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Security Journal

, Volume 31, Issue 2, pp 470–500 | Cite as

Research determining issues on the administrative success of security services at civil airports in Turkey

  • Selçuk Kayhan
  • Nalan Ergün
  • Ender Gerede
Original Article

Abstract

The aim of this study is to identify problems affecting the managerial success of airport security services in Turkey and to develop solutions for these problems. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with a total of 19 participants serving in various positions in the Turkish National Police (TNP) and Private Security and Customs Enforcement Organizations in Turkey’s airport security services. The qualitative data obtained were analyzed using the inductive method. As a result of the analysis, problems affecting the managerial success of airport security services in Turkey were evaluated under the themes of ‘different organizations serving in airport security services,’ ‘aviation security not being a field of specialization,’ ‘problems stemming from regulation,’ ‘problems stemming from audits,’ ‘problems specific to stakeholders,’ ‘aviation security training,’ and ‘security commitment.’

Keywords

Civil aviation security Airport security Civil aviation management 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil Aviation ManagementAmasya UniversityAmasyaTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Aviation ManagementAnadolu UniversityEskisehirTurkey

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