Cancellation of the Right to Change to Turkish Flag for Ships

December 14, 2023

With the mentioned regulation, the right to transfer foreign-flagged yachts located abroad to the Turkish flag, as in the regulation prior to the temporary article, has been eliminated, along with and the right to apply with the permission procedure as before the regulation. However, it has been decided that applications previously submitted to Port Directorates and still in process will be concluded by December 31, 2023.

In this link you can find the ” Communique on the amendment to the Communique (Communique no: 2017/3) on the transition of boats located abroad or flying foreign flags to the Turkish flag” regarding the closure of the right of transition to the Turkish flag for ships: