Turkey
COOMET MoU year of signing:2014 (associate member)
Area:783 100 km2
Population:83.2 million
last update: 15.04.2021

1. Law on metrology
Law No.3516 on Measures and Calibration (1989).
2. Metrological infrastructure
TÜBİTAK Ulusal Metroloji Enstitüsü (TÜBİTAK UME), as the National Metrology Institute of Turkey, is responsible for the establishment and maintenance of national measurement standards as well as research and development activities in scientific metrology in Turkey.
TÜBİTAK UME is a research and development institute that operates under the umbrella of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK), which is an affiliated institution of the Ministry of Industry and Technology.
The institute aims to ensure the reliability of all measurements conducted in Turkey, to make provisions for the integration of these measurements into the international system and to develop existing and new measurement technologies, thereby establishing the national measurement system required for ensuring the accuracy of measurements used in commercial and industrial settings and which contributes to equity in national and international trade, increases in the quality of Turkish industrial products and enhances Turkey’s scientific and technological development.
Director of TÜBİTAK UME:Dr. Mustafa Çetintaş
Address:TÜBİTAK Gebze Yerleskesi Baris Mah., Dr. Zeki Acar Cad. No. 1, 41470 Gebze Kocaeli, Turkey
Telephone:+90 262 679 5000
Fax:+90 262 679 5001
E-mail:mustafa.cetintas@tubitak.gov.tr
Web:http://www.ume.tubitak.gov.tr/
The main activities of TÜBİTAK UME can be summarized as follows:
  • to establish and maintain national measurements standards in accordance with the SI Units;
  • to ensure the traceability of national measurement standards to international standards and to disseminate traceability nationally through the provision of calibration services;
  • to support the other elements of the national measurement system through the provision of training, consultancy services, publications and other mechanisms and the organization of interlaboratory comparisons and proficiency testing programmes;
  • to produce and distribute certified reference materials to ensure the traceability of chemical measurements in Turkey;
  • to contribute to research and development in the areas of measurement techniques, calibration and measurement technologies at the international level;
  • to represent Turkey at an international level in the field of metrology and to cooperate with international organizations and other national metrology institutes in order to fulfill the requirements of the Metre Convention and the CIPM Mutual Recognition Arrangement (CIPM MRA);
Under the terms of the CIPM Mutual Recognition Arrangement, TÜBİTAK UME has designated the Turkish Atomic Energy Authority (TAEK) to carry out the responsibility for establishing measurement standards and scientific metrology activities in the area of Ionizing Radiation. The designation of TAEK was made in 2007. Structural reorganisation related to the status of TAEK occurred in 2020. The new legal entity named Turkish Energy, Nuclear and Mineral Research Agency (TENMAK) tied to the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, related to energy, nuclear energy, ionizing radiation and mineral sources like boron and rare earth elements was established by the decree of the President of Turkish Republic (Decree 57 dated 28 March 2020). TAEK renamed as Nuclear Energy Research Institute (NÜKEN) operates under the auspices of TENMAK and inherits all responsibilities of former TAEK.
Similarly, the Marmara Research Center, Materials Institute - Underwater Acoustics Laboratory (MRC MI-UAL) has been designated in the area of underwater acoustics in 2012.
The General Directorate for Metrology and Safety of Industrial Products (GDMSIP) under the Ministry of Industry and Technology (MSIT) is the authority for legal metrology in Turkey.
Duties of the General Directorate for Metrology and Safety of Industrial Products were specified in the Decree Law on the Organization and Duties of the Ministry of Industry and Technology published in the Official Gazette No30473 dated 09.07.2018. The general framework for legal metrology activities is provided by the Law No. 3516 on Measures and Calibrations that went into effect on 21.01.1989 and Law No. 4703 on Preparation and Implementation of Technical Legislation Regarding Products dated 29.06.2001.
GDMSIP operates 7 regional metrology laboratories and 81 provincial verification bureaus. It is responsible for setting policy in the areas of legal metrology and standardization, specifying and applying mandatory standards and technical regulations in legal metrology and pre-packaging, conducting market surveillance and controls, designating and maintaining oversight of conformity assessment bodies and notified bodies in accordance with EU directives, control of measurement instruments used in trade, and the operation and supervision of public and private legal metrology laboratories. The practice of legal metrology in Turkey has undergone significant change in recent years as technical regulations have been harmonized with the EU within the scope of the ongoing membership negotiations with Turkey. Within this context, the GDMS has been responsible for the implementation of the Non-Automatic Weighing Instruments and Measurement Instruments Directives (NAWI and MID) of the EU.
Acting General Director of GDMSIP:Mr. Mehmet BOZDEMİR
Address:Ministry of Industry and Technology, Mustafa Kemal Mah., Dumlupınar Bulvarı 2151. Cadde No. 154, 06510 Cankaya Ankara, Turkey
Telephone:+90 444 61 00
Fax:+90 312 231 16 94
E-mail:info@sanayi.gov.tr
3. National measurement standards
TÜBİTAK UME maintains 129 primary level measurement standards.
http://www.ume.tubitak.gov.tr/
4. Status of participation in Metre Convention
Member of the Metre Convention since 1875.
Signatory of the Mutual Recognition Agreement (CIPM MRA): TÜBİTAK UME (October 14, 1999)
(Has the right to use the CIPM MRA logo from October 19, 2006)

TÜBİTAK UME has representatives in 8 CIPM Consultative Committees.
https://www.bipm.org/en/about-us/member-states/tr/
5. Certificates of recognition of QMS of NMIs (within COOMET)
Turkey receives its NMI QMS recognition within EURAMET.
TÜBİTAK UME and Turkish Designated Institutes present their QMS within EURAMET TC-Quality. The latest confirmation of recognition for TÜBİTAK UME and TENMAK-NÜKEN (formerly TAEK) was received in 2019.
6. Status of Calibration and measurement capabilities (CMC data)
Turkey publishes its CMC data within EURAMET