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4242 29 2016-5-10 12:08:45
bobhyslop
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Hi all, hope someone can help.

I'm going to Turkey in July for a couple of weeks and planned to take my P3A with me but have just read on the net that Turkey has brought out a new drone registration system.

I have looked at their civil aviation web site and it is a bit conflicting as to whether you need to be registered for both commercial and non-commercial flights or just commercial.
Also after a couple of hours trying to translate the registration site it seems to me that you can only register if you live in Turkey.

So questions are,

1- do you have to register for non commercial (recreational flights)?

2- if so, how do you register if you live outside of Turkey?

3- Has anyone else been through this process and can help?

Any help greatly appreciated as my P3 was bought in January specifically for this holiday, the new law came out end of February so will be gutted if i cant take it.

Cheers

Bob
2016-5-10 12:08:45
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2016-5-10 13:27:16
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Hi, I live in Turkey/Istanbul, and have 2 drones.(tarot 650fy + p4) Both of them are registered but nobody asked anything so far. Just be careful with "no fly zone",  keep away from people and animals. I mean, use our general rules just like in every flying. There won't be anything bad.  Safe flights!
2016-6-23 09:37:35
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In the media they serve that flying drones are restricted. So if somebody call the police they will just stand by and ask for the documents. And if not there can be a problem. I am not sure about the procedure for registeation who is not Turkish. But i recommend you to register if you are thinking to fly. So if police ask you can just show it. Otherwise they may give penalty around 6000 usd and will not give your drone back. Also it does not matter if you fly commercial or non commercial definetly you need registration.
2016-6-23 13:40:14
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Did you finnaly toke the drone to turkey?
Because i am planning to do the same.
Maybe i only will use my drone to film watersports on the beach from our hotel.. to avoid trouble...
2016-8-29 03:53:32
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No, left it at home this time as unable to register.
I checked with a friend whilst out there who confined that at present only Turkish nationals are able to register via the website as you need a Turkish citizen number for I'd, this is supposed to be changed so that foreigners can register some time in the future but unknown when.
Was a shame as where I was would have made for some fantastic flying and video.
Fingers crossed for next year.
Enjoy your hols.
2016-8-29 23:18:47
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I'll be traveling to Turkey next week. I'm planing to take my Mavic Pro with me. Now I saw that I have to register my Drone. On the Website of the Turkish Directorate of General of Civil Aviation (http://web.shgm.gov.tr/en/s/2227 ... nned-aerial-vehicle) I found that Drones  under 4kg don't have to be registered if the don't fly autonomously, out of the line of sight and used for sport and entertainment only.
Even so I would like to take a look at the registration form. I could not find it on the Website of the Turkish Directorate of General of Civil Aviation. If some one could send me the Link to the Form it would be great. Thank you already.
2016-12-26 14:11:07
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Please let me know if you ever got to take your drone to Turkey. Ill be going over there in a few months and wanting to take my P4 over there.

thanks

Tony
2017-1-3 04:51:08
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tobias.rothlin Posted at 2016-12-26 14:11
I'll be traveling to Turkey next week. I'm planing to take my Mavic Pro with me. Now I saw that I have to register my Drone. On the Website of the Turkish Directorate of General of Civil Aviation (http://web.shgm.gov.tr/en/s/2227 ... nned-aerial-vehicle) I found that Drones  under 4kg don't have to be registered if the don't fly autonomously, out of the line of sight and used for sport and entertainment only.
Even so I would like to take a look at the registration form. I could not find it on the Website of the Turkish Directorate of General of Civil Aviation. If some one could send me the Link to the Form it would be great. Thank you already.

