Prohibited Items List (National Civil Aviation Security Program)

Prohibited Items List
(National Civil Aviation Security Program / 9 th Edition / Annex 17 ‘The items that are not allowed in the cabin and sterile areas and the dangerous items that can be carried by passengers / cabin crew’)


Guns and Firearms
  • Riffled firearms of all calibers
  • Smoothbore shotguns and pump-rifles of all types
  • Replicas and imitation firearms capable of being mistaken for real weapons
  • Air guns
  • Toy guns
  • Hidden and Camouflaged Guns (lighter and pen guns etc.)
  • Starter Pistols
  • Gun components (excluding telescopic sights and sight units)
  • Ball Bearing Guns (Plastic and metal)
  • Signal Pistols
  • Slingshots and Catapults
  • Electrical Shocking Devices
  • Lighters in the form of Pistol
  • Industrial bolts, nails and spear guns
  • Bows and Arrows
  • Animal Stunners
  • Paint Guns
  • Pop Guns and Primers

Guns and Objects with Pointed / Sharp Edges
  • Axes and types of axes
  • Arrow and darts
  • Spears, pike, spear gun
  • Hook
  • Ice axe
  • Cleaver
  • Launched stars
  • Wedge
  • Stiletto
  • Attacking
  • Jack-knife and butterfly knife
  • Saw blade, sword, bayonet,
  • Pointed and arrowed knives
  • Diver’s Equipment (Diver’s Knife etc.)
  • Scissors ( with blades of more than 6 cm)
  • Ice picks
  • Razor blade, knife and open razors
  • Metal Cutter
  • Sewing Needle
  • Pocket Knife, Multi-purpose pocket knife
  • Nail clippers (bigger than 6 Cm)
  • Corkscrew
  • Mountain climbing equipment (spike, hatchet, hammer, ice axe etc.)
  • Ski Walking and Climbing Sticks
  • Rasp (bigger than 6 Cm)
  • Knitting needle
  • Spiked umbrella
  • Box cutter
  • Martial Arts and Attack and Defense equipment (Long sticks, swords, telescopic batons, knuckles, bayonet, mace, knob whip, choking wire or chain, pikestaff etc.)
  • Ice skates
  • Pen knives
  • Hunting Knives
  • Carpentry equipment of all types (hammer, screwdriver, drill, saw, measuring tape etc.)
  • Medical cutters (scalpel, lancet etc.)
  • Spoons, knives and forks
  • Hypodermic needles (they may be carried when it is proven to be for medical purpose)
  • Battery screwing machine and drills and drill bits
  • Power Saw
  • All types of knives with blades of more than 6 cm (including circular blades and ceramic knives)

Explosives and Inflammable Substances
  • Explosives and explosive systems (including their replicas)
  • Fuses and detonators
  • Dynamite and imitations capable of being mistaken for real ones
  • Firearms, sparklers
  • Grenades and imitations capable of being mistaken for real ones
  • Plastic Explosives
  • Mine, gunpowder and other military explosives
  • Arms and ammunition
  • Inflammable liquids (petrol, gas, diesel, alcohol, ethanol, gas oil etc.)
  • Spray paint
  • Thinner and turpentine
  • Gases and Gas Tubes (excessive oxygen, propane gas, butane gas, acetolon )
  • Lighter Liquids and Gases
  • Torch flame lighters (only for USA flights)
  • Replica inflammable substances
  • All types of unsafe matches (matches which can be lit on all surfaces)
  • Drinks and liquids with alcohol rate more than 70% (cologne etc.)
  • Smoke-generating products (smoke bomb etc.)

Blunt Instruments
  • Thick bats (Golf, Cricket, Baseball, Hockey, Lacrosse Bats)
  • Oars (Canoe etc.)
  • Handcuffs
  • All types of billiard cues (billiard)
  • Skateboard
  • Fishing equipment and fishing gears
  • All types of batons, sticks (such equipment is allowed after scanning depending on the passenger profile.)
  • Skis
  • Rope, cables, steel ropes
  • All types of surfboards

Chemical, Biological, Nuclear (NBC – Nuclear, Biological, Chemical) and Toxic Substances
  • Acids and Liquid Batteries
  • Radioactive substances (excluding the ones used in healthcare services)
  • Dry ice (more than 2 kg)
  • Self-inflammable substances
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Dog repellent sprays
  • Poison and Agrochemicals (pesticides, rat poison etc.)
  • Substances including contagious and biological threat ( contaminated blood, bacteria and viruses)
  • Substances including chemical / biological threat (V.H.F.s causing high fever such as mustard gas, sarin, anthrax, variola, cyanide, tularemia, botulism, ebola, marburg)
  • Disabling and incapacitating sprays (pepper gas, tear gas, CN and CS gases in the form of key holder)
  • Solvents, abrasives and removers (Chlorine, bleacher, hydrochloric acid etc. irritants)
  • Compressed Gas Tube
  • Oxygen tubes (chemical oxygen generators, diver tubes, liquid oxygen tubes)
  • Calorific instruments
  • All types of liquids unless in individual containers with a capacity not greater than 100 ml or equivalent and contained in one transparent re-sealable plastic bag of a capacity not exceeding one liter. (gels, toothpaste, lotion, solid / liquid mixtures, perfumes, shaving foam, aerosols, hair gels, drinks, soups, syrups etc.) For the details on this subject, see LIQUID RESTRICTIONS section.

