Decision Date of Council of Ministers :21.03.1991 No: 91/1179
The Date of the Based Law :10.07.1953 No: 6136
The Date of the Official Gazette Published : 01.06.1991 - No: 20888
PURPOSE, SCOPE AND DEFINITIONS
Purpose and Scope
Article 1 - (Amended O.G.: 29.12.1999 No: 23921) The purpose of this Regulation is the arrangement of procedures and fundamental principles regarding the importation, manufacturing, selling, purchasing, transportation and keeping of the firearms, bullets, knives and the other tools which are particularly manufactured for the purpose of offensive and defensive use within the scope of Law no: 6136 Regarding Firearms, Knives And Other Tools.
This Regulation contains preparation and renewal of licenses, if it requires taking back or cancellation, donation, sales or change of owners by passing inheritance of the guns, the record and registration of the licensed guns, manufacturing, use, and transfer of knife and other tools and the like, determination of the guns which are gift, souvenir or antique, obtaining guns and bullets, permanent or temporary importation of guns, opening and controlling of trap skeet range and gun polygon, opening repair shops for firearms, importation of grooved and non grooved shot guns and sport guns with their parts and their bullets.
Article 2 - In this regulation, the below mentioned terms shall have the following meanings;
a) Law: Law dated 15/07/1953 no: 6136 Regarding Firearms, Knives And Other Tools.
b) Gun: (Amended paragraph: O.G.: 29.12.1999 no: 23921) All type of tools subject to license which can kill, wound or defuse livings from away or close, making ill living organisms, destroys or terminates inorganic,
c) Gift Gun: (Amended Paragraph O.G.: 28.12.1999 no: 23921) In condition that they are properly certificated guns, all types of firearms, non firearms and knives used for the purposes of hunting or sports which are granted as gift by the President of Turkish Republic, Prime Minister and Commander of General Staff or by the presidents of the state or government of the foreign country, members of government, commander of general staff, commander of armed forces or by the authorised presidents of institutions.
d) Souvenir Gun: Firearms and non-firearms determined according to Art.11, sub-article 4 of the Law and the provisional art. 1of 12/11/1990 dated and no: 3684 Law.
e) Firearms: (Amended Paragraph O.G.: 28.12.1999 no: 23921) The guns which can shoot the special shaped and quality materials which are called as bullet core and the buckshot using powder gas or similar type of exploring power and propulsion to the long distances.
f) Pistol: (Amended Paragraph O.G.: 28.12.1999 no: 23921) In condition that it is not full auto, grooved firearms, the barrel length of which, except the cartridge chamber, is no longer than 30 centimeters and all length is no longer than 50 centimeters, which can shoot cannonball, bullet, buckshot or missile, gas or other objects by smoky or smokeless powder or similar type of exploring power and propulsion.
g) Full Auto Gun: Non-grooved firearms, which can shoot when the trigger is pulled or can continuously shoot when the trigger is continuously pulled.
h) Grooved shotgun: (Amended Paragraph O.G.: 28.12.1999 no: 23921) Grooved firearms, the barrel length of which, except the cartridge chamber, is longer than 30 centimeters, long distanced and have boring power, with fixed butt, which does not have the function of full auto and semi-auto and solely used for hunting or shooting.
I) Sport and target Shotguns and Pistols: (Amended Paragraph O.G.: 28.12.1999 no: 23921) The grooved and non grooved shotguns and pistols, the caliber and other qualifications of which are determined in the Regulation of International Shooting Union (U.I.T.), suitable for participating in marksmanship contests and solely used for sporting purposes.
i) Other Offensive and Defensive Tools: Knives and every type of firearms and non firearms, other than the firearms and non firearms which are mentioned in paragraphs (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g) and (h) and manufactured especially for use in offensive and defensive actions.
j) License: The certificates, which shall be granted for carrying and keeping guns according to this Regulation,
k) Carrying License: The certificate arranged on behalf of the persons, who are permitted to carry firearms,
l) Keeping License: The certificate arranged on behalf of the persons, who are permitted to keep firearms,
m) Antique Guns: The firearms, non firearms, knives, sword and other similar tools which are old, valuable, have a definite character, rare, and no more manufactured,
n) Personal Registered Pistols: (Amended Paragraph O.G.: 28.12.1999 no: 23921) The pistols provided by the General Directorate of Public Security and sold to Personnel of Security Services Division and bazaar and neighbourhood watchmen who are employed in center and province units of the General Directorate of Public Security and the pistols sold to officers, petty officers and sergeants who are employed by Turkish Army, for use on their duty, by paying, as personal registered pistols and shall be licensed to them as personal gun after retirement,
o) Identity Cards and Permit For Carrying Gun: The retainer identity cards and the gun carrying permits determining the authorisation of its owner to carry gun which are granted by the Commander of Armed Force, the General Commander of Gendarme and the Commander of Coast Guard, to retained officers, petty officers and sergeants,
ö) Registered Pistol: (Amended Paragraph O.G.: 28.12.1999 no: 23921). The semi auto pistol class which are registered for a corporate, institution, personal place of employment,
p) Ministry: The Ministry of Interior,
r) General Directorate: General Directorate of Public Security
s) Personnel of Public Security Services Division: The personnel in every rank from trainee polices to General Director of Public Security (including this rank) who are employed as the permanent staff in Division of Public Security,
ş) Personnel: The Personnel of Public Security Services Division employed in the center and provinces of General Directorate of Public Security, including the assigned permanent staff of the governor and General Director of Public Security,
t) General Commander: (Annexed paragraph: 9.03.1999-99/12448- Art.1) General Commander of Gendarme,
u) International Institution: (Annexed paragraph: O.G.: 29.12.1999 no: 23921) NATO, UNICEF, European Union, World Bank, United Nations and the similar institutions.
FUNDAMENTALS REGARDING LICENSES
Article 3 - (Amended: O.G.: 29.12.1999 no: 23921) The carrying and keeping licenses shall be valid for five years following the date of confirmation and shall be renewed for once in every five years in condition of payment of renewal charge. The procedures related with the notification shall be started one month before the term is over. The licenses of the guns shall be cancelled and transferred in accordance with the provisions of this regulation in six months following the notice made directly by the police officer or in accordance with the provisions of Notice Law no: 7201, if they are not renewed as the carrying or keeping licenses according to their present condition.
The period of the new license shall start as from the expiration date of the former license. The carrying license, the expiration date of which has expired shall be valid as keeping license until it is renewed.
The record of period shall not be required on the licenses of President, Prime Minister, The Chief of the General Staff, Members of Government, Members of Turkish Grand National Assembly, the Commanders of Armed Forces, General Commander of Gendarme, The General Secretary of Presidency, the Under-secretariats of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and Prime-ministry, Defense Industry Under-secretariat, the General Director of Public Security, The Commander of Coast Guard and the persons who are employed in such positions as principal persons.
The carrying license of the other public officials who are in the scope of the paragraphs (2) and (3) of the first sub-article of Art. 7 of the Law and determined in Art. 8 of this regulation shall be valid as from the date they are granted throughout the duration of the employment. The situation of their employment that is subject to license shall be controlled for once in five years.
The gun carrying and keeping licenses, which are granted to the retired public officials who are in the scope of the paragraph (4) of the first sub-article of Art. 7 of the Law and the gun keeping licenses granted to the public officials who are determined in the 4th sub-article of the same Art. shall not be subject to the record of period. However, the issue whether these persons have the conditions of carrying and keeping gun license shall be controlled for once in five years.
For the records, certificates and licenses which authorises the persons to carry and keep the firearms, determined in the scope of the paragraphs (1), (2), (3) and (4) of the first sub-article of Art. 7 of the Law, charges shall not be applied.
For the local and foreign origin bullets of the licensed guns, another license shall not be required. However, the authorised people may require proving of the foreign bullets to be provided by legal ways.
For the purpose of controlling the public officials who do not document their employment status at the end of five years notice period and controlling the retired public officers for determining whether they meet the conditions for carrying and keeping gun who are mentioned in the fourth and fifth sub-articles of this Art, notice shall be done and documentation of their final status shall be required.
Granting Keeping License
Article 4 - (Amended: O.G.: 29.12.1999 no: 23921) Every Turkish citizen at the age of twenty-one and does not have an obstructive situation to have gun license, shall have right to purchase gun for the purpose of keeping. The persons, who want to take gun license, shall apply to the Governorship of the place where they reside with the Gun License Requisition Form in (Annex-1)
The keeping license can be arranged in two types as keeping in residence or workplace. The transfer of the carrying licensed guns from a place to another for urgent cases, including the shooting polygons, shall be required the Gun Transfer Certificate in (Annex-2) which shall be granted by the senior territorial governor of the residence. The gun shall not be taken out of this territory in the determined date and the place. Vehicles shall not be accepted as residence or workplace.
In case of changes in the addresses of the residences and the workplaces, persons, who have gun with keeping license shall inform the new addresses to the territorial governor, who granted the keeping licenses and request for the gun transfer certificate and registration of the new addresses on the records and license. In case the new address in which the licensed gun shall be kept is in another territory, the file of the keeping gun shall be transferred to the territorial governor of the new address. The new gun keeping license shall be arranged by the transferred territorial governor without collection of new charges.
Gun Carrying License
Article 5 - The gun carrying license shall always be valid in every place and except the places determined in Annex-1 of the Law, free of the place where it is granted.
If it is required by the people who have more than one gun and whose situation is appropriate for carrying gun, gun carrying licenses shall be granted for every gun in condition payment of charge for every gun.
The registered guns may be carried by one or more authorised personnel of the institution.
Fundamentals Regarding Gun Carrying Licenses To Be Granted To Public Officers
Article 6 - (Amended: 13.01.1992 - 92/2635 K.) The personal guns of public officials who are permitted to carry gun every time and everywhere in accordance with their private law, shall be licensed individually if they require and license charges shall not be applicable to them.
(Amended sub-article: O.G.: 29.12.1999 no: 23921) ''The personal guns acquired in accordance with the provisions of law, by the persons who are authorised to carry guns every time and in everywhere in accordance with the provisions of law, which are in the scope of sub-articles (1), (2), (3) and (4) of 7th Art. of Law shall be registered to the identity cards. If there is no section for gun registration in the identity card, for personal guns, gun carrying license shall be arranged free of charge. The identity cards on which the gun is registered shall be accepted as gun carrying license.''