Tobias, the page on that link has to do with Importation laws not the actual drone usage laws.  Don't know what the actual laws are, but just wanted to make a note about that.  Would hate to see you get your Mavic taken away.  It will be interesting to see where people will bring this since the Mavic looks more of a toy than most drones...very deceiving...a lot of countries with anti drone laws may not even realize what it is...without the propellors it looks just like one of my off camera flash that i keep in my camera bag!
2017-1-3 14:15:39
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Numptee Nuts Posted at 2017-1-3 04:51
Please let me know if you ever got to take your drone to Turkey. Ill be going over there in a few months and wanting to take my P4 over there.

thanks

I'm not sure what the law exactly is. But due to the recent developments in Turkey I decided to leave my Mavic at home. I would recommend not flying a drone in Turkey, the Security in Turkey is very strict (due to the Terrorist Attacks) and the Security People can't speak english so it would be hard to communicate with them.
2017-1-18 01:19:50
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Taken from http://web.shgm.gov.tr/en/s/2227 ... nned-aerial-vehicle

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Model Aircraft (unmanned aerial vehicles, which can be used outdoors, and maximum take-off mass/weight of which is not more than 20 kilograms, and which have no autonomous flight capability, and which are flown within the field of vision of the user, and which are used only for sports and entertainment purposes); and any flyable toys or vehicles, which have been manufactured in order to be used at indoors; as well as UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle), maximum take-off mass/weight (MTOM/MTOW) of which is less than 4 kg, and maximum speed of which is less than 50 km per hour, and maximum altitude of which is not more than 100 meters to the ground, are excluded from the scope of this instruction.
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2017-3-22 05:50:44
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Hi guys
I'm living in Turkey and I have DJI F450 custom build, P4P+ drones I am registered its to iha.shgm.gov.tr
You too can register your drone and fly in Turkey without any problem if you don't making commercial fly.
But there is one big problem.
İf you don't have work or residence permission you can't register your self to this site and for that you can't register your drones too yet.
I'm sorry for that but I think one day (when somethings change) this issue will be fixed.
You can see this law on this page.
2017-3-22 09:31:39
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given the new rules preventing anything electronic bigger than smartphone on flights from Turkey to US/UK, and no lipos in the hold, Turkey may now be off limits for drones on holidays
2017-3-22 11:35:46
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PaulSouthport Posted at 2017-3-22 11:35
given the new rules preventing anything electronic bigger than smartphone on flights from Turkey to US/UK, and no lipos in the hold, Turkey may now be off limits for drones on holidays

The new UK rules refer to laptops, tablets and smart phones. There's nothing that says you can't take other electronic devices. I checked with BA yesterday as I have a shoot in Turkey in a couple of weeks, they said I could still take my cameras as carry-on.  I'll be taking my Mavic too.
2017-3-24 01:03:35
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Alper Suslu Posted at 2017-3-22 09:31
Hi guys
I'm living in Turkey and I have DJI F450 custom build, P4P+ drones I am registered its to iha.shgm.gov.tr
You too can register your drone and fly in Turkey without any problem if you don't making commercial fly.

Thanks for the info! How do you think , what will happen on a border checkpoint, when customs  find my P4 in the car? It will be a journey around a Black Sea - Russia, Georgia, Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria.. and unfortunately, there is no easy way around Turkey (my wife dont want to go to Syria).. So I'm afraid, if customs will forbid mee to take a drone, our journey will be failed in the middle..
2017-3-27 04:28:20
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Endorphin Posted at 2017-3-27 04:28
Thanks for the info! How do you think , what will happen on a border checkpoint, when customs  find my P4 in the car? It will be a journey around a Black Sea - Russia, Georgia, Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria.. and unfortunately, there is no easy way around Turkey (my wife dont want to go to Syria).. So I'm afraid, if customs will forbid mee to take a drone, our journey will be failed in the middle..

I will ask it to directorate general of civil aviation.
2017-3-27 11:18:38
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Alper Suslu Posted at 2017-3-27 11:18
I will ask it to directorate general of civil aviation.

Thanks! If the rules a so strickt, I will not use it, but anyway I need just transport it to Greece and other countries.
2017-3-29 05:54:52
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Hi everyone, I am from China.
I'm planning my trip to Turkey in August 2017 while wondering whether I can bring on my MAVIC or not.
Finally I found this page by google.

According to the introduction, Mavic is excluded from the importation laws, but we foreigners cannot register for the usage laws.
So, I would like to take a try to bring mavic through the Istanbul's airport customs. But I don't dare to use it in the city like Istanbul... although it's beautiful..
Is there anyone successfully bring a drone, P4 or Mavic into Turkey recently?

