TURMEPA’s mission over the next five years is to become the most powerful force for protecting Turkey’s seas and waterways.


Its aim is to make protection of Turkey’s vast marine environment a national priority, ensuring that future generations continue to enjoy the health, leisure and economic benefits of the sea.

Our Goal

– Raise public awareness of the eminent risks to personal health and welfare, and to Turkey’s economic future.

– Motivate the public to take positive actions that demonstrate intolerance for continued destruction of the marine and coastal environment.

– Instill in children and youth an environmental consciousness to ensure long-term protection of the seas.

– Protect priority endangered marine environments and enable Turkey to meet international environmental obligations and requirements for EU membership

– Alert the public of government and public sector actions that harm the marine environment and mobilize public action to encourage effective law enforcement.