Granting Gun Carrying License For Safety Of Life
Article 7 - (Amended sub-article: O.G.: 29.12.1999 no: 23921) Governors may grant gun carrying license to the following persons:
a) The Turkish citizens and in on condition that there is reciprocity, the foreign people, who are not in the scope of 8th and 9th articles of the Regulation, however there is high probability that they shall face serious and external danger on their safety of life because of their business, social and economical statute or economical, cultural, and professional activities or regarding the time and place they are in,
b) The wives, children, mother and father of the martyr public officers, public guards, the members of the Turkish Army, privates and non commissioned officers,
c) By the consent of the Ministry, if it is requested, gun carrying license may be granted to the persons who surrenders according to the 3216 numbered Law rescinding ''3419 no. Law regarding Provisions Applicable to Some Offenders'' or helps to the public security officers. Those licenses may be cancelled without consideration of validity of period if it requires or the conditions, which caused it to be granted are not existing any more,
By taking into consideration of the requests, for the persons who are determined in (a) paragraph of first sub-article, who have more than one gun, gun carrying license shall be granted only for one gun. However, gun carrying licenses of the persons who have guns with more than one gun carrying license shall be converted into gun keeping license at the end of their period.
The Public Officers To Be Granted Gun Carrying License
Article 8 - (Amended sub-article: O.G.: 29.12.1999 no: 23921) According to the provisions of paragraphs (1), (2) and (3) of 7th Art. of the Law, the public officers to be granted gun carrying and keeping licenses by the governors:
a) (Amended Paragraph: 26.06.1997 - 97/9510 K.)
1. President, Prime Minister, Ministries, the members of legislative organ and the persons employed in those positions.
2. Governors and other employees, who are employed in center and provinces of the Ministry of the provincial administration governorship division.
3. Judge, public prosecutor, head of public prosecutor and the persons accepted to be working in this profession.
4. The public officers who are authorised to carry gun according to their private law.
b) (Amended Paragraph: 30.01.1992 - 92/2635) from the persons who are authorised to act as public security officers;
1. The chief executives of villages and neighborhoods (for the personal guns which are registered or will be bought)
2. Captains of the overseas merchant ships who are granted the authorisations mentioned in article 1467 of 6761 no. Turkish Commercial Code. (They can carry guns registered for the period of their employment)
c) From the persons who are employed in the defense, maintenance, and repair professions by the institutions of state, municipality, private administration and state economic enterprises,
1. To the guards employed by institutions in which there is no security system.(In condition not to carry outside of the place of employment, they can carry their registered guns during their employment period)
2. The persons employed in control, maintenance and repair of the high voltage electric energy (They can carry registered guns during their employment out of inhabited places.)
3. The persons who are employed as High Engineer, engineer, architecture, expert, technician, line care service person, driver deliverer, guard, inter city mobile public officer and postman for the construction, operation, maintenance and keeping of radio link, wireless, base station, kuranportor, air telephone lines, switchboard, construction sites and similar facilities of post and telecommunication and repair of the building and roads these facilities of General Directorate of PTT (They can carry registered guns during their employment out of inhabited places.)
4. The persons, who are employed as senior technician and technicians in the radio, television transmission stations, radio link stations and energy transfer lines of TRT, General Directorate and senior engineer, engineer, expert, senior technician, chief technician, and technicians who are employed for maintenance, repair and keeping of these facilities (They can carry registered guns during their employment out of inhabited places.)
5. The senior technician, chief technician, and technicians who are employed in base stations of the General Directorate and the senior engineer, engineer, expert, senior technician, chief technician, and technicians who are employed for maintenance, repair and keeping of the facilities. (They can carry registered guns during their employment out of inhabited places.)
6. The employees of the banks not having a private security organisation, who transfers huge amount of monies. (They can carry registered guns during the transfer of huge amount of money)
7. The technical personnel employed in assisting air traffic equipment stations such as VOR-NDB-DME, and Rd/link-Rd/FAR of General Directorate of State Landing Field (They can carry registered guns during their employment out of inhabited places.)
8. (Amended Sub-Paragraph: 16.11.1992 - 92/3721 K.) The first and second directors of the prison who are authorised to use gun according to 8th Art. of the 14/6/1930 dated and 1721 no. Law.
9. (Amended Sub-Paragraph: 16.11.1992 - 92/3721 K.)The official guards who are employed for protecting the courthouses and prisons of the Ministry of Justice which are in the provinces and service vehicle drivers (They can carry registered guns during their employment at their workplaces.
10. (Amended Sub-Paragraph: 16.11.1992 - 92/3721 K.) Execution protection head officers and officers.(They can carry registered guns or personal guns out of prisons.)
11. (Amended Sub-Paragraph: 16.11.1992 - 92/3721 K.)The service vehicle drivers, who are employed by the center division of the Ministry and approved by their Ministry. (They can carry registered guns during their employment and in the place of employment
12. (Amended Sub-Paragraph: 16.11.1992 - 92/3721 K. Abolished: 30.6.1994 - 94/5825 K.)
13. (Additional Sub-paragraph: O.G.: 29.12.1999 no: 23921) On condition that they carry registered guns during their employment, the machinist, chief and brakeman who travel to East and South East Anatolian Regions by the trains of Turkish Railways.
14. (Additional Sub-paragraph: O.G.: 29.12.1999 no: 23921) On condition that they carry registered guns during their employment, the permanent personnel of General Directorate of Youth and Sports who are in charge of transfer, keeping and distribution of the marksmanship equipment
d) From the money possessors to;
1. (Amended Sub-Paragraph: 16.11.1992 - 92/3721 K.) The execution officers and the vice officers who are assigned according to the Execution and Bankruptcy Act dated 9.6.1932 and 2004 no. and the persons who are employed for the same profession at same places according to the 1st Art. of the same Act. (They can carry registered guns or, if there is, personal guns for the period of their official employment)
2. Teller (They can carry registered guns during their employment and in their place of employment)
3. Collector (They can carry registered guns during their actual employment)
e) (Amended Paragraph 13.1.1992 - 92/2635 K.) From the persons who are employed for a specific profession to;
1. (Amended Paragraph: O.G.: 29.12.1999 no: 23921) The General Secretariat of Presidency, the General Secretariat of TBMM or the public officers employed in this position,
2. (Amended Paragraph: O.G.: 29.12.1999 no: 23921) The president and members of the supreme Council of Public Accounts, under-secretary, including Prime Ministry and State Ministries the head officers of the institutions directly affiliated with ministries and vice under-secretary, General Manager, the Secretary of Board of Ministries and the public officers employed in this position,
3. (Amended Paragraph: O.G.: 29.12.1999 no: 23921) The Presidency of TBMM, Prime Ministry, and private assistants of General Assistant of Presidency
4. (Amended Paragraph: O.G.: 29.12.1999 no: 23921) Head inspector, inspector, assistant inspector, head reporter, reporter, prosecutor, assistant prosecutor, auditors and auditor assistants of the Supreme Council of Public Accounts, whose main duties and positions are on inspection and audit at the public institutions and State Economic Enterprises, which are in Presidency, Prime Ministry, Ministries, Under-secretaries and central administration.
5. (Amended Paragraph: 16.11.1992 - 92/3721 K.) The persons who were employed as Ambassador, permanent representative, assistant permanent representative, head consulate, assistant head consulate, consulate and assistant of consulate and still working for Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
6. The chairman, members and assistants of general managers of the board of directors of the state economic enterprises of which more than half of the capital belongs to the State,
7. Highway Regional Managers, assistant regional managers and chief of branch offices, ( They can carry registered guns and, if there is, personal guns during their employment)
8. (Amended sub-paragraph: 26.6.1997 - 97/9510 K.) The president of Supreme Board of Radio and Television, assistant of the president and members,
9. (Amended sub-paragraph: 26.6.1997 - 97/9510 K.)Mayor and member of General Council of City,
10. (Amended sub-paragraph: 26.6.1997 - 97/9510 K.) Personnel other than permanent personnel of the security services of the General Directorate of Security,
11. (Amended sub-paragraph: 26.6.1997 - 97/9510 K.) The assistant general managers, presidents and public office presidents who are employed in center positions of Ministry of Internal Affairs,
12. (Additional Sub-Paragraph: O.G. 29.12.1999 no: 23921) In condition they carry registered guns for the period of their employment, permanent fiscal officials and county fiscal offices,
13. (Additional Sub-Paragraph: O.G. 29.12.1999 no: 23921) In condition they carry registered guns for the period of their employment, district managers and province directors of General Directorate of Village Services, and permanent technical personnel in the district and province directorates of the same General Directorate, who are working as controllers in the field.
(Amended Sub-Article: 13.1.1992 - 92/2635 K.) From the persons mentioned in paragraph (a) of the first sub-article and sub-paragraphs (1), (2) and (3) of paragraph (e) who also have authorisation to keep gun, shall keep those guns without necessity of any procedures and charges.
