KEY ACTIONS PLANNED AND CONDUCTED BY TURKISH COAST GUARD
DATE: 06 April 2016
- Turkish Coast Guard Command conducts bilateral cooperation activities with 16 countries and participates in the multinational forums such as the Border/Coast Guard Authorities of the Black Sea Littoral States Cooperation Forum (BSCF), an initiative launched by Turkey in 2000 with the aim of contributing to the maritime security and navigation safety in the Black Sea; the International Sea Power Symposium (ISS), an organization held since 1969 for the purpose of dealing with the maritime security at global level, common challenges, trends and projections for future; the Mediterranean Coast Guard Function Forum (MedCGFF), an initiative financed by European Union and started in 2009 to serve the aim of strengthening the cooperation among Coast Guard Agencies.
- The Coastal Surveillance Radar System (CSRS) Project aims the surveillance of the Turkish Jurisdiction Areas and assurance of situational awareness at sea. Its first contract was signed in 2013 and it has been foreseen that its first phrase will be completed in 2017 and in 2023 it will be completed totally.
- Within the context of the project “Implementation of the Strategy Document and National Action Plan on Irregular Migration with a Focus on Mixed Migration Flows” which is carried in common by International Organization for Migration, Turkish Coast Guard and Directorate General for Migration Management, Turkish Coast Guard Command staff has been trained on “Mixed Migration and Protection of Vulnerable Groups” in Çanakkale, Mersin, İzmir and Istanbul since 2015.
- Since 2011, the graduates of universities maritime faculties have been recruited as Contracted Officers in Coast Guard Command. Since August 2012, those contracted officers have been recruited for Coast Guard Command Surface Units to serve along with the officers graduating from Coast Guard Branch in the Naval Academy. This application has been continued until 2015. From the year of 2016, it has been planned to start the activities of recruiting coast guard officers from those graduated from the four year universities’ “Marine Engineering”, “Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering”, “Mechanical Engineering” and “Shipbuilding and Ocean Engineering” branches.
- The first term recruitment of contracted engineer branch officers for meeting the needs of Coast Guard Command was started in 2005. In line with the staff needs of Coast Guard Command in 2016 and the upcoming years, the recruitment of engineer branch officers from those graduated from the four year universities’ related fields is ongoing. You may reach information on the recruitment activities of Coast Guard Command at
- The first term recruitment of teacher branch officers from those graduated from the universities’ related fields for the Coast Guard Command’s need of staff in the areas requiring specialization has been started as of 2016. You may reach information on the recruitment activities of Coast Guard Command at
- The first term recruitment of contracted supply branch non-commissioned officers (NCO) began in 2011. In addition to supply branch NCOs, It has been planned to start the activities of recruiting navigation branch NCOs from the graduates of the four year universities’ “Marine Transportation and Management Engineering” field or two year universities’ “Marine Transportation and Management” field as of 2016.
- The first term recruitment of contracted sergeants began in 1996. In line with the needs of Coast Guard Command in 2016 and the upcoming years, the recruitment of contracted sergeants from those graduated at least from elementary school and completed related fields is ongoing. You may reach information on the recruitment activities of Coast Guard Command at
- It has been aimed to recruit officers in the branch of engineering, supply and teacher indiscriminately as male or female and also to recruit contracted supply branch NCOs completely female in accordance with the number of students leaving the Naval NCO School.