As for the gendarmerie’s military duties, the previous provision that read “To fulfill the duties required by military laws and regulations, and the orders given by the General Staff” has been changed to “To fulfill the duties required by laws”, thus ending the General Staff’s role in this regard (Executive Decree 668 Article 9).
The gendarmerie’s military duties, performed upon the demand of the military command and the approval of the civilian authority, were reworded as follows: “Furthermore, gendarmerie contingents fulfill the military duties assigned to them upon the demand of the General Staff and approval of the Minister of Interior; and at the province level, upon the demand of the garrison commander and the approval of the province governor” (Executive Decree 668 Article 10).
The gendarmerie’s area of duty and responsibility was amended as “Upon the decision of the Minister of Interior, the entirety of a province or district can be defined as the area of duty and responsibility of the police or the gendarmerie.” (Executive Decree 668 Article 11). It has been decided that limits of the areas of duty and responsibility of the police or the gendarmerie in a province or district are to be designated by a commission presided over by the district governor in districts and the governor or deputy governors, and including representatives of the gendarmerie and police (Executive Decree 694 Article 52).
The local civilian authorities and judiciary and military officials can no longer make verbal requests from the gendarmerie in cases of emergency. The Minister of Interior has been given the authority to assign temporary duties to police, gendarmerie and coast guard staff of every rank (Executive Decree 668 Article 12).