(Amended Sub-Article: O.G. 29.12.1999 no: 23921) For the employers mentioned in paragraph (b) of the first sub-article and no (9) sub-article of paragraph (e), the condition to be employed by elimination is required in accordance with the provisions of ''2972 no. Act Regarding Election of Board of Alderman and Village Public Officers)
The Other Profession Groups To Be Granted Gun Carrying Licenses
Article 9 - (Amended: 13.1.1992 - 92/2635 K.) The Governors may grant gun carrying license to the following persons, with the condition of determination of appropriateness of the situation of those persons according to this Regulation.
a) (Abolished: 26.06.1997 - 97/9510 K.)
b) The Turkish Citizens who are residents in our country and work as honorary representative of an other country, is not an employer of Foreign Affairs and this employment is confirmed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in writing,
c) The press members who has yellow press card,
d) (Amended Paragraph: O.G. 29.12.1999 no: 23921) The jewelers, manufacturing persons working on gold and silver and the whole seller, in condition they work as partnership or corporation, to maximum two of the responsible partners.
e) (Amended Paragraph: O.G. 29.12.1999 no: 23921) The business place employers, who have license of purchasing and sales of explosives, the owners of explosive stores, the owners of non grooved shot guns manufacture shops, the owners of the licensed gun repair shops, with the condition of carrying registered guns at their workplaces and during their employment period, the owner of security certificate, who are in charge of carrying explosives and accessories, in accordance with the provisions of 14.8.1987 dated and 87/12028 no. ''Statute Regarding Methods and Fundamentals of Manufacturing, Importation, Transportation, Keeping, Storing, Sales, Consuming, Destroying and Auditing of Explosives, Hunting Equipment and Similar Equipment Which Are Kept Out Of Monopoly'' which is executed by the Decision of Council of Ministers,
f) (Amended Paragraph: O.G. 29.12.1999 no: 23921) The General Managers of the banks, assistant general managers, district managers and the managers of branches who are defined in 4389 no. Banking Law,
g) The pilots who are employed for carrying monies and passenger and having Airways Transfer Pilot License,
h) (Amended Paragraph: O.G. 29.12.1999 no: 23921) The real person merchandisers who have reached an annual sales amount which is determined by the Ministry, the chairman, members of board of directors and general manager and assistant general manager of capital corporations, Agricultural Sales Co-operatives, Central Association of Turkish Agricultural Credit Co-operatives,
i) In condition the opinion of Ministry of Agriculture and Village Works by the Ministry, according to the norms determined as regions, the landowner who cultivates his land in person and continuously which is huge that can be considered as agricultural business enterprise and far from inhabited places,
j) With the condition of the opinion of Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Village Affairs according to the norms determined, owning animals in am amount that can be considered as a herd, who lives by the income received solely from the livestock production and the herd owners who have to go to plateau and pastures summer-winter for his employment,
k) (Amended: 16.11.1992 - 92/3721 K.) The Contractors who are occupying with building, facilities, construction and big repair works (Maximum to two responsible shareholders if there is a partnership or a corporation)
l) (Amended: 16.11.1992 - 92/3721 K.) The owners of the fuel oil stations, if the owner is at the station, (Maximum to two responsible shareholders if there is a partnership or a corporation)
m) The sellers who sell fuel oils in on behalf of the owners of the fuel oil stations (With the condition of carrying gun at workplace and during the employment)
n) (Amended: 16.11.1992 - 92/3721 K.) The employers, who employ more than 50 insured employees and actually and personally occupying with this business, guards, tellers and paymasters, (If there is a partnership or a corporation, maximum to two responsible shareholders, the employers may carry their personal guns every time and in every where; guards, tellers and paymasters employers may carry registered guns at workplace and during the period of employment.)
o) (Amended Paragraph: O.G. 29.12.1999 no: 23921) If there is a partnership or a corporation, with the condition of giving maximum to two responsible shareholders, the owners of shooting polygon and with the condition of carrying registered guns in the place of employment and during the period of employment, to the guards, who are in charge of guarding the shooting polygon,
p) The guards who are in charge of protecting the antiques and monuments which are in the possession of real persons or legal entities and registered according to 8th Art. of the 25/4/1973 dated and "1710 no. Law of Historical Arts" (They can carry registered guns in the place of employment and during the period of employment.)
q) The producers who occupy with itinerant bee keeping with 100 scientific beehives out of inhabited places,
r) The guards who are in charge of protection of explosive stores which are constructed after getting permission in accordance with the provisions of 9/5/1955 dated and 6551 no. Law (They can carry registered guns in the place of employment and during the period of employment.)
s) (Amended: 16.11.1992 - 92/3721 K.)The officers, petty officers and expert gendarme sergeants, who were resigned by their intention or accepted to be resigned from Turkish Army and persons who were employed as governor, assistant governor, head official of district, civil service inspector, judge, head public prosecutor, in the positions of Security Services Class and services of National Intelligence Organisation and acquired the statute of principle public officer and resigned from these institutions for reasons other than discharge or similar reasons,
t) (Amended: 16.11.1992 - 92/3721 K.) Maximum two responsible shareholders of the company of the institutions, which have certificate of activity from Under secretariat of Treasury and Foreign Trade and have authorisation to make procedures related with foreign exchange, (If the company has a branch, the person who is authorised by the company and employed actually in this branch.)
u) (Amended: 16.11.1992 - 92/3721 K.) The lawyers registered to the Bars, the notaries who are performing notary services according to the provisions of 1512 no. Notary Law,
v) (Amended Paragraph: O.G. 29.12.1999 no: 23921) The chairman of Board of directors and members of the unions, federations, confederations of the professional institutions, in quality of public institutions, which are established by Law and chairman of Board of directors and members of the chamber of trade and industry, chambers of trade, chambers of industry, chambers of maritime trade, chambers of agriculture and trade stock exchange,
w) (Amended Paragraph: O.G. 29.12.1999 no: 23921) The persons who are employed as county or village executive officer at least for one period, except the persons who have been discharged after investigation,
x) (Amended Paragraph: O.G. 29.12.1999 no: 23921) The persons who were employed as mayor or member of general Assembly of Province at least for one period, except the persons who were discharged as a result of final judgment decision.
(Amended Paragraph: O.G. 29.12.1999 no: 23921) The persons mentioned in paragraphs (u) and (ü) of the first sub-article, the condition to be elected and employed those positions, in accordance with the provisions of "The Law regarding Election of Provincial Administrations, County Executive Officers and Board Of Alderman"
The Retired Public Officers To Be Granted Gun Carrying License, The Documents Required For Gun License And The Conditions Which Prevents Granting of License
Retired Public Officers
Article 10 - The institution letter stating the situation of the following retired public officers is required as an addition to "The Request Form For Gun License" except the cases which are mentioned in sub-paragraphs (A) and (B) of paragraph (4) of 7th Art. of the Law;
a) (Amended Paragraph: 13.1.1992 - 92/2635 K.) The employers in the Administration of Civil Services such as the governor, assistant of governor, head official of district, sub-district directors and civil services inspector, head of public office or branch directors,
b) Judges, prosecutors and the presidents and members of Supreme Council of Public Accounts,
c) (Amended Paragraph: 16.11.1992 - 92/3721 K.) Head ambassador, ambassador, permanent representative, assistant permanent representative, first under-secretary, under-secretary, chief clerk, second clerk, third clerk, head consulate, assistant consulate, consulates,
d) The governors, assistant governors, judges and prosecutors who resign or transfer to an other institution after completion half of his employment period that is required for retirement.
e) The National Intelligence Organisation members and personnel of the positions of the security services (Additional Paragraph: 28.1.1994 - 94/5297 K.) These persons can carry their personal guns in condition to register the qualifications of their personal gun on their identity cards during severing their connection with the institution. These identity cards shall replace the gun licenses.
f) Bazaar and neighbourhood guards,
g) According to 77th Art. of 31/8/1956 dated and 6831 no. Forest Law, the chief of forest region and forest protection public officers who carry registered guns during their employment, (They can carry their personal guns or their own guns provided by legal ways after they retire.)
h) Carrying gun licenses for personal guns and other purchased guns may be granted to the persons who retired according to 2898 no. Law which amends 5434 no. Retirement Fund Law, excluding the persons mentioned in paragraph (f) on condition that they apply to the governorship of the place where they reside.
i) (Additional Paragraph: 2.4.1997 - 97/9510 K.) Chief administrators and public officers who are authorised to carry registered guns according to their private law.
Retired Officers and Petty Officers
Article 11 - Excluding the persons who are expulsed or discharged from Turkish Army as a result of court decision or conviction decision, the persons who is reduced to a lower grade and the persons who are discharged for undisciplined and non ethic acts according to the paragraph (c) of Art. 50 of Turkish Army Personal Law and the persons who are retired according to the 2nd Art. of Martial Law dated 13.05.1971 and 1402 no., gun carrying and gun keeping licenses shall be granted to the retired officers and retired petty officers by their Commanderate of Armed Forces; to gendarmes, officers, petty officers and expert sergeant gendarmes by the General Commanderate of Gendarme, officers and petty officers of the Coastal Security Commandership by the Coastal Security Commanderate.
The officers and petty officers and expert sergeant gendarmes, who are authorised to buy and carry personal guns, shall register their personal guns to their retired identity card at the time they are retired from Turkish Army.
Commanderate of Armed Forces, General Commanderate of Gendarme and Coastal Security Commanderate of whom the retiring persons are members, shall register the gun which they shall give carrying permission the gun or among the guns which are registered on behalf of this person. Keeping certificate shall be arranged for the guns to be granted keeping permission. In case of registration of carrying situation, the date of validity shall be determined.
The information on the identity cards of retired officers, petty officers and expert sergeant gendarmes shall give permission to the related person to carrying and keeping guns. For determination of permission of carrying and keeping guns, the request of the retired person shall be taken basis.
Commanderate of Armed Forces, General Commanderate of Gendarme and Coastal Security Commanderate shall inform the General Directorate about the permission of carrying and keeping guns on the basis mentioned above in lists.
Permission of Purchasing Gun
Article 12 - The permission for purchasing guns may be granted to the officers, petty officers and expert sergeant gendarmes, that retired without having personal guns during their employment in condition they apply to their Commanderate of Armed Forces; for gendarmes, officers, petty officers and expert sergeant gendarmes to the General Commanderate of Gendarme, for officers and petty officers of the Coastal Security Commanderate to the Coastal Security Commanderate with the document stating that there is not any objection of owing gun from the Ministry, in condition they provide the following documents:
a) Health report from garrison doctor of the domicile, if none, from government doctor indicating that there is not any restriction of carrying gun,
b) Certificate of domicile,
c) Criminal record from public prosecutor and a petition to be added to their retirement identity card.
The provisions of Art. 11 shall apply to the officers, petty officers and expert sergeant gendarmes who purchased gun according to this Art.
Article 13 - If the officers, petty officers and expert sergeant gendarmes who are authorised to carrying and keeping guns, requests to purchase bullets, they are required to apply to the head recruiting office of the place where they live and get permission. The bullets shall be provided from shops of the public institution or licensed head sellers or sellers which are selling products of this institution. The persons who have right shall personally apply to the seller institutions and submit their identity cards and certificates documenting their authorisation.
Record And Registration Of Guns
Article 14 - (Amended Sub-Article: O.G.: 9.3.1999 no: 23634) In accordance with provisions of this Regulation, the guns and its owners, who are permitted to carrying and keeping guns are registered to a list by Commanderate of Armed Forces, General Commanderate of Gendarme and Coastal Security Commanderate and informed to Ministry of Presidency of General Information Collection.
This registered information shall be basis for investigation to be executed by the public security officers in case of transfer or sales of the gun, transfer by inheritance or being lost.
