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Civil Protection Activities in Turkey (CBRN-Warning and Alarm)

24 May 2016 14:30 - 16:30


Nowadays, threats generating from CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear) weapons due to the rising political and international instabilities have increased. When geopolitical and geostrategic position of Turkey is considered, it can be clearly noticed that the possibility of disasters and emergencies caused by chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear materials which can be harmful for human health and environment is higher than ever before. Production and use of CBRN materials by countries and terrorist groups is one of the major threats. In addition, accidental CBRN incidents due to the large amount of industrial use of these materials are another potential risk.

While determining the CBRN risks in our country, cities located on the south border are considered as the most critical. It is evaluated that these locations can be a target for CBRN attacks more likely than other parts of Turkey due to the conflicts in Syria. Moreover, flee of the refugees which are affected by a chemical attack from Syria to our border cities comes as another important threat.

AFAD builds warning and alarm system for warning people related to CBRN threats and dangers, disaster  and emergency. Warning and alarm system consists of intelligence and dissemination system, warning and alarm system, messaged warning system.


In this side event, we are going to give information about civil defense activities in Turkey. There will be what civil defense activity is and what we are doing  about CBRN area, warning and alarm system in Turkey. We bring together public sector and university.