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HISTORY Directorate-General of the State Airports Enterprise
respectively. After having operated as the Airport
DHMİ started its long journey as an airmen school, the Management Company, it reached its final destination
first aeronautical body in Turkey, back in 1912. The as the State Airports Enterprise. It was born legally
State Airlines Enterprise, created with the advent of on 8 November, 1984, when its statutes entered into
the Republic, was followed by the Directorate General force, and the members of its Board of Directors were
for State Airlines. The spectacular development of civil named. It began its functions on 1 December, 1984
aviation made it necessary to separate the functions and is currently pursuing these activities.
of air transport and the operation of aerodromes,
which were entrusted to Turkish Airlines and the at commercial airports, ports and border posts and by
Law No. 3832 on Defense and the Security of certain
LEGAL STATUTE AND OBJECTIVES bodies and organizations. The objectives of the DHMİ
are to provide air transport, to manage aerodromes,
The DHMİ is a public-enterprise company deemed to be to provide ground services at airports and air traffic
privileged in view of the public service that it renders, control services, to install and set up air navigation
the capital for which is entirely paid by the state, and systems and facilities and other related systems, and
which is associated with the Ministry of Transport. to maintain them at the level required for modern
It is governed, as regards its objective, its activities aeronautics.
and its administration, by Decree-Law No. 233 and
the amendments thereto, and by its Statutes which
came into force on the basis of the aforementioned
Decree; by Law No. 2920 (Civil Aviation Code); by Law
No. 2677 on the execution of functions and services
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