The commercial use of unmanned aircraft in Turkey

The legislation relating to drones in Turkey is the Civil Aviation Act and the Unmanned Aviation Communique. Commercial drone use is permitted within Turkey; however, since 01.08.2016, commercial drones may only be flown by specially trained remote pilots. Commercial drone flights are: Drone flights,

  • which take aerial recordings and video clips, films, promotional films, commercials, weddings, and similar shots that take aerial recordings
  • for mapping purposes,
  • for checking solar energy systems and similar industrial purposes
  • and flights that carry promotional materials and other cargo.

With regard to the integration of drones into joint airspace management, there is no legal regulation in Turkey so far.

Autor: Zeynep Kafa