Ministry of Interior (Turkey)

The Ministry of Interior[1] or Ministry of the Interior[3] or Interior Ministry[4] (Turkish: İçişleri Bakanlığı lit. Ministry of Internal Affairs) is a government ministry of the Republic of Turkey, responsible for interior security affairs in Turkey.

Republic of Turkey Ministry of Interior [1]
İçişleri Bakanlığı
Ministry of the Interior (Turkey) logo.svg

Ministry of Interior
Agency overview
Formed1920; 102 years ago (1920)
Superseding agency
JurisdictionGovernment of Turkey
Annual budget10.665.011.000 (2021)[2]
Minister responsible

The current Minister of the Interior is Süleyman Soylu,[5] after the resignation of his predecessor Efkan Ala in August 2016.[6][7]


The ministry is responsible for disaster and emergency management, immigration,[1] inspection of local government, gendarmerie and coast guard (in peacetime), and police. The ministry helps to combat human trafficking,[8] smuggling[9] and bootleg alcohol.[10]

Alleged interference in politicsEdit

Although forming a new political party is a constitutional right, the Interior Ministry allegedly blocked the Green Party from standing in the general election due by June 2023.[11][12][13]

Ministers of the Internal AffairsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "Republic of Turkey Ministry of Interior Introductory Book" (PDF).
  2. ^ Archived 27 January 2021 at the Wayback Machine[bare URL PDF]
  3. ^ "The Bureaucratic Policy Capacity of the Turkish Ministry of the Interior (2002–2016)". Retrieved 27 January 2022.
  4. ^ "Turkey's interior minister receives award from Parliamentary Assembly of Mediterranean". Retrieved 27 January 2022.
  5. ^ "Yeni İçişleri Bakanı Efkan Ala oldu" (in Turkish). Retrieved 25 December 2013.
  6. ^ "İçişleri Bakanı". Ministry of the Interior (Türkiye Cumhuriyeti İçişleri Bakanlığı) (in Turkish). Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  7. ^ "CIA. Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments". Archived from the original on 7 July 2013. Retrieved 30 May 2013.
  8. ^ "Pakistan, Turkey vow joint action against illegal immigration, human smuggling". Retrieved 27 January 2022.
  9. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Turkey's interior ministry has suspended security cooperation with US". Middle East Eye. Retrieved 27 January 2022.
  10. ^ "Turkey cracks down on bootleg alcohol ahead of New Year celebrations – Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East". Retrieved 27 January 2022.
  11. ^ "We are starting the legal process to use our democratic right!". Green Party (Turkey). Retrieved 22 March 2021.
  12. ^ Ergin, Sedat. "Türkiye'de bir Yeşiller Partisi kurmaya kalktığınızda" [When you try to establish a Green Party in Turkey]. Hürriyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 12 December 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. ^ Keyman, Fuat (22 January 2022). "Yeşiller Partisi niye engelleniyor ve Muhalefet ne yapmalı?" [Why is the Green Party blocked and what should the Opposition do?]. PolitikYol (in Turkish). Retrieved 27 January 2022.

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