2017-4-9 06:55:46
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Hi, Dear Friends. I am the student in Turkey, and I have a  residence permit as an international student. I am planning to buy a DJI mavic pro. As you mentioned I should register.. but THE problem is that there is no link to the SHGM website I searched for it but I could not find anything.  
If anyone knows please send me the link. I  don't know the Turkish very well.  
And
if I buy my drone and register How many days it will take to register? Can I use my drone immediately? or It will take months to proceed???
I just wanted to make sure about that because the price of the drones in Turkey are very high and for students like me is really hard to afford such an unfair TAX.

Thank you all.
I would be appreciated if someone helps me.
2017-4-10 10:49:07
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i in the sky Posted at 2017-3-24 01:03
The new UK rules refer to laptops, tablets and smart phones. There's nothing that says you can't take other electronic devices. I checked with BA yesterday as I have a shoot in Turkey in a couple of weeks, they said I could still take my cameras as carry-on.  I'll be taking my Mavic too.

I just came back from Turkey, good job I never took my Drone there, at the airport they collect any battery that in your cabin bag. None allowed inside suitcases. Last year, they had a fuss about my drone batteries there hence the reason i did not bring it this time.  

All drones are banned State of Emergency as of July 2016. Do not take any risk, I'd say. Unless your pockets are full of money. Registration only works for the residents of Turkey.
2017-4-12 08:15:33
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Who knows about get Mavic to the Antalya from Europe?
2017-4-21 06:02:10
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Hi, I have to strongly disagree with the above poster. I have lived in Istanbul for ten years and I'm always flying in and out of there with my drone and never had a problem.

I've flown in and out of Istanbul Ataturk airport, Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen and airports down south (Dalaman, Antalya), and not once has there been an issue. On a couple of occasions, when going through X-ray at security they ask me to take it out and they look at it, ask me what it is, no then just say "Ok"

As for owning a drone here, I bought a YuneenTyphoon a year ago (which is now sadly at the bottom of the Bosphorus ), and now I'm a Mavic owner. I am in kind of a gray area about legality. I am registered with the site that Alper posted above (I'm able to as I have a Turkish ID number as I work here), but I'm not actually able to register my specific drone as there seems to be an issue with my ID being a "Yabanci kimlik / foreigner ID".

Saying this, I fly all the time here and have not once had a problem. Just don't fly near people, stick to rules and it's fine.

P.S. How do I change my username? :/
2017-4-23 22:08:58
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Not above, two above. Sorry.
2017-4-23 22:12:02
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Hi guys, It's me again.

One of my friends, also Chinese, who have been to Istanbul last week, told me that the airport custiom didn't give her X-ray at all. No one care about what she brought in.
2017-4-25 03:59:51
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Hi all.
Just came from Turkey (yesterday). No problems at all. No one asked about insurance or licence.
They asked to open, checked, asked how much you paid. That's it.

The only problem is to take it back. In my case to the UK. You can't take it with you as a cabine luggage. So it will go to the hold luggage. I've got mine one back undamaged
2017-5-30 08:23:32
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Great news - Im off there next weekend.

Please could you tell me if you (on the return journey) did you place your batteries in the hold with your drone on via your hand luggage ?

Thanks

Tony
2017-6-15 02:46:36
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Raymond.Liao Posted at 2017-4-25 03:59
Hi guys, It's me again.

One of my friends, also Chinese, who have been to Istanbul last week, told me that the airport custiom didn't give her X-ray at all. No one care about what she brought in.

Insanely incorrect. Just came back, people were in tears for loosing their any external batteries they had with them. You'd loose them.  
2017-6-16 10:50:50
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Numptee Nuts Posted at 2017-6-15 02:46
Great news - Im off there next weekend.

Please could you tell me if you (on the return journey) did you place your batteries in the hold with your drone on via your hand luggage ?

Don't ! you'd loose them.
2017-6-16 10:51:54
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Returned from Turkey last week, traveled by car. No problem on the border - customs did't search bags, just looked in to the salon. I flew either early morning or in the wild places. Most of the people,  we have met, know about the law about drone and usually reminds us, that because of terrorist threats - the police are very strict.


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Can i bring my mavic Pro from Hamburg to Turkey???
Or is it a bad idea ?

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