An amendment stipulates that the Coast Guard Command’s actions and procedures are to be supervised and inspected by the Ministry of Interior, civilian authorities, and the command’s senior officers. In the relevant paragraph, the previous phrase “with regards to duties other than military ones” was removed and the word “governors” was replaced with “civilian authorities”. (Executive Decree 668 Article 33).
The regulation to outline the activities and operations of the Coast Guard Command was previously to be issued “jointly by the Ministries of National Defense and Interior after receiving the opinion of the General Staff”; however, the new text states that this regulation is to be “prepared by the Ministry of Interior and put into effect by the Council of Ministers” (Executive Decree 668 Article 32).
An additional clause has authorized the Ministry of Interior in resolving any questions concerning the application of the law and conducting regulatory and guiding actions to this end. Furthermore, in case the executive decree leads to new demands in terms of structure, personnel, training etc., the required legislation is to be submitted by the Ministry of Interior and approved by the Council of Ministers (Executive Decree 668 Article 34).