Legal & Institutional Framework



Turkey was one of the first countries in the region to adopt Civil Protection legislation, with a law on civil defense promulgated in 1958. Over time the model the law was based on, which was concerned mainly with rescue and relief operations, was revised in response to changing demands and the emergence of new hazards such as those presented by the growing industrial sector. The Civil Protection model has today evolved into one which emphasizes preparedness and the mitigation of risk.

The establishment of country-wide risk reduction programs, such as the insertion of regular Civil Protection programs into primary and secondary school curricula, along with the growing number of volunteers associations demonstrate that the Turkish population is ever more integrated into Civil Protection structures.

Related Links
IPA Civil Protection