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Key Facts

Current Title:
Sahil Guvenlik
English Title:
Turkish Coast Guard
First Established:
ICAO Code:


Narrative Summary

Air unit established November 1993 for maritime surveillance duties.

Key Dates

1859    Turkish Coast Guard established.
November 1993    First aircraft received.

Current Status

Coast Guard helicopters and aircraft are maintained by the Navy on behalf of the Coast Guard.

Future Plans

None known.


National Insignia

          Main markingFin Flash
The main marking is displayed in 6 positions (ie above and below each wing, and on each side of the fuselage) on aircraft – but on fuselage sides only on helicopters. The fin flash is displayed on the tailfin. Coast Guard types carry the service title SAHIL GUVENLIK on the fuselage sides.

Aircraft Serial Numbers

Turkish Coast Guard serial numbers consist of the letters TCSG- and a three-, four- or five-digit individual number, e.g. A109 TCSG-520.

Unit/Base Codes

Coding system not used


Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used.

Current Aircraft Inventory

Aircraft Type Total
Role Origin
Agusta A.109A 1 1 Coastal Patrol Italy
Agusta-Bell AB.412EP 14* 14* SAR Italy
CASA CN.235MSA 4 3 Coastal Patrol/SAR local (TAI)

* = on delivery

All-Time Aircraft Used List

Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Retirement Origin
Agusta A.109 1 1999 current Italy
Agusta-Bell AB.206A 3 1992 1998 Jandarma
Agusta-Bell AB.412EP 14* 2002 current Italy
CASA CN.235MSA 4 2001 current Spain
Maule MX-7-235 1 1993 1996 USA

* on delivery.

Aircraft NOT Used

False reports of aircraft on order or in service – none known.


Main Headquarters

Izmir/Adnan Menderes.

Organisational Structure

Coast Guard fixed-wing aircraft are based at NAS Topel, and the helicopters at Izmir/Adnan Menderes.

Current Unit Assignments

Squadron Type Base
  CN.235MSA Topel
  A109, AB412EP Izmir/Adnan Menderes

Historical Unit Assignments

Not applicable.

All-Time Flying Units List

Not applicable.

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

See organisation table above.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

Not applicable.

More Information


To be added


World Air Power Journal No.19 p.30-31


wikipedia: Turkish Coast Guard

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