Principles of Procurement

The gendarmerie procures all of its necessities, guns, ammunition etc. from its own budget at the standards which used to be set by the Ministry of National Defense and are now designated by the Ministry of Interior. It benefits from the Defense Industry Support Fund in line with the procedures and principles that apply to the Turkish Armed Forces; however, in cases of martial law, military mobilization, war, and assigned military duty, the Ministry of National Defense meets these needs in line with the standards of the Force Command in charge (Executive Decree 668 Article 16).

The following phrase was added to the sentence concerning the procurement of all kinds of necessities, guns and ammunition: “The necessities of the Gendarmerie General Command are communicated by the Ministry of Interior directly to the Undersecretariat of Defense Industry. These necessities are evaluated by the Ministry of Interior according to its security priorities” (Executive Decree 676 Article 17, Executive Decree 696 Article 49). A separate paragraph was added to the same article, stating that the transfer at a charge or no charge of any redundant or non-standard materials belonging to the gendarmerie will be carried out according to the law that regulates the same matters for the General Directorate of Security, and that the rights and benefits enjoyed by the Turkish Armed Forces in this context will apply to the gendarmerie as well (Executive Decree 680 Article 45). Furthermore, the exemption and exceptions from various taxes, duties, fees and warehouse expenses granted to the Ministry of National Defense and Turkish Armed Forces with various laws have been extended to the Gendarmerie General Command as well (Executive Decree 690 Article 21).

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Principles of Procurement