Ministry of National Defense (Turkey)

The Ministry of National Defense (Turkish: Millî Savunma Bakanlığı) is a government ministry office of the Republic of Turkey, responsible for coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government concerned directly with national security and the Turkish Armed Forces. It is headquartered at the Bakanlıklar in Ankara.

Ministry of National Defense
Millî Savunma Bakanlığı

Ministry of National Defense
Ministry overview
Formed1920; 102 years ago (1920)
JurisdictionGovernment of Turkey
HeadquartersBakanlıklar, Ankara, Turkey
Annual budget₺80,439,536,000 [1] (2022)[2]
Minister responsible
Deputy Ministers responsible
  • Yunus Emre Karaosmanğolu
  • Şuay Alpay
  • Alpaslan Kavaklıoğlu
  • Muhsin Dere

Ministry of National Defense is responsible for recruitment, procurement, production, logistics, medical care and other tasks to prepare the Armed Forces and its personnel for military operations.

The Ministry of National Defense is headed by the Minister of National Defense, a cabinet-level head who reports directly to the President of Turkey and also a member of the National Security Council.


Minister of National Defense

Note: Land, Naval and Air forces reports directly to the Minister of National Defense.

Ministers of National DefenseEdit


  1. ^ US$8.87 billion
  2. ^ "Milli Savunma Bakanlığı Bütçeşi Resmi Gazete" (PDF) (in Turkish). 31 December 2021.
  3. ^ "Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Milli Savunma Bakanlığı Teşkilatı". (in Turkish). Retrieved 30 August 2020.

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