Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Turkey. 2016 ‘Marking and Record Keeping.’ National Report of Turkey on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); Section 7, p. 17. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Turkey to the United Nations. 1 January
Section 7: Marking and Record Keeping
17. Does your country enforce measures to prevent the manufacture, stockpiling, transfer and possession of any unmarked or inadequately marked SALW? YES
18. Does your country take measures to ensure that all SALW in the possession of government armed and security forces for theirs own use are duly marked? YES…
19. Does your country encourage manufacturers of SALW to develop measures against the removal or alteration of markings? YES
19.1 Details: [if yes]
The Ministry of National Defence prepared and circulated a regulation regarding the marking standards to relevant government agencies and national arms manufacturers. Marking is made 0.2-0.3mm in depth by using pantograph press or laser print in such a way to prevent removal or alteration.
20. Does your country have standards and procedures related to keeping of records for all marked SALW in its territory? YES
20.1 What records relating to SALW are kept by the State (e.g. manufacturing, brokering, import and export licences granted, sales to other States, SALW held by State agencies such as the armed forces etc)?
Records related to manufacturing, import and export licences granted are kept by State agencies.
20.2 How long does the government keep such records?
The records of manufacturing, import and export licences granted, sales to other States of SALW are kept indefinitely…
[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]