Articles Prohibited in Hold of an Aircraft
  • Fuses and detonators
  • All types of explosives and explosive systems
  • Fireworks
  • Marking cartridges
  • Mines and Military Explosives
  • Grenades
  • Sparklers
  • High-risk inflammable and incendiary substances
  • Smoke-generators
  • NBC’s (Chemical, Biological, Nuclear - Nuclear, Biological, Chemical) - (except for medical ones)

Prohibited Items List (ICAO Doc.8973)

Yasaklı Maddeler Listesi
(ICAO Doc.8973 / 7. Baskı / Cilt IV / Ek 2) Uçak’ta Kabin İçinde ve Güvenlik Tahditli Alanda Güvenlik Nedeniyle Yasaklanan Maddeler



A) Guns, Firearms And Other Devices That Discharge Projectiles

Devices designed to cause serious injury by discharging a projectile, or capable of being mistaken for such devices, including:

  • Firearms of all types, including pistols, revolvers, rifles and shotguns;
  • Toy guns, replicas and limitation firearms capable of being mistaken for real weapons;
  • Component parts of firearms (excluding telescopic sights);
  • Compressed air and CO 2 guns, including pistols, pellet guns, rifles and ball bearing guns;
  • Signal flare pistols and starter pistols;
  • Bows, cross bows and arrows;
  • Harpoon guns and spear guns; and
  • Slingshots and catapults.

B) Stunning Devıces

Devices designed specifically to stun or immobilize, including:

  • Devices for shocking, such as stun guns (e.g. tasers) and stun batons;
  • Animal stunners and animal killers; and
  • Disabling and incapacitating chemicals, gases and sprays, such as mace, pepper or capsicum spray, tear gas, acid sprays and animal repellent sprays.

C) Objects With Sharp Points Or Sharp Edges

Objects with a sharp point or sharp edge capable of being used to cause serious injury, including:

  • Items designed for chopping, such as axes, hatchets and cleavers;
  • Ice axes and ice picks;
  • Razor blades and box cutters;
  • Knives with blades of more than 6 cm;
  • Scissors with blades of more than 6 cm as measured from the fulcrum;
  • Martial arts equipment with sharp points or sharp edges; and
  • Swords and sabres.

D) Workers’ Tools

Tools capable of being used either to cause serious injury or to threaten the safety of aircraft, including:

  • Crowbars,
  • Drills and drill bits, including cordless portable power drills;
  • Tools with blades or shafts of more than 6 cm capable of being used as weapons, such as screwdrivers and chisels;
  • Saws, including cordless portable power saws;
  • Blowtorches; and
  • Bolt guns and nail guns.

E) Blunt Instruments

Objects capable of being used to cause serious injury when used to hit, including:

  • Baseball and softball bats;
  • Clubs and batons, such as billy clubs, blackjacks and night sticks; and
  • Martial arts equipment.

F) Explosives And Incendiary Substances And Devices

Explosive or incendiary substances or devices capable of being used to cause serious injury or threatening the safety of aircraft, including:

  • Ammunition;
  • Blasting caps;
  • Detonators and fuses;
  • Replica or imitation explosive devices;
  • Mines, grenades and other explosive military stores;
  • Pyrotechnics, including fireworks;
  • Smoke-generating canisters or cartridges; and
  • Dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives.

G) Liquids, Aerosols And Gels

(Without prejudice to the intention to remove liquids, aerosols and gels from the prohibited items list once technologies that can determine whether liquids, aerosols and gels are dangerous have been developed and deployed at airports)

  • Liquids, aerosols and gels, unless in individual containers with a capacity not greater than 100 ml (or equivalent) and contained in one transparent re-sealable plastic bag of a capacity not exceeding 1 L (or equivalent). The contents of the plastic bag should fit comfortably and the bag should be completely closed. Exemptions should be made for medications, baby milk / foods and special dietary requirements.

Articles in Baggage Prohibited in the Hold of an Aircraft for Safety Reasons

(it is noted that rules granting exemptions under defined circumstances may exist)

Explosives And Incendiary Substances And Devıces

Explosive or incendiary substances or devices capable of being used to cause serious injury or threatening the safety of aircraft, including:

  • Ammunition (Limitations, carriage and packaging of ammunition are accordance with the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations);
  • Blasting caps;
  • Detonators and fuses;
  • Mines, grenades and other explosive military stores;
  • Pyrotechnics, including fireworks;
  • Smoke-generating canisters or cartridges; and
  • Dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives.