93rd Anniversary of Cabotage Day Celebrated in Istanbul with Various Events

year of cabotage holiday celebrated in Istanbul with various activities
year of cabotage holiday celebrated in Istanbul with various activities

📩 02/07/2019 11:51

The 1rd anniversary of the 93st of July Maritime and Cabotage Day was celebrated with various events to be held in Istanbul. IMM supported the celebrations with 20 ships and various activities. IMM President Ekrem İmamoğlu also published a message on social media celebrating the anniversary of Cabotage Day. İMAMOĞLU: “CABOTAGE IS OUR INDEPENDENCE ON THE SEA”

1 July 1926'da Cabotage Law entered into force as a national holiday declared Maritime and Cabotage Day 93. The year is celebrated with various events to be held throughout Istanbul.

Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Ekrem İmamoğluIn his Cabotage Day message he shared on social media, “The Cabotage Law, which came into force on July 1, 1926, is our independence at sea. 93 years later, Turkey, which is also a maritime country, deserves to be in a much better position in maritime trade and transportation. Happy Maritime and #CabotageFeast,” he wrote.


The event program organized by the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, the Istanbul Governorate and the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality started to be carried out on the piers and beaches throughout the city.

In the morning, 10.00'da Besiktas Barbaros Hayrettin Pasha Monument in front of the National Anthem and the moment of silence in the program, the ceremony by the protocol that participated in the speeches indicating the importance of the day was made. After visiting the tomb of Barbaros Hayrettin Pasha in the area, the Maritime Museum was visited.

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) supports the celebrations with the exhibition of sea surface cleaning boats and interesting wastes. IMM boats will also include boats, water shows off the clock off the clock Besiktas Besiktas. The ginç Interesting Wastes from the Sea tarafından exhibition organized by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Directorate of Marine Services and İSTAÇ was displayed all day in Beşiktaş Square.

IMM Directorate of Disabled People Mehter Team, Besiktas Square, held within the scope of Kabotaj Feast ceremony gave a concert followed by citizens with appreciation. 1 July Maritime and Cabotage Day events were open to Istanbul residents free of charge.

Within the scope of the Maritime and Cabotage Day celebrations of the Ministry of Defense, 23 announced that the 26 ship 1 has been opened to the citizens on July 2019.

Various marine sports races will be held in Istanbul, the celebrations will continue throughout Istanbul. Celebrations; ITU, General Directorate of Coastal Safety, North Sea Field Command, Tuzla Naval Academy, Istanbul Naval Museum, Besiktas Municipality, TURMEPA, Fashion Sea Club, Seafarers Solidarity Association, DENTUR EURASIA and TURYOL supported.


The cabotage privilege given by the Ottoman Empire to foreign ships in the framework of capitulations was lifted in 1923 with the Lausanne Peace Treaty. It was also accepted on 20 April 1926. The Cabotage Law came into force on July 1, 1926. possession of machinery, sailing and rowing vehicles in rivers, lakes, the Marmara sea and the straits, all land waters and in the gulf, harbor, bay and the like; With these, the right to carry goods and passengers was granted to Turkish citizens. It was stated that diving, piloting, captain, wheeling, crew and similar professions can be performed by Turkish citizens. It was accepted that foreign ships could only carry people and cargo between Turkish ports and ports of foreign countries.

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