Drone rules in Turkey

A list of drone regulations and links for drone pilots in Turkey

Turkish Regulations Overview:

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Is a registration necessary?

You need to have Registration.
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Recreational use of drones allowed?

It is recommended.
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Is drone insurance mandatory?

It is recommended.
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Commercial use of drones permitted?

Yes, but with conditions.
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Does the drone need a badge?

Recommended
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Maximum Altitude:

120 metters
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Respect the privacy of other people

Don’t forget this rule.
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Not allowed drones near airports

Stay away from Arports.

Drone rules in Turkey

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When you decide travel and fly your drone in Turkey you need to be inform about the drone regulations about this. Always read the latest rules and information on the official web pages.

Main responsive authorities

Contacts

iletisimmerkezi@dhmi.gov.tr / +90 0312 204 20 00

Drone rules in Turkey:

General Drone Rules for Flying a Drone in Turkey

Our advise is always to be up to date with the latest news and conditions before you decide and perform a drone flight.

 – All drones over 500 grams must be Registered. This Registration have to be done prior flying. Here you can Register your drone.
 – Max Altitude – 120 meters.
 – Prior all Commercial drone flights – Approval is required.
 – Max weight of drones for private flights – 4 kg.

For full official information please read this document. It is issued by the Government of Turkey.

Some important information about Foreigners and Customs in Turkey

No one foreigner can be registers like a drone pilot. Even more – your drone shall be seized by the customs if you don’t have received Technical Confirmation from the DGCA.

To get Technical Conformation – you have to apply Form-336 witch can be found in this web page of DGCA – section with forms.
You may also be obligated to submit you Criminal Record witch can be taken from your embassy.
After successfully taken this Technical Certificate – you drone will included in the General Directorate UAV Registry System.

We remind you that each drone plot is good to check the official web site of the responsive authorities for any possible change after the date of publishing this information here. Visit them for up to date information about drone rules in Turkey.

Some tourist travel tips for Turkey

A country with a rich history and culture spanning two continents, of extremely geostrategic importance, Turkey is often referred to as the “Europe-Asia Bridge”. There is a lot to see and experience there.

St. Sofia
Possibly the most famous landmark not only in Istanbul but throughout Turkey, Saint Sophia was originally built as a basilica for Emperor Justinian I in the sixth century. A masterpiece of Roman architecture and engineering, the massive dome (31 meters in diameter) covers what has been the largest enclosure in the world for more than 1000 years. The church was plundered by the Crusaders in 1204, and turned into a mosque in the 15th century when the Ottomans conquered the city. Since 1935 Saint Sofia has been a museum.

Ephesus

Ephesus is one of the best preserved Roman cities – a place where you can immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the golden years of the Roman Empire. The magnificent ruins with important historical monuments and marble roads are a popular attraction on the western Turkish coast. Ephesus was once known for the Temple of Artemis – one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world, of which only one column remains today. Other buildings, however, are much better preserved, such as the Caesar Library and the Grand Theater.

Cappadocia

Cappadocia’s surreal rocky valleys are every photographer’s dream. The sharp ridges and undulating rocks, with their bizarre colors and shapes, which seem to have emerged from the imagination of a brilliant artist, are in fact the result of the millennial influence of winds and water. This is one of the most popular places in the world where you can enjoy a balloon and enjoy the almost alien landscape above. Another “extra” are the beautifully painted, carved churches of the Byzantine era, when the area was an important place for Christians.

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