Insignia[edit]

NATO code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student Officer
Turkey Turkey
(Edit)
Generic-Navy-O12.svg Generic-Navy-O11.svg Turkish-Navy-OF8.svg Generic-Navy-O10.svg Generic-Navy-O9.svg Generic-Navy-O7.svg Generic-Navy-O6.svg Generic-Navy-O5.svg Generic-Navy-O3.svg Generic-Navy-O2.svg Generic-Navy-O1.svg POR-Navy-OFD.svg No insignia
Büyükamiral Oramiral Koramiral Tümamiral Tuğamiral Albay Yarbay Binbaşı Yüzbaşı Üsteğmen Teğmen Asteğmen Bahriyeli
NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Turkey Turkey
(Edit)
Navy-TUR-OR-09.svg Navy-TUR-OR-08.svg Navy-TUR-OR-07a.svg Navy-TUR-OR-07b.svg Navy-TUR-OR-06a.svg Navy-TUR-OR-06b.svg TR-Navy-OR5a.svg TR-Armed Forces-OR5b.svg Navy-TUR-OR-05.svg TR-Navy-OR4a.svg TR-Armed Forces-OR4b.svg Navy-TUR-OR-04.svg Navy-ALB-OR-01.svg
Astsubay Kıdemli
Başçavuş
Astsubay
Başçavuş
Astsubay Kıdemli
Üstçavuş
Astsubay
Üstçavuş
Astsubay Kıdemli
Çavuş
Astsubay
Çavuş
Kadelemi Uzman
Çavuş
Uzman
Çavuş
Çavuş Kadelemi Uzman
Onbaşı
Uzman
Onbaşı
Onbaşı Er
  • OF-3 and OF-2 translate to "Head of 1000" and "Head of 100" respectively, while OR-2 translates as "Head of 10".

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ "History of Turkish Coast Guard Command". Turkish Coast Guard Command. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "TSK Mevcut Personel Sayısını Açıkladı" [TSK Accounces It's Active Personnel Numbers] (in Turkish). Aktifhaber. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Türk Silahlı Kuvvetlerinin Barışı Destekleme Harekâtlarına Katkıları". tsk.tr. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Dost Class". Turkishnavy.net. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "CASA CN-235-100M MPA". Turkishnavy.net. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "AB-412 EP". Turkishnavy.net. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 

External links[edit]

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