Presidential Guard Regiment (Turkey)

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Presidential Guard Regiment
Cumhurbaşkanlığı Muhafız Alayı
Presidential Guard Regiment Turkey 2013 3.JPG
Active 18 July 1920 – present
(95 years, 6 months)
Country  Turkey
Type Regiment
Role Presidential protection, honor guard
Size 2,500
Garrison/HQ Çankaya Köşkü
Commanders
Current
commander
Colonel Muhsin Kutsi Barış

Presidential Guard Regiment (Turkish: Cumhurbaşkanlığı Muhafız Alayı) is stationed in Çankaya Köşkü, the official residence of the Prime Minister of Turkey and until 2014 the official residence of the President of Turkey. Unlike the rest of the Land Forces of Turkish Armed Forces, they wear turquoise-white ceremonial uniforms full-time.

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