For Your Safety

For Your Safety

Attend to your bags and possessions at all times. Do not leave bags unattended even for a very short period. Do not forget, unattended luggage will be confiscated and/or destroyed by the Security Staff.

Do not accept any packages from strangers.

Do not joke about having weapons or bombs to indicate terrorist activity. Do not forget! Such statements may lead to misunderstandings.

Items Barred from Hand Luggage

1. Weapons & Firearms:

  • Any caliber grooved weapons
  • Any and all shotguns and machine guns
  • Fake firearms or toy weapons
  • Air guns
  • Toy guns
  • Masked or camouflaged weapons (i.e. pen knives)
  • Starting pistols
  • Pieces of weapons (except telescopic target boards or target boards)
  • Ball firing weapons (plastic or metal)
  • Point guns
  • Launchers and catapults
  • Electric powered shock devices
  • Gun–shaped lighters
  • Industrial bolt, nail and harpoon guns
  • Bow and arrows
  • Harpoon guns
  • Sedative injection devices for animals
  • Paint guns
  • Pistols and capsules

2. Sharp Edged Weapons and Items

  • Any variety of ax
  • Arrows and darts
  • Spears, pikes, harpoons
  • Hooks
  • Ice Axes
  • Choppers
  • Launchers
  • Cleats
  • Daggers
  • Clasp or gauge knives
  • Blades, swords, bayonets
  • Sharp edged and arrowed knives
  • Diving equipment (oxygen tube, divers knife)
  • Scissors 
  • Ice breakers
  • Razors and shaving knives
  • Metal cutters
  • Needles
  • Jack knives
  • Corkscrews
  • Climbing Equipment (adze, hammer, ice ax etc.)
  • Skiing, walking and climbing sticks
  • Nail Files
  • Skewers
  • Umbrellas
  • Box cutters

Any items used for fighting, attack and defense (long sticks, swords, telescopic batons, knuckles, bayonets, maces, mace whips, choking wire or chains, skewer sticks, nunchakus etc.)

  • Ice skates
  • Pen knives
  • Hunting Knives
  • Any type of carpentry tools (hammer, screwdriver, drill, saw etc.)
  • Sharp medical tools (lancet, scalpel etc.)
  • Cutlery (spoon, knife, fork)
  • Hypodermic needles
  • Battery operated screw guns, drills and heads/tips
  • Electrical saw

3. Explosives and Flammable Substances

  • Fuse and detonators
  • Dynamite and imitations
  • Fireworks (rockets)
  • Hand grenades and imitations
  • Plastic explosives
  • Imitated explosives
  • Mine, gunpowder and other army commodities
  • Ammunition and munitions
  • Flammable liquids (Petrol, Benzine, Diesel, Alcohol, Ethanol, Gas Oil etc.)
  • Spray paints
  • Thinner and turpentine
  • Gas and gas cylinders (Oxygen, Propane, Butane, Acetone)
  • Liquid and gas for lighters
  • Imitation flammable items
  • Matches which are ignitable on all surfaces
  • Beverages with 70% or more alcohol level

4. Commodities which do not have sharp or pointed tips/heads:

  • Golf clubs
  • Cricket bats
  • Baseball bats
  • Hockey sticks
  • Oars (canoe etc.)
  • Cuffs
  • Rackets (tennis, squash)
  • Lacrosse sticks
  • Any kind of cue (billiards etc.)
  • Skateboards
  • Fishing equipment and fishing gear
  • Any kind of baton, club or stick
  • Ski equipment
  • Rope, Hawser
  • Surf boards

5. Chemicals and Toxic Substances:

Acids and batteries

Radioactive materials

Dry ice (more than 2kgs)

Selfflammable substances

Fire extinguishers

Dog repellent sprays


Substances which are contagious and may create biologic danger (septic blood, bacteria and viruses)

Sprays which may cause disability or limit defense (pepper spray, tear gases, CN and CS gases which look like key rings.

Chlorine and bleach

Pressurized gas cylinders


Useful Information

At Gate Metal Detector Points
At Gate Metal Detector Points

All items such as push chairs and cradles must be put through the Gate Metal Detectors...

Items Subject to X-Ray Check
Items Subject to X-Ray Check

All luggage/handbags and laptops including those belonging to your children are checked...

Families with Children
Families with Children

In order to maintain a secure environment within our airports for passengers and...

To Avoid Wasting Time during Security Checks
To Avoid Wasting Time during Security Checks

While waiting for your turn at the security check points and without waiting...

Useful Tips
Useful Tips

We would like to call your attention to the following security issues