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Turkey’s Aviation Prominence – the Next Global Aviation Hub

In an exclusive Interview, the Director General of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Mr. Bahri Kesici discusses Turkey’s industrial growth and success in the implementation of international standards and service quality. With accelerated growth in civil aviation expected in the years ahead, Turkey will become one of the top 10 markets in the world’s domestic flight passenger numbers within the next twenty years

Issue 81

Defence Turkey: Dear Mr. Kesici, first of all we would like to thank you for your time. Could you briefly inform our readers on the Directorate General of Civil Aviation’s main areas of activity, its duties and responsibilities?

With the amendment made on the law in 2005, our Directorate General was transformed into a special budgeted administration and it has been conducting its activities connected with the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communication as a governmental authority entitled to regulate and supervise the civil aviation industry as well as applying sanctions. Identifying the rules containing the international requirements that should be abided by the airline operators, launching the legislation and legal regulations and supervising the alignment of the operators’ activities with these rules and regulations are considered amongst the main responsibilities of our Directorate General.