Ministry of National Defense (Turkey)

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Ministry of National Defense
Millî Savunma Bakanlığı
Agency overview
JurisdictionGovernment of Turkey
HeadquartersBakanlıklar, Ankara, Turkey
Annual budget₺53,9 billion (2020)[1]
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
  • Alpaslan Kavaklıoğlu, Deputy Minister of Defense
Agency executives
  • Muhsin Dere
  • Yunus Emre Karaosmanoğlu

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[2] and the Turkish Armed Forces. It is headquartered at the Bakanlıklar in Ankara.

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.



Following departments and plants are subordinated to the Ministry of National Defense:

  • Military Justice Inspection Board
  • Military High Court of Administration
  • Military High Court
  • Department of Military Justice Affairs
  • Department of Research and Development
  • Department of Plans, Policy and Agreements
  • Department of Recruitment
  • Department of Domestic Procurement
  • Department of Foreign Procurement
  • Department of Construction and Real Estate
  • Department of Technical Knowledge
  • Department of NATO Infrastructure
  • Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation Plant
  • Turkish Aerospace Industries Plant
  • Pharmaceutical Products Plant
  • Karapınar Shooting Range Command
  • Fuel Supply and NATO Shooting Range Operation Command
  • General Command of Mapping
  • Department of Finance
  • Undersecretariat for Defense Industries

Ministers of National Defense[edit]


  1. ^ (in Turkish) [1]
  2. ^ "CIA. Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments". Archived from the original on 2013-07-07. Retrieved 2013-05-30.

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