Documents Required For Gun License
Article 15 - (Amended O.G.: 29.12.1999 no: 23921) The health report stating that there is not any physiological, neurological and physical objection for carrying and keeping guns and document for record of previous convictions and other documents determined by the Ministry shall be required from the persons who wants to have gun keeping and carrying licenses.
The Conditions Which Prevents Of Granting Gun License
Article 16 - (Amended: 26.06.1997 - 97/9510 K.) The persons mentioned below shall not be granted permission of carrying and keeping firearms and bullets. The granted licenses shall be cancelled.
a) The persons who are convicted by crimes committed by firearms,
b) The persons who commit crimes with their guns or as a result of fault or negligence of keeping their guns cause other persons to commit crimes, cause other persons to commit suicide or attempt to suicide and for those reasons, punished by fine or sentenced to prison.
c) Although public prosecution do not be filed against for reason of application Art. 119 of Turkish Criminal Code, persons who fire arms in or near an inhabited place or on a public road or towards a public road and the persons who are convicted for one of those offences,
d) The persons who are convicted for negligent offences, which is restricting freedom more than one year and the persons who are convicted for infamous crimes such as offence embezzlement, peculation, extortion, bribe, theft, swindling, counter feasance, breach of trust, deceit bankruptcy and every kind of smuggling, money laundering, non existing exportation, the offences committed by electronic tools and devices, fraudulent act rendering public bids, sales and purchase invalid, disclosing governmental secrets, participating in ideological, anarchical and similar widespread violent movements and provocation and instigation those offences,
e) The persons who are convicted by punishment of imprisonment or heavy imprisonment and/or heavy fine for the offences convicted in various times or different type of offences which are more than two, excluding negligent offences,
f) The persons who are convicted for producing, importing, exporting drugs and opium without license or in violating license or attempt to those acts, selling, keeping, transferring to other persons or taking over, transporting and delivering, to be intermediary to its sale and purchase, transfer and maintenance of it in every condition,
g) The persons convicted for giving licensed gun to other persons even if for a temporary period,
h) The persons convicted for offences restricting freedom more than 6 months according to 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th Art. of the Law,
i) The license owners who do not inform the situation to the related authority in six months although the reason of granting licenses does not exist any more,
j) The persons carrying firearms in the places where carrying firearms is prohibited by Annex-1 of the Law
k) The persons who use guns which are registered on behalf of General Directorate of Youth and Sports,
l) The officers and petty officers who are expulsed or discharged from Turkish Army as a result of court decision or conviction decision, the persons who is reduced to a lower grade and the persons who are discharged for undisciplined and non ethic acts according to the paragraph (c) of Art. 50 of 926 no. Law or persons who are retired according to the 2nd Art. of Law no: 1402 and the persons who are discharged from profession or position of public officer by the decision of discipline boards or courts or the persons who are discharged from position of public officer as a result of conviction decision or the persons who are retired according to registry or according to 2nd Art. of 1402 no. Law,
m) Prodigals and the persons prohibited from public services,
n) Mental patients or the persons who have physiological and neurological illnesses,
o) The persons under age 21
p) (Additional Paragraph: O.G.: 29.12.1999 no: 23921) The persons convicted by offence opposing to 6831 no. Forrest Law which is restricting freedom more than 6 months,
(Amended Sub-Article: O.G.: 29.12.1999 no: 23921) The persons, who are in the scope of paragraphs (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g), (h), (ı), (i) and (o) of the above mentioned sub-article, even if they are under amnesty or removal of the conviction with all of its results or deleted from judicial records upon decision of courts, shall not be granted gun and bullet carrying and keeping permission for any reason. This provision shall not be applied for persons who are convicted for an offence, which is left out of offences according to 2nd Art. of Turkish Criminal Law. The gun carrying licenses of the persons who are in the scope of paragraph (j) of the first sub-article shall be converted into gun keeping license and shall not be granted gun carrying license again.
(Additional Sub-Article: O.G.: 29.12.1999 no: 23921)The procedures of licensing and renewal of the persons, the judgment of whom continues for the acts in the scope of this Art. shall be stopped suspended until the decision of the court is finalised. Until the end of the judgment period, the gun shall be entrusted to the related unit.
The conviction mentioned in this Art. is the final conviction.
In the application of provisions of this Art., the punishments restricting personal liberty shall be taken as basis even if the punishments restricting personal liberty is converted into fines.
The Lost Of Right For Carrying And Keeping Guns, Death, The Guns Abandoned In The Customs And The Documents Considered As Invalid
The Lost Of Right For Carrying And Keeping Guns
Article 17 - Amended: O.G.: 29.12.1999 no: 23921) The requests of new license of the persons who were granted license of carrying and keeping gun but then lost the conditions of carrying and keeping gun as a result of being in statutes mentioned in Art. 16 shall not be accepted and the previous license shall be cancelled and the gun shall be detained. These guns may be transferred to persons, who have right to purchase guns by the request of the owner in six months following the date of detainment. The guns which cannot be transferred within the above mentioned period shall be transferred to judicial authorities for related procedures according to the related laws,
The above mentioned provision of the sub-article shall apply for the guns, the licenses of which are cancelled according to the 3rd Art. first sub-article of the Regulation.
The Procedures To Be Applied In Case Of Death
Article 18 - In case of death of the persons who have carrying or keeping license, the transfer of the gun shall be realised to one of the heirs who does not have any legal objections by the confirmation of all of the heirs. In case of dispute between the heirs, the governor may grant temporary license to one of the heirs until the final court decision on this subject.
The Guns Abandoned In The Customs
Article 19 - The Ministry shall determine the procedure of selling of the guns, its part and details abandoned in the Customs according to 19/7/1972 dated, "1615 no. Customs Law"
The Documents Considered As Invalid
Article 20 - It is obligatory for the officers to control qualifications and numbers of the guns during execution of procedures of renewal record and registration or registration on identity cards of licenses.
During execution of procedures of investigation, audit or renewal, record and registration or registration on identity cards of licenses, if it is determined that the gun, license or the registration process is contrary to the regulations, the license or the registration process shall be considered as invalid by the Ministry. Necessary procedures shall apply to the gun and the related person by the governor after notice of the situation to the governorship by the Ministry. An expert report may be required for the related gun during the procedures if it is required.
(Amended Sub-Article: O.G.: 9.3.1999 no: 23634) Disputes and hesitations on the license procedures in provinces shall be resolved by the Ministry after the opinions of General Directorate and General Commanderate are received.
THE TRANSFER OF LICENSED GUNS AND PURCHASING GUNS AND BULLETS
The Transfer Of Licensed Guns
Article 21 - Excluding the guns mentioned in paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of 4th sub-article of Art. 11 of the Law, the persons who have gun carrying or keeping licenses may transfer their guns, the qualifications of which are written on their licenses to the persons, who may be granted gun carrying or keeping licenses according to the provisions of this Regulation by the way of sales or donation or may donate to Turkish Army or General Directorate.
(Additional Sub-Article: O.G.: 19.12.1999 no: 23921) For transfer of a licensed gun to another person, it should have been determined that the transferee shall not have a situation of objection. The notary shall prepare the agreement arranging the transfer of the gun. The gun and the bullets shall not be transferred to the transferee before the arrangement of license.
The Purchase of Gun, Record and Registration
Article 22 - (Amended: O.G.: 19.12.1999 no: 23921)"The Certificate of Authorisation of Purchasing Gun" in (Annex-4) shall be submitted to the persons, who wants to purchase bullets and guns for carrying and keeping, in condition the persons apply to the governor of the province where they live and the officers, petty officers and expert gendarme sergeants and the retired ones apply to General Commanderate. One copy the two copies of this certificate shall be sent to the public institution, which shall execute sales procedures. The other copy shall be kept in the file at the General Commanderate or at the province. The validity period of this certificate is one year as from the date of arrangement. Using this certificate, guns and bullets may be purchased from the public institution which is authorised to sell guns by the owner of the gun. However, the persons mentioned in sub-paragraphs (1), (2) and (5) of the paragraph (a) and (e) of the sub-article of 8th Art of the Regulation, may authorise public officers to purchase guns and bullets, who are mentioned under the same paragraphs and sub-paragraphs using the power of attorney arranged by the notary. The invoice of the purchased gun and the bullets shall be accepted as certificate of origin and shall be valid for sixty days following its arrangement date.
The application period shall be indicated both on the certificate of authorisation of purchasing gun and invoice and this indication shall be accepted as notification. The owner of the gun should apply to the unit with his gun, which executes license procedures. The written information on the license related to the gun shall be registered to the license after performing necessary investigation. Judicial procedure shall be started against the persons who do not apply in the mentioned time.
For the persons who have acquired confiscated, out of standard and similar guns which are accepted by Law other than the procedure mentioned above, the provisions mentioned in the first sub-article shall apply.
The information related to the persons, the gun, bullets and license purchased from and granted by the authorised institution of whom is cancelled and the persons, the applications of whom are not accepted, shall be registered to the Computer Gun Registry Form in Annex-3 by the governors and shall be registered to the central computer system. These registered information shall set the basis to the investigation executed by police officer during the sales, purchase, transfer, transfer to heirs, or loss of the guns. The date of selling and the new owners of the local or foreign originated guns, which are sold according to the provisions of this Regulation shall be registered to Gun Registry List in Appendix-7 and informed to the Civil Administer or the General Commanderate where the certificate of authorisation of purchasing gun is arranged, for 15 days periods by the institutions executing the sales procedures. These information shall be informed to the Ministry upon request.
The Machinery and Chemical Industry Organisation shall inform the Ministry of Defense of all information related to the sale of confiscated guns and the persons who purchased those guns according to 10th Art. of the Law. Also, it shall inform the military personnel to the General Commanderate and other public officers to the governorship which employ them.
General Directorate of Security and affiliated units execute the gun license procedures of the personnel of Security Services Division and retired persons.
The Record and Registry of Transferred Guns
Article 23 - (Abolished O.G.: 29.12.1999 no: 23921)
The Amount of Guns and Bullets To Be Purchased
Article 24 - (Amended O.G.: 29.12.1999 no: 23921) The real persons and institutions that are authorised by the governors to purchase guns for the purpose of carrying and keeping or registry to the place of employment, shall have right to purchase maximum a hundred bullets.
The Ministry shall determine the amount of guns and bullets to be purchased by the personal of the institutions and the group transportation officers of Turkish Central Bank.
