Presidential Guard Regiment (Turkey)
|Presidential Guard Regiment|
Cumhurbaşkanlığı Muhafız Alayı
18 July 1920 – July 2016|
(96 years, 4 months)
|Role||Presidential protection, honor guard|
|Colonel Muhsin Kutsi Barış|
Presidential Guard Regiment (Turkish: Cumhurbaşkanlığı Muhafız Alayı) was a military unit stationed in Çankaya Köşkü, the official residence of the Prime Minister of Turkey and until 2014 the official residence of the President of Turkey. The Guard Regiment was the only unit in the Land Forces of Turkish Armed Forces to wear turquoise and white ceremonial uniforms.
Following the abortive coup attempt of 2016, almost 300 members of this unit were arrested. Shortly thereafter, the Turkish government announced that the entire Presidential Guard Regiment is to be disbanded.