Gendarmerie (Turkey)

Gendarmerie (Turkey)

The Turkish Gendarmerie ( _tr. Jandarma Genel Komutanlığı) is a branch of the Turkish Armed Forces and it is responsible for the maintenance of the public order in areas that fall outside the jurisdiction of police forces (generally in rural areas), as well as assuring internal security and general border control along with carrying out other specific duties assigned to it by certain laws and regulations. It is an armed security and law enforcement force of military nature.

As a part of the Turkish Armed Forces, The General Command of The Gendarmerie is subordinated to The General Staff in matters relating to training and education in connection with the Armed Forces, and to the Ministry of Interior in matters relating to the performance of the safety and public order duties. The Commander of the Gendarmerie is responsible to the Ministry of Interior.

Chief of the Turkish General Staff: General İlker Başbuğ

Commander of the Gendarmerie: General Avni Atila Işık



The structure of Turkish Gendarmerie consists of:
*Internal Security Forces Command
*Border Forces Command
*Training Forces Command
*Gendarmerie Schools Command
*Logistics Command


Main equipment



*tr [ Official Turkish Gendarmerie website]
*en [ Official Turkish Gendarmerie website]
*en [ Official Turkish Armed Forces website]

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External links

* [ Turkish Armed Forces Website]
* [ Turkish Gendarmerie Website]

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