The bullet necessity of the persons who have gun carrying and keeping licenses are provided by Machinery and Chemical Industry Organisation or by importation appropriate to the procedures.
The persons who need bullets are permitted to purchase maximum a hundred bullets for guns with carrying licenses and maximum fifty bullets for guns with keeping licenses for a period of one year, upon application to the governorships.
The sales of the imported bullets shall be realised by the following procedure:
a) The authorised public institutions and affiliated head sellers and sellers shall sell the bullets in an amount of maximum a hundred bullets for guns with carrying licenses and maximum fifty bullets for guns with keeping licenses for a period of one year.
b) The owners of shooting ranges or shooting polygons, which are established according to the provisions of this Regulation and granted operation permission, shall provide their bullets, in condition limited with the amount determined in Art. 65, from the bullets produced by Machinery and Chemical Industry Organisation or from the bullets imported by Under-secretariat of Defense Industry or imported via a public institution.
The Bullet Purchasing Certificate in Annex-14 shall be arranged for permission to purchase bullets. The persons who have right shall apply actually to the bullet selling places and submit their identity cards indicating their authorisation to carry and keep guns and documents to the sellers.
The authorised sellers selling on behalf of the authorised public offices shall inform the governors of provinces of the place where they are affiliated, in monthly lists, about the amount of bullets sold and the name of the persons who have purchased bullets. The licenses of the authorised sellers who are determined to send bullets in inappropriate manners shall be cancelled and they shall not be granted license again.
Providing of Bullets
Article 25 - (Abolished O.G.: 29.12.1999 no: 23921)
THE IMPORTATION AND SALES OF GUNS AND BULLETS
Article 26 - The importation of the guns and bullets for which there is no objection to enter into the country, shall be determined by the Under-secretariat of Defense Industry by getting opinion of the Ministry.
The Ministry, considering the international agreements and general security of the country, may limit the amounts and qualifications of the guns and bullets to be imported. In determination of type of the guns and bullets to be imported, if any, the local production shall also be considered.
The Authorisation for Importation
Article 27 - The Under-secretariat of Defense Industry may import the guns and bullets, which shall be determined according to Art. 26 or may realise importation via another public institution.
In case the importation is realised via another public institution, the issues concerning the type of the guns and bullets to be imported, the amount and other issues, shall be determined by a protocol to be signed with the Under-secretariat of Defense Industry and the institution which shall realise the importation.
The Permission of Importation
Article 28 - The request of permission for importation shall be made by the under-secretariat if imported by Under-secretariat of Defense Industry, and by the under-secretariat of Foreign Affairs, if imported by this institution.
In case the importation is realised via other public institutions, the protocol mentioned in second sub-article of Art. 27 shall be attached to the requirement of permission.
(Amended Sub-article O.G.: 29.12.1999 no: 23921) The necessary importation permission shall be granted by the under-secretariat of Foreign Affairs within the frame of the import regime which is currently in force, for the applications executed according to this Article.
(Additional Sub-article O.G.: 29.12.1999 no: 23921) However, permission of importation shall not be granted to the guns with more than one barrel and bolt mechanism. The guns, which were licensed this way before, shall be registered by one barrel and bolt and the license of the gun shall be changed accordingly and the other parts shall be delivered to Machinery and Chemical Industry Organisation
Article 29 - The imported guns and bullets shall be registered in the "Book of Registration of Imported Gun" in Annex-5 by the seller public institution.
Determination of Price
Article 30 - The price of the imported guns and bullets shall be determined by Under-secretariat of Defense Industry. In case the importation and/or sales is realised via other authorised public institutions on behalf of the Under-secretariat, a commission to be determined by the Under-secretariat of Defense Industry shall be paid to the institutions realising importation and/or sales.
The invoice, which is made out for these sales, shall be accepted as place of origin of the guns and bullets.
Article 31 - The guns shall be sold by the institutions that are authorised by Under-secretariat of Defense Industry, to the desirous persons who have right to carry and keep the imported guns. These guns and bullets are transferred to the selling institution by a protocol. The persons who have registered guns and have gun carrying and keeping license may buy the guns imported in this way.
The Type of Imported of Guns
Article 32 - (Abolished O.G.: 29.12.1999 no: 23921)
The Distribution of the Income Obtained from Sales
Article 33 - 80% of the net income obtained from selling of guns and bullets shall be given to the Fund Of Supporting Defense Industry and 20% of it shall be given to the Foundation of Strengthening Turkish Police Organisation which remains after the deductions are made for other funds.
Article 34 - (Abolished O.G.: 29.12.1999 no: 23921)
The Importation To Be Realised By The General Directorate of Youth And Sports
Article 35 - The importation permission of the guns and their cartridges and bullets which are registered by The General Directorate of Youth And Sports shall be granted by the Ministry.
a) Article 36 - (Amended O.G.: 29.12.1999 no: 23921)The persons who are employed in diplomatic representative offices, consulates and international institution representative offices in Turkey, shall be allowed to bring firearms and bullets into the country, provided that it is requested by the representative offices where they work and proposed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, confirmed by the Ministry and there is reciprocity if,
b) They are diplomatic agents, consulate officers and employees and international institution representative offices or persons in similar statute, if it is determined and there is reciprocity.
c) They are employees in those representative offices who fall outside the scope of persons not mentioned in paragraph (a) and not Turkish citizens,
Gun carrying license may be granted to the persons, in case of necessity, by the proposal of to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and confirmation of the Ministry to the Turkish citizens who are employed in the foreign representative offices in Turkey, which are valid for one gun registered by the representative office or with keeping license, valid for the duration of the employment. The persons who import guns in this way shall apply to Ministry of Foreign Affairs via the representative office where they work and inform their name, surname, employment, title, passport date and number, brand, model, caliber, and serial number of the guns to be imported.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall transfer this notice to the Ministry after completion of examination. Temporary Entrance Permission and place of Origin Certificate in Annex-8 shall be arranged by the Ministry for entrance of the guns and bullets to the country. One copy of this certificate shall be sent to Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other copy shall be sent to the governorship of the place where the person is employed for arrangement of required documents. The persons receiving these certificates may enter the country with only one gun determined on the certificate and 200 bullets of them.
The guns, which are imported according to this article, should be exported at the end of employment period of their owners. In case of loss of these guns, the related persons shall not be permitted to enter a second gun to the country and carry gun in the country.
The Importation of Registered Gun by the Representatives and Security Guards
Article 37 - (Amended O.G.: 29.12.1999 no: 23921) The importation of guns and 200 bullets for each gun of the diplomatic representative offices, consulates and international institution representative offices in our country is subject to the reciprocity and confirmation of Ministry of Foreign Affairs. These guns are imported and licensed to the registry according to the procedures mentioned in Art. 36. If the employees in the representatives have registered guns, they shall not be permitted to have personal guns. In the same manner, the ones who have personal guns shall not be permitted to have registered guns. If the gun is lost, the provision of the last sub-article of Art. 36 shall apply.
The procedures of entrance to the country, places to be visited and exit from country of the armed guards, who are in charge of protecting delegations and persons to our country for the purpose of official or private visits shall be coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry according to the instructions given to the related governorship and directorate of customs.
Other Persons Employed In Embassies And Consulates
Article 38 - (Abolished O.G.: 29.12.1999 no: 23921)
Other Provisions Regarding Guns And Bullets
Article 39 - (Abolished O.G.: 29.12.1999 no: 23921)
Special Individual Importation
Article 40 - (Amended O.G.: 29.12.1999 no: 23921) The entrance of gun or grooved shotgun and maximum 200 bullets of them which shall be taken with them in 6 months following final return date of the persons who are employed in embassy class in our foreign representative offices, consulates, the officers sent abroad for permanent employment and the personnel of Security Services Class and other security officers, which is valid for the period of their employment and for once and for only one gun.
The persons who want to take their guns with them during their final return, shall apply to the Ministry by a petition stating where they work and inform their name, surname, employment, title, passport date and number, the home and domicile addresses. If the Ministry requires, the Certificate of Importation and Place of Origin specified in Annex-9 shall be arranged in 3 copies stating the qualifications of the gun and amount of the bullets and other necessary information after completion of investigation. One copy of this certificate is given to the related person for submission to the customs authorities. With the condition of payment of customs and taxes during importation, the guns and bullets are entered into country.
After submission of receipt to the Ministry related to the payment of customs and taxes;
a) The second copies of the receipt are sent to the Commentary of Armed Forces for the officers employed by Turkish Army and to the Coastal Security Commandership for the officers who are employed by General Commandership of Gendarme and Coastal Security Commandership. The guns shall be registered to the Inventory of Officer Personal Gun by the related Commandership.
b) The second copies of the receipt shall be added to the instruction to be sent to the provincial governorships of the place they are employed for the persons who are in the class of embassies, consulates and security guards.
The guns and bullets of the officers mentioned above may be transferred and sold after they are registered to the inventory and licensed.
The third copy of the Certificate of Importation and Place of Origin shall be kept in the file of the related General Directorate of Security or General Commanderate of Gendarme.
Officers and Petty Officers Sent Abroad By Detachment
Article 41 - The condition of permission shall not be required for the guns registered on their identity cards of the officers and petty officers who are sent abroad in detachment, during their entrance to the country.
THE TEMPORARY IMPORTATION OF SHOTGUNS AND SPORT GUNS, THE FUNDAMENTALS TO BE APPLIED ON THE GROOVED SPORT GUNS
The Shotguns, Parts and Its Bullets
Section 42 - Foreigners, who arrive in our country with the purpose of shooting as tourist with permission according to fundamentals of Land Shooting Law and decisions of Central Shooting Commission can temporarily enter maximum 3 grooved and 3 non grooved shotguns which have different caliber with their required parts and maximum 50 bullets for any type of grooved shotgun, 100 bullets for any type of non grooved shotgun provided that they are submitted to customs office and get recorded in their passports.
"Certificate for Temporary Entrance of Gun and Bullet" determined in (Annex-10) shall additionally be regulated for the gun, its parts and bullets aforementioned by security office in gateway. Type, brand, serial numbers, bullet quantity and parts of the guns imported shall be written on Certificate for Temporary Entrance of Gun and Bullet. This certificate shall be regulated as three copies and the first copy shall be granted to gun owner in order to be submitted to the security office at the exit. Second copy shall be sent to General Directorate through the agency of Pro-consulate. Third copy shall be preserved by security office that made the regulation. Foreigners leave country by exhibiting the gun and the certificate determined in (Annex-10) in exit. Received certificate determined in (Annex-10) shall be sent to Ministry. If departure is made in another gate, entry gate shall be informed about situation.
