Ministry of Interior Turkey
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The Ministry of Interior Turkey is the ministry entrusted with maintaining public order, security, social peace and civil status in Turkey.
The Ministry of Interior in Turkey seeks to achieve the vision of “Safe Turkey” and uses all institutions affiliated to it from the gendarmerie, the General Directorate of Security, Coast Guard and other bodies to achieve that vision.
An overview of the Ministry of Interior Turkey
The Turkish Ministry of Interior is one of the most important ministries and bodies in Turkey, as the ministry works to maintain security and public peace, law enforcement and implementation.
The Ministry was established in its current form in the year 1920 and has continued in its duties from that date until today.
The emblem of the Turkish Ministry of Internal Affairs consists of 16 stars, arranged around the map of Turkey and the Turkish flag, and a horizontal image of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
The 16 stars surrounding the Republic of Turkey represent the number of Turkish empires throughout history.
The Turkish Ministry of Interior is divided into the General Directorate of Security, in which about 300 thousand people work, and the gendarmerie forces about 200 thousand people, the coast guard forces about 6000 people, and the village protection forces about 50 thousand people.
History of the Turkish Ministry of Interior
The roots of the Turkish Ministry of Interior go back to the era of the Ottoman Empire, when the Grand Vizier in the 17th century established the Internal Affairs Office.