The staffing needs of the DHMİ, the budgetary headings and titles, the number of staff and assignments, are determined by the work programme. Our policy of employment based on the recruitment of manpower with the qualifications required by their functions; their training for the task that they are required to carry out in awareness of costs and in accordance with the principle of profitability; the creation of a system of statutory rights in order to develop staff loyalty; and the attaching of value to moral and material encouragement of creativity, effort and success has been thoroughly implemented in 2007. The major part of the manpower of the DHMİ is composed of contractual staff subject to Decree-Law Nos. 233 and 399, the latter amending the staff-related provisions contained in the former, and those relating to a small number of officials.

In 2007 the total number of employees was 6928, including 6642 contractors and 286 officials. The average manpower in 2007 compared to that of 2006 i.e. 6928, showed an increase of 10.7%, bringing the total to 7460.


In Urla and Karaburun, DHMİ has a search and rescue station and two training campuses, which also serve as recreational sites and campsites for the well being of the staff with a view to increasing work output.

DHMİ Youth and Sports Club was founded in 1985 with a view to allowing its members and sportsmen to practice various sporting activities, developing mutual respect, contributing to moral and physical health training, and to allow young people to make use of their leisure time through sports.

The principal aim of the club is to provide our sportsmen with the basic training in sports. To this end, we have schools for volleyball, basketball, football, boxing and table tennis, with 200 licensed sportsmen and women.

Every year, DHMİ Sports Club organizes a “Summer School” for children in such activities as football, Tae Kwon-Do, basketball, volleyball, swimming and folk dancing.