Turkey’s Coast Guard

Carlo Kuit and Paul Kievit profile the roles and equipment of the Turkish Coast Guard

TURKISH COAST GUARD

A search and rescue exercise involving an AB412EP. The Coast Guard Command Centre in Ankara is responsible for dispatching assets to perform a search and rescue operations.
All photos Carlo Kuit and Paul Kievit

Adnan Menderes International Airport at Izmir is the main hub for the aviation operations of the Sahil Güvenlik Komutanlığı (SGK, or Turkish Coast Guard). Opened in 2001, it is a training and maintenance facility and one of the four mission coordination centres alongside Ankara, Antalya and Samsun.

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