The Coast Guard in Kalkan is now monitoring boat passenger details more closely. Before any day trip boat leaves the harbour the captain is obliged to submit a passenger list to the Coast Guard, which must include passport numbers.
This has in fact been a requirement for some time but controls and checks have not always been so rigorously applied.
Failure to submit a complete list will result in the captain being fined. We understand that a number of Kalkan boats fell foul of this rule yesterday and fines were issued.
So if you are due to go on a boat trip please remember to take your passport with you. If you're a visitor it's also a good idea to have your eVisa with you - either a paper copy or a soft copy on your mobile device.
For residents with a plastic residence permit (ikamet), this is an official document that includes your photograph and your kimlik number (the one starting 99..) so this should be adequate identification for the authorities.
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