The Sport Guns, Parts and Its Bullets
Article 43 - Provisions of 42nd article are valid for temporary importation and domestic transportation of maximum 500 bullets per gun on condition that maximum 3 shooting rifles or pistols and their parts are entered for each branch to be attended by foreign sportsmen or sportswomen who enter our country with the purpose of joining shooting competitions organized by General Directorate of Youth and Sports
The Importation of Shotguns by the Foreigners Employed in Our Country
Article 44 - (Amended: O.G.: 29.12.1999 No: 23921) Diplomatic agents, consulate staff and other staff with equivalent status, in embassies and consulates in our country, shall make application to Ministry of Foreign Affairs for importation of grooved or non grooved shotguns, their parts and bullets. Application system of the country, where he/she is citizen of, shall be defined in letter of application and it shall be transmitted to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, herewith temporary importation can be permitted in case of carrying grooved or non grooved shotgun in country is found unexceptionable.
Saving legations, foreigners who enter our country in purpose of duty or scientific research shall determine below mentioned information in application in order to enter and carry grooved or non-grooved shotguns and its parts and bullets in country.
a) Their names, surnames, duty, passport dates and numbers,
b) Confirmation date and number of authoritative chair, which allowed for work permit and residence,
c) Addresses of residence and business,
d) Brands, models, numbers and other specialties of guns to be entered.
After fulfilling above-mentioned processes, Certificate for Temporary Entrance of Gun and Bullet determined in (Annex-10) shall be regulated in the name of related person. Grooved and non-grooved shotguns and their parts and number of bullets entered, in virtue of this certificate, shall be recorded on related person's passport.
Carrying of Guns
Article 45 - Foreigners shall make application to the Ministry, with the record on their passport about grooved or non-grooved shotguns and their parts and bullets that were permitted according to provisions of this regulation. Carrying license, which is in the name of foreigners, can be regulated by governorship after direction given by the Ministry.
However, these guns can be carried and used in shooting polygons belonging to Federation of Shooting and Hunting, or non-inhabited hunting grounds appointed by Central Hunting Commission, only with hunting missive, granted from Turkish offices according to determined fundamentals.
The Consuming of Bullets Which are Permanently Entered
Article 46 - According to this regulation, foreigners who are permitted to enter bullet temporarily to country, have to submit document including total of bullets consumed, to security offices at frontier gate.
a) For shooters, the document including consumed bullets, shall be regulated by accompanying ranger, gamekeeper or appointed officer, or else travel agency staff who obtained permission for hunting.
b) For joiners of competition organised by General Directorate of Youth and Sports, the document including bullets consumed, shall be regulated by authorities of aforementioned General Directorate or federation directing the competition.
The Fundamentals Applicable to Grooved Shotguns
Article 47 - (Amended: 16.11.1992 - L. 92/3721) Keeping license shall be granted for all guns registered as grooved sport rifle and pistol. These guns can only be used in shooting polygons or shooting competitions or training with the condition of being kept with its license and amateur sportsman/sportswoman license. Permission certificate for training and competition shall be regulated by General Directorate of Youth and Sports a fore time with the condition of being valid for shooting polygons and shooting competitions.
This document shall be regulated separately for each training and competition and training place and date shall be determined clearly. These guns can only be transported in glove box or baggage of automobiles, packed empty and cannot be carried on.
According to provisions of this regulation; among persons, determined as entitled to be granted license, those who have shooting license, a license of carrying grooved shotgun shall be regulated and for others license of keeping shall be regulated.
Persons with license of carrying grooved shotgun can transport these rifles empty, in its case and at half cock in inhabited areas.
The Transfer of Sport Guns
Article 48 - Guns, which were certified as sport guns can be transferred to persons who were granted amateur sportsman/sportswoman license by General Directorate of Youth and Sports.
In case of gun changing possessor owing to heir ship, new possessor of the gun has to own a amateur sportsman/sportswoman license. Processes of sport guns are subject to the fundamentals valid for other guns and taxable.
THE MANUFACTURE, USE AND TRANSPORT OF KNIVES, OTHER TOOLS AND THE SIMILAR TOOLS WHICH ARE COMPULSORY OF USING FOR PERFORMANCE OF A CRAFT OR PROFESSION
Application for Manufacturing
Article 49 - Persons requesting to manufacture dagger, poniard, needled stick, clasp knife, scimitar, saber, bayonet, specula knives, mace, whip with mace, choking string or chain, punch or other tools especially used for offence or defense, with the purpose of requirement for performing an a craft or a profession, shall have to obtain manufacturing permission from the Ministry.
The Documents Required for Permission of Manufacturing
Article 50 - For permission of manufacturing, a petition including location and qualification of factory or workshop and determining permission of founding has formerly been obtained according to provisions of 11/09/1981 dated "Law no: 2521 Regarding Manufacturing, Purchase, Sales and Keeping Rifles, Sighting Pistols and Toothpicks used for Shooting and Sports" and under mentioned additive documents;
a) Transcript or photocopy of the document determining technical accomplishments of responsible managers of factory or workshop,
b) Verification document about non-objection of region's security obtained from local constabulary,
c) Inscription of subordinating chamber stating that those knives and other tools and similar tools planned to be manufactured is required in the course of profession and defining for which craft or profession those tools are required to be used.
d) Two samples of knives, tools or similar, manufactured already or re-projected to be manufactured.
e) Application shall be made to provincial governorship with pictures and tables demonstrating emblems and serial number to be printed on products. After this application, concerned governorship sends the petition, its additions and his/her own opinion to the Ministry.
Permission for Manufacturing
Article 51 - Requisite permission of manufacturing shall be granted in case of determination of improbability in point of public security in order of investigation, research and verification made by General Directorate after receiving the documents and inscriptions determined in 50th article.
On this permit, specialties and necessary quantity, emblem and serial numbers of knives and other tools to be manufactured shall be specified.
Permission for manufacturing shall be limited according to the quantity of knives and other tools requested to be manufactured, considering monthly capacity of factory or workshop. Completion date of manufacturing shall be specified on certificate of permission. Time for manufacturing can be extended for the once, in case of existence of inhibitor or dilatory reasons.
Control of Manufacturing
Article 52 - After manufacturing, two from each knife and other tools, which were permitted for manufacturing according to provisions of this regulation, shall be submitted to General Directorate, one for sample and one for verification of suitability for national standards.
One of these two copies shall be stamped and stapled to the expertise report and shall be returned to factory or workshop. And the other shall be preserved in manner of making necessary recordings for the purpose of insetting private collection in police laboratories.
Teams appointed by the Ministry shall make investigation and research about manufactured knives and other tools when necessary.
Knives, other tools and similar tools manufactured more than permitted or after completion date without permission, shall be subject to confiscating. Legal processes on 14th article of the law shall be executed over responsible persons and this workshop shall not be permitted again for manufacturing.
Sales and Purchase of Knives, Other Tools and Similar Tools
Article 53 - Those who have to use knives, other tools and similar tools subsumed by the law for performing their craft or profession, are compelled to be granted certificate of use from the territorial governor to be able to purchase them.
The persons, upon request, can make application with a petition to the senior territorial governor of the region workshop or factory is located. These petitions shall be transferred to the related constabularies and police shall make local investigation whether these tools are used for performing a craft or a profession. Related foundations, organs or chambers shall verify situation if necessary. Certificate for using, shall be granted to approved persons as a result of accomplished research and investigation.
Transfer and Transportation
Article 54 - Knives, other tools and similar tools cannot be carried on in any case.
Transportation of them is made as under mentioned methods:
a) In suitcases, valises, set of cases or hang bags,
b) Sacks, clothes pockets or their own packs,
c) Baggage or glove box of vehicles
d) Carried on, packed with paper or linen in way that preventing to be used in sudden events.
Those who carry knife, other tools and similar tools on, contradictorily shall be subject to processes in 15th Art. of related law, even if they own certificate of using.
Gift, Souvenir and Antique Guns
Article 55 - (Amended: O.G. 29.12.1999 No: 23921) According to 2nd and 11th articles of the law under mentioned guns are ranked as gift guns;
a) Guns and bullets of persons, who have voyaged out with an official duty and have been granted gun and bullets as per pro their government, permitted to be enter to country and methodically documented it has been granted as a gift by foreign country's president of state or government or cabinet members or commander of general staff or general of a force.
b) Shooting guns or non-shooting guns and knives, methodically documented it has been granted as gift from foreigner president of state or government or cabinet members or else per pro the foreigner government, abroad or stateside.
c) Shooting guns or non-shooting guns and knives methodically documented it has been granted by President of Republic, Prime Minister or Commander of General Staff.
Principally, certificate of gift shall be regulated including dead, signature of the authorised chair granting the gift, date and number of procedure, identity of person granting the gift and defining brand, model, caliber and serial number of the gun.
It is compulsory to confirm the verification of certificate and authorisation, by stamping and signing the original document, granted by foreigner statesmen/stateswomen or else per pro the foreigner government, and Turkish translation of certificate by authorities of related foreign country in embassies or consulates.
If the gift gun is a fully automatic gun, able to shoot repeatedly and constantly, which is forbidden to carry and keep, license for keeping shall be granted to only President of Republic, President of Parliament, Prime Minister, Commander of General Staff and members of Cabinet.
Gift guns cannot be transferred in any case. However in case of gun owner's decease or fall under a situation, subject to 16th article, preventing gun license to be granted, the gun is allowed to be licensed in the name of an eligible legal inheritor of the said person
After gift guns and its documents be investigated and recorded, Certificate of Gift Gun and Bullet Provenance, in (Annex-11), shall be regulated and shall be sent to the related governorship or commandant, to provide the gun to be licensed or recorded on personal gun inventory.
Article 56 - Souvenir Guns consist of below mentioned shotguns, knives and swords;
a) Granted to members of the first Turkish Parliament as a memory of victory or inherited to hirers with a specific sign,
b) Left behind one of the wars before Independence War or documented that it is inherited,
c) Documented or determined that it is left behind officers or non-commissioned officers or people who made an effort for the lofty aim to actualise behind the front-line.
d) Determined that, it was granted in Independence War by front-line commanders to reward the duty as a memory or it was inherited.
