The Disaster and Emergency Coordination Board is responsible for assessing information in cases of disasters and emergencies, identifying the measures to be taken, ensuring and inspecting their implementation, and ensuring coordination between public agencies and organizations and NGOs. The Board is chaired by the Undersecretary of the Prime Ministry, and its members consist of the ministers of National Defence, Interior, Finance, National Education, Environment and Urbanization, Health, Transportation, Energy and Natural Resources, Forests and Hydraulic Works, the undersecretaries of the State Planning Organization, the Director General of Disaster and Emergency Management, the General Manager of the Turkish Red Crescent Association and other senior management staff from ministries and organizations appointed by the Board Chair.
*The Board convenes at least four times a year. Moreover, if needed, the Board can convene extraordinarily when called by the Board Chair. The Presidency carries out the secretarial works of the Board.