Formalities for Private Yacht Owners

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In Case of Accident: The accident should be reported to the police or gendarme. That report has to be certified by the nearest local authority. The owner should apply to the customs authority with his passport & report. If the vehicle can be repaired, it is necessary to inform the customs authority first & take the vehicle to a garage. If the vehicle is not repairable & if the owner wishes to leave the country without his vehicle, he has to deliver it to the nearest customs office & the registration of his vehicle on his passport will be cancelled. (Only after the cancellation can the owner of the vehicle leave the country). Following an accident, you can telephone:

Trafik Polisi (Traffic Police), Tel :154

Jandarma (Gendarme), Tel :156

For more information, contact the Touring & Automobile Association of Turkey.

Formalities for Private Yacht Owners

Yachts require a Transit Log & may remain in Turkish waters for up to two years maintenance or for wintering. There are certain ports licensed by the Ministry of Tourist the storage of yachts for a period of two to five years. For further information & regulations contact the marina concerned. Upon arriving in Turkish waters, yachts should immediately go for control of the ship to the nearest port of entry which are as follows: Iskenderun, Botas (Adana), Mersin, Tasucu, Anamur, Alanya, Antalya, Kemer, Finike, Kas, Fethiye, Marmaris, Datca, Bodrum, Gulluk Didim, Kusadasi, Cesme, Izmir, Dikili, Ayvalik, Akcay, Canakkale, Bandirma, Tekirdag, Istanbul, Zonguldak, Sinop, Samsun, Ordu, Giresun, Trabzon, Rize, Hopa.

Port Formalities: All the required information concerning the yacht, yachtsmen, members, intended route, passports, customs declarations, health clearance & any obligatory matters must be entered in the Transit Log. The Transit Log is to he completed by the captain of a yacht under a foreign flag or amateur sail or acting as captain of the vessel. The Transit Log is completed upon first entering a Turkish port &, generally, it is necessary to contact the Harbour Authority before leaving. For information on tax-free fuel, contact the Marina Harbour Office. Note: If you have a certificate from the Tourism Ministry Yacht Harbour, you may take petrol at no charge, provided you possess an official marina license.- Mersin Escort

Formalities for Private Plane Owners

General: When coming to Turkey, international air routes should he followed. Private planes may stay for up to three months in Turkey with tourist status, but for longer periods permission should be obtained from; The General Directorate of Customs (Gumrukler Genel Mudurlugu), Ulus Ankara, Tel: (312) 310 3880, 310 3818,Fax: (312) 311 1346. The airports of Ankara, Adana, Istanbul, Izmir, Antalya, Trabzon & Dalaman have ties for private planes. It is also possible to hire planes & helicopters in Turkey. For further information, apply to: The Civil Aviation Department of the Ministry of Transport (Ulastirma Bakanligi, Havacilik Gen. Mud.). Bosna-Hersek Cad, No: 5 – 06338 – Emek, Ankara. Tel: (312) 212 67 30, Fax: (312) 212 46 84, TIx : 44659 Ga-tr

Underwater DivingDiving for purposes of sport, with proper equipment & in non-restricted areas, is permitted. Foreign divers should have official documentation of their specifics & training & must be accompanied, when diving, by a licensed Turkish guide. The limit for diving with diving gear is 30 metres. For educational purposes, this limit is extended to 42 metres. Dives exceeding 30 metres must be carried out with proper diving & medical equipment. In arder to protect Turkish archaeological & cultural values. It is strictly forbidden to transport Turkish antiquities or natural specimens.