Permission for keeping is only granted for the firearms, knives and sword that are souvenir. These guns are only allowed to be carried in national celebration, local anniversaries or celebrations of independence or in special days and ceremonies assigned by provincial governorship.
Granting License For Souvenir Guns
Article 57 - For the souvenir guns that are asseverated to be manufactured earlier than the year 1923 and applied in time, verification of property shall be made in police laboratories. License is granted for the firearms, knives, daggers and sword which were determined to be manufactured during 1923 or earlier than 1923 by police laboratories.
Under mentioned documents shall be requested from the applicant:
a) Certificate of being Independence War veteran
b) Certificate of being heir of an Independence War veteran or martyr.
License shall be regulated by provincial governor by virtue of expertise reports written by police laboratories for the guns determined to be manufactured earlier than the year 1923, but not yet licensed or its application for license had not been accepted by government or proceedings begun because of outlawry before the provisions of Law no: 3684 and judgment of conviction and confiscation about it was cancelled.
The guns belonging to persons, keeping firearm, knife, dagger and sword, pretending his/her gun to be subsumed by the law and making application for the gun to be licensed shall be confiscated in case of determining the gun is not a memory of Independence War or manufactured earlier than the year 1923. However, no other legal processes shall be executed upon these persons.
Article 58 - Certificate of Permission shall not be requested for the swords, rapiers and similar tools granted to military collage students and officers on duty by the State or remained after their mission is over or inheritors of these persons.
Article 59 - Guns are allowed to be licensed if they are determined to be of antique quality in criminal Police Laboratories. Only license for keeping is allowed to be granted for these guns. It is compulsory to obtain "Certificate of Gun Transporting" determined in (Annex-2) which verifies aim and period of transportation, from the territorial Governor according to the provisions of this regulation in purpose of transporting antique guns for exhibition, demonstration and similar aims.
OPENING TRAP-SKEET RANGE, PISTOL AND SHOTGUN SHOOTING POLYGON AND REPAIR SHOPS OF THE REAL AND LEGAL PERSONS
Article 60 - Persons, who want to establish a trap-skeet range and polygon for pistol and shotgun are compelled to obtain a prior permission certificate from the Ministry by a letter of application including information about properties of polygon or shooting range and project of the business and where it will be established.
If the promoter is a real person, he/she shall add confirmed sample of his/her identity card to the letter of application. If the promoter is a legal person it shall add confirmed sample of shareholders' and managers' identity cards.
Certificate of prior permission shall be granted after the Ministry determines that the pretender is unexceptionable for public security.
The Documents Required for Establishment
Article 61 - Applicant for establishment of Trap-skeet range and shooting polygon for pistol and rifle are compelled to acquire under mentioned written documents.
a) Applicants to establish pistol shooting polygon;
1- If the land, where polygon is planned to be established, is inside boundaries of municipality; a certificate verifying ownership or tenancy of the land.
2- (Subparagraph amended: O.G: 29.12.1999 No: 23921) License of construction obtained according to the provisions of 3194 numbered Law of Construction's 21st article.
3- Construction plan of the projected pistol shooting polygon confirmed by General Directorate of Youth and Sports, verifying that the plan is matching general and special technical rules of U.I.T. regarding shooting polygons,
4- Institutional contribution verifying the polygon is matching 25/08/1971 dated and 1475 numbered Code Regarding Laborer Health and Job Security from regional directorate of labor under Ministry of Labor and Social Security.
5- Letter from Under-secretary of Environment, concerning whether the polygon has a negative effect to surrounding.
6- Inquiry report of local constabulary concerning in exceptionality of the polygon in point of public security and public order,
b) Applicants to establish Trap-skeet Range or Rifle Shooting Polygon;
1- 1/500 or 1/5000 scaled location plan indicating mentioned land or polygon is outside of boundaries of the municipality, confirmed by Provincial Directorate of Public Works and Habitation,
2- 1/50 scaled construction project confirmed by Provincial Directorate of Public Works and Habitation
3- Location plan and detail plan indicating; walls surrounding and restricting the shooting range, tight wire netting connected to minimum 2 meters high strong columns, cover and stonewalls, main access hatch liable to controls and necessary gates,
4- Construction license, obtained according to the last sub-article of 3194 numbered Construction Law's 26th article,
5- Chart indicating distance from the closest inhabited areas,
6- Construction plan of the projected shooting range or polygon confirmed by General Directorate of Youth and Sports, verifying that the plan is matching general and special technical rules of U.I.T. regarding shooting ranges and polygons,
7- Document verifying, working place area enclosing land inside the security distances, is owned or rented by the promoter,
8- Institutional letter obtained from Ministry of Labor and Social Security, concerning shooting range or polygon is deemed suitable with 1475 numbered Employment Law and Code Regarding Labor Health and Job Security,
9- Letter from Under-secretary of Environment verifying working place has no negative effect against environment,
10- Inquiry report of local constabulary concerning in exceptionality of the working place in point of public security and public order,
The Granting of Permission for Establishment
Article 62 - For trap-skeet ranges and pistol, rifle shooting polygons based according to the prior permission, establishment permission shall be granted by the Ministry, in condition of local investigation, mentioned in 61st article, for verifying whether establishment's plan, project and managing properties are suitable, is confirmed by Provincial Directorate of Public Works and Habitation.
Permission for establishment is valid for two years. The Ministry, in case of a failure to complete the establishment because of inhibitor or acceptable reasons, can extend this period for one year.
For expanding working place, adding new plants and other changes, it is compulsory to obtain permission anew.
Permission for Management of Enterprise
Article 63 - Application is made to Provincial Governorship with a petition added to under mentioned documents, to obtain permission of management of the shooting polygon already granted permission for establishment.
a) Provincial Directorate of Public Works and Habitation report concerning that shooting polygon is established in accordance with the provisions of legislation,
b) Permission of plant construction granted by Municipality or Provincial Governorship,
c) Certificate of management granted by regional directorate of Ministry of Labor and Social Security,
d) Letter concerning whether shooting polygon is adaptable to environment and management, granted by Under-secretary of Environment,
e) Fire Department's report of constitution confirming that necessary precautions were taken concerning fire,
f) Written undertaking of the responsible manager, confirmed by the notary public, confirming that the he/she will be in charge of the shooting polygon,
g) Management, labor directive and security directive, arranged by owner of the shooting polygon and confirmed by Provincial Chief Constable.
Provincial Governorship shall send petition and its additions to the Ministry. "Permission Certificate for Management" mentioned in (Annex-12) shall be granted by the Ministry when it is determined that the shooting polygon is suitable to the provisions of this regulation.
It is compulsory, for the applicant of management permission, not to be involved in any of the situations mentioned in 16th article. If this person is someone other than the owner of establishment permission, the situation shall also be approved in terms of public security. Certificates of Management Permission are valid for one year and are allowed to be renewed every year.
Security Precautions for Polygon
Article 64 - Security precautions to be followed are as follows:
a) Open shooting ranges and polygons are compelled to be at least 80 meters far from the nearest inhabited area and other working places. This distance is not required for covered shooting ranges and polygons.
b) Buildings for shooting polygon and shooting ranges shall be constructed as one-Decker. High-rise buildings can only be constructed in cases that technology requires. In this case; walls, ceilings and other installments shall have the properties required by shooting polygons.
c) For this type of establishments, U.I.T.'s minimum criterions regulated for that polygon or shooting range is required.
d) In buildings, access hatches, exits, windows, window shades shall be constructed to enable run outside easily in case of danger.
e) In places for shooting, no columns or tendons for ceiling, which can cause bullets, cartridges and pellets to rebound, are allowed to exist. If they are urgent for construction, precaution shall be taken to prevent rebounding.
f) If there are tendons for ceiling and armatures for enlightenment, they shall be hidden by 7 mm thick steel, sheet metal, with 20 degree inclination to the ceiling surface.
g) Floor between firing line and the target, is compelled to be architect the way disabling bullets to rebound.
Providing Guns and Bullets for the Polygons
Article 65 - Permission of the Ministry is required for providing pistol and grooved rifles, which are planned to be kept and registered in inventory stock.
Quantity of firearms and ammunition to be kept in polygons shall be determined and appointed by the Ministry. After confirmation of the Ministry, home products or imported products shall provide guns and ammunition, which were already determined for their type and quantity, arbitrarily. Ministry's confirmation and letter concerning determination of quantity is efficient for the guns and ammunition, which are planned to be provided by home products.
Guns and bullets, provided by importation according to fundamentals written in this article or provided by home products are not allowed to be transferred, excepting, working place to be closed down by the Ministry or guns and bullets are completely out of action. These guns and bullets are allowed to be transferred to another polygon or Institution of Chemical Industry, with confirmation of the Ministry.
The Information, Keeping and Use of Guns and Ammunition
Article 66 - Guns and bullets, which were provided according to provisions of this regulation shall be preserved in special depots. If quantity of guns and bullets to be preserved is few; steely wardrobes or packing cases, fireproofed with proper materials, consolidated with special and constant iron belt, with lock can be used instead. If quantity of guns and bullets is much, they shall be preserved in depots consolidated with grates, the way its doors and windows cannot be opened easily.
The Ministry checks propriety of depots, cases or equipment stimulant with packing cases.
Guns and bullets in shooting range or polygon shall and used in pursuant of below mentioned fundamentals:
a) Ammunition, permitted to be provided by home products or importation, and preserved in shooting polygons shall be used in purpose of shooting.
b) In shooting established shooting polygon, anyone who completed his/her 18th age are allowed to shoot, if he/she has gun license or not.
c) Persons who haven't yet completed their 18th age are allowed to make use of polygon in condition of their conservator or tutor to be with them.
d) It is compulsory for persons who come to polygons for shooting, to submit and record their license for carrying or keeping or else their valid identity cards.
Owners or managers or the responsible director of the shooting polygon are compelled to record the ammunition which they have purchased and still preserve in their depots on the notarised registry day by day, and to announce quantity and purchasers of ammunition they have sold and to announce these information to lock security offices in seven days following the end of the month.
The Registration and Transfer of Guns and Ammunition
Article 67 - In shooting polygons, registries shall be kept separately for each firearm and each different caliber ammunition. These registries include entrance and inventory stock of guns and ammunition, who and the quantity consumed and the signature of purchaser used ammunition.
