Ministry of the 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
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Ministry of Interior
Agency overview
Formed1920; 103 years ago (1920)
Superseding agency
JurisdictionGovernment of Turkey
Annual budget10.665.011.000 (2021)[2]
Minister responsible

The current Minister of the Interior is Ali Yerlikaya.[5]


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,[6] smuggling[7] and bootleg alcohol.[8]

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 Kabine listesi açıklandı, bakanlar belli oldu! İşte yeni Bakanlar Kurulu isim listesi". Habertürk (in Turkish). 4 June 2023. Retrieved 4 June 2023.
  6. ^ "Pakistan, Turkey vow joint action against illegal immigration, human smuggling". Retrieved 27 January 2022.
  7. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Turkey's interior ministry has suspended security cooperation with US". Middle East Eye. Retrieved 27 January 2022.
  8. ^ "Turkey cracks down on bootleg alcohol ahead of New Year celebrations – Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East". Retrieved 27 January 2022.

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