Carrying out inspections pursuant to Law No 5326 on Misdemeanor, Law No 5809 on Electronic Communication and Law No 2548 on Ship Sanitary.
Fulfilling duties in line with national interests and national policies with respect to the disputed islands, islets, rocks, sea structures and maritime areas.
Conducting inspections regarding Turkish flag pursuant to Law No 2893 Turkish Flag Law and the legal provision of the Law No 6102 on Turkish Trade.
In addition to the duties indicated above The Coast Guard may inspect foreign trade vessels in line with the procedures provided in the international law, in cases of suspected activities of piracy, migrant smuggling, trafficking of human beings and drug smuggling at open seas, and for the prevention of unauthorized transmission at open seas, may engage in international cooperation on the abovementioned matters, coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Coast Guard Command also fulfills any duty arising from national and international law to fight against crimes.
In accordance with the Coast Guard Command Regulation on the Organization, Duties and Powers, ships and boats belonging to Coast Guard have state ship status and air assets have state aircraft status and thus possess the rights and privileges accordingly.Tasks of the aircrafts, helicopters and ships in the Coast Guard’s inventory are planned by Coast Guard considering primarily the demands of local administrators and necessities arising from the duties. Coast Guard’s air and sea assets do not have a certain responsibility area. They perform duty within the whole responsibility area of Coast Guard Command.