Guns, bullets and other parts unused or scrapped for any reason, shall be transferred to Institution of Machine and Chemistry with an official report, and shall be scaled down from the inventory stock registries and the Ministry shall be informed with a list.
The Rules to be Obeyed in Shooting Polygons
Article 68 - Rules that shall be complied by employees and shooters in shooting polygons are stated below :
a) Incumbents shall refuse intoxicated persons who intend to enter polygons.
b) Shooter is not allowed to take ammunition from delivery place and ammunition deliverer is not allowed to give ammunition unless incumbent directing the shootings gives direction.
c) Guns shall be loaded and discharged only in firing line.
d) Guns shall be loaded only after the direction of incumbent directing the shootings.
e) It is not allowed to make shooting in and shooting point unless incumbent directing the shooting see that shooting way is safe and give word of commands; LOAD and SHOOTING FREE.
f) No gun that was discharged completely and on guard and examined by shooting incumbent is allowed to be taken out of firing line.
g) Guns, whether on guard or not, are not allowed to be carried to anywhere outside firing line as it is loaded.
h) Cartridge shall not be left in barrel of a hot-barreled gun.
i) Gun is not allowed to be set up or loaded behind the firing line.
j) Basic reparations and clearance of guns, which have shot or will shoot, is performed in a separated section, out of firing line. None is allowed to enter these sections except employees.
k) It is compulsory to keep the necessary first aid outfits and medicines to be able to make first aid operation in accidents possible to happen in shooting place.
It is compulsory to post op the rules mentioned in this article as Ordinance of Shooting, in trap-skeet shooting range, pistol and rifle shooting polygons.
The Cancellation of Management Permission
Article 69 - In case of determination of the conflicting actions or non-observant actions against this regulation by the owners of permission for establishing polygon, they shall be given a respite to make amends. In case of recurrence, the Ministry shall cancel certificates for polygon management, temporarily or permanently.
The Changes and Repair to be Done on Guns
Article 70 - (Amended: 16.11.1992 - L. 92/3721) Owners of licensed guns are allowed to repair their guns under below mentioned circumstances:
a) (Paragraph amended O.G: 29.12.1999 No: 23921) Basic repair, painting, handwork, montage of field glass and similar operations on licensed and registered pistols, grooved and non grooved rifles, are not subject to permission. Nevertheless, for repair and alteration on gun barrel, bolt, frame, emitter, cam, firing prick, head of mechanism of pistols and grooved rifles, which are the main parts that have ballistic importance, repairman with license of establishing repair-shop shall make application to provincial governorship with a report regulated about this subject. Provincial governorship shall send this application and the gun to related Criminal Police/Gendarme Laboratory. Permission for the Provincial Governorship by virtue of report shall grant to repair or alteration sent from this laboratory.
b) In repairs of guns that require modification of parts, procurement of parts belonging to the mentioned guns, by home products or importation, shall be done as stated above, by permission and control of the Ministry. Stamping the registered serial number on new part shall do modification required to be done on main parts with serial numbers, by related Criminal Police Laboratories, so that it shall be recorded.
The Permission of Opening Gun Repair Shops
Article 71 - (Amended O.G: 29.12.1999 No: 23921) Permission for location of firearms and non shooting arms Repair-shop and permission for department subordinated to this shop is allowed to be granted by the Ministry through the approval of the Provincial Governorship after the investigation made by local constabulary.
Permission for opening repair-shop and its subordinated department requires under mentioned conditions.
a) Pretenders of permission shall not to be involved in one of the situations mentioned in article 16 and must have passed the qualifying examination performed by authorised expert commission appointed by the Ministry,
b) Requested repair-shop or its subordinated department shall exist in proper location in point of public security, inside the inhabited area and have the necessary physical conditions,
c) Employers in repair-shop or department shall be insured and have not be in situations mentioned in article 16.
In case of submission of documents required by this regulation to the Ministry, License for Opening Gun Repair-shop mentioned in (Annex-13) shall be regulated. These licenses are valid for 5 years and are allowed to be renewed by the Ministry once every five year. For renewal of license that have expired, those who do not make application in three months in spite of written notification made by the local constabulary, shall be prohibited from activity by Provincial Governorship until their license is renewed, unless they have an acceptable and unavoidable excuse.
Provincial governorship shall do control of gun repair-shops and their departments. In case of determining deficiency in above mentioned conditions, efficient respite shall be given to complete deficiencies and the person shall be notified about the subject of complement of deficiency elements by the agency of local constabulary. If deficiency elements are not completed after the respite, gun repair-shop is allowed to be closed down by provincial governorship permanently or temporarily, on his own initiative. The Ministry shall be informed about the accomplished process.
The Ministry is allowed to grant permission for contact offices, to persons who have license for opening gun repair-shop. In these contact offices, only guns to be sent to repair-shop or delivered to their owner are allowed to be preserved in steely cases temporarily.
Offices without a proper place or case to preserve gun shall not be permitted to open contact office.
Employers working between contact offices and gun repair-shops shall have the conditions mentioned in second sub-article's (c) paragraph. Those who work for gun transportation are allowed to be granted Certificate for Gun Transportation mentioned in (Annex-10) maximum for five years by the provincial governorship. Certificate for Gun Transportation is valid for transportation in route between repair-shops and contact offices and for carrying guns in suitcase, bag or packing case etc., packed safely, otherwise their certificate for Gun Transportation shall be cancelled by the Provincial Governorship.
License Procedures, the Form of Licenses
Article 85 - (Amended: O.G: 9.3.1999 No: 23634) Processes arranged in this regulation and said to be performed by General Directorate shall be performed by General Commandership according to the same fundamentals for the processes related to real and legal persons residing in Gendarme Responsibility Territory.
Relating to processes to be performed by gendarme in accordance with fundamentals in First sub-article, those duties said to be performed by Police Laboratories shall be performed by Gendarme Criminal Laboratories.
(Sub-article amended: O.G: 29.12.1999 No: 23921) Colour, form, content of licenses, form and recording methods of the registries for licensed guns and information about their owners, fundamentals regarding co-operation and co-ordination of General Directorate and General Commanderate and other points shall be regulated by the Ministry.
The Guns in the Scope of Amnesty
Article 86 - If it is not possible to determine date of manufacturing of guns within scope of amnesty according to provision of 1st article of 3684 numbered Law, in police laboratories, then processes about amnesty shall be performed based on model year of the gun.
Article 87 - (Abolished: 05.06.1989-89/KD 14238)
Supplemental Article 1 - (O.G: 29.12.1999 No: 23921) Permission for Sales of Bullet is allowed to be granted by Provincial Governorship to those who fulfilled the conditions, which shall be determined according to this regulation's provisions, among salesman including first, second and third group verified in 83rd article of Code Regarding Methods and Fundamentals concerning Manufacturing, Importation, Carrying, Reserving, Stocking, Sales, Using, Demolition, Control of Explosives, Shooting Materials and Similar Materials non-monopolised in precondition of obtaining permission for sales of explosives according to the mentioned Code's 113th article and permission for sales of pistol and grooved shooting rifle cartridges manufactured be Institution of Machine and Chemistry or imported by under-secretary of Defensive Industry. Owners of Permission for Bullet Sales are allowed to trade bullet each other in condition of informing provincial governorship in three days at the latest.
Supplemental Article 2 - (O.G: 29.12.1999 No: 23921) Provincial governors are allowed to transfer the authorisations they own according to this article completely or partly to head official of district in a written form, reserving the authorisations determined in 7th article and articles in Annex-1. In Transfer of authorisation, it shall be considered whether police and/or gendarme organs have efficient units or personnel.
Supplemental Article 3 - (Amended: O.G: 29.12.1999 No: 23921) Guns for inventory stock purchased by institutions or corporations or persons according to 8th and 9th articles of this regulation, shall be registered in inventory stock. These guns are not allowed to be carried by anyone except the person whom the license for carrying is regulated for. Owner of license is not allowed to carry any guns other than the gun registered in inventory stock. Guns and bullets registered in inventory stock shall be preserved in special rooms, cases and wardrobes. Authorised chief or the owner is responsible of preserving gun and bullets in order of status.
Gun registered in inventory stock shall be preserved by a responsible appointed by authority of the institution or owner of gun in case of license owner to resign his/her office, an existence of any official to grant license or existing official are late to begin their duty. Record of inventory stock concerning the gun gives officials to carry the gun, authorisation for keeping the gun only in office. Offices owning gun registered in inventory stock according to 9th article of the regulation shall be subject to the procedure stated in 3rd article, in case of omission of renewal process once in every five year beginning from date of registration. Besides, institutions or offices, which do not need the gun registered in inventory stock anymore, are allowed to transfer the gun methodically to proper persons or corporations.
Supplemental Article 4 - (O.G: 9.3.1999 No 23634) (Amended: O.G: 29.12.1999 No: 23921) Processes said to be performed by General Directorate of Public Security related to companions and old age pensioners of Turkish Armed Forces, shall be executed by General Commandership of Gendarme.
Supplemental Article 5 - (O.G: 9.3.1999 No: 23634) (Amended: O.G: 29.12.1999 No: 23921) In provinces, and in case of authorisation transfer, in districts, processes concerning granting gun license shall be propounded to confirmation of territorial governor after signature of senior Public Security or Gendarme authority (In provinces Provincial Gendarme Commander, in districts Gendarme Commander of District).
Temporary Article - (Added: 26.6.1997 - L. 97/9510) Vested interests of persons who obtained license before this regulation adaptable to legislation are reserved. Nevertheless, carrying licenses those who become subject to 16th article because of new articles executed by this regulation shall be replaced by license for keeping at he end of the validation date.
Temporary Article - (Added: 26.6.1997 - L. 97/9510) Situations of persons whose license were cancelled by virtue of omitting to renew in six month after the termination of legal period, shall be reappraised.
Temporary Article - (Added: O.G: 9.3.1999 No: 23634) Process of transfer concerning services to be transferred from General directorate of Public Security to General Commanderate of Gendarme in scope of this regulation, shall be completed according to the fundamentals appointed by the Ministry, in a year, at the latest.
Article 88 - This regulation shall come into force on its date of publishing.
Article 89 - Council of Ministers shall execute the provisions of this regulation.