Turkish Anti-Doping Commission (TADC) was established in June 2011 with a protocol signed between the Turkish Olympic Committee and General Directorate of Sports on 24 May 2011 under the umbrella of Turkish National Olympic Committee, to form and implement a fully effective anti-doping program in compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code.
Immediately upon its establishment, The Commission held its first board meeting on 29 June 2011 and then prepared the “Turkish Anti Doping Regulation” which was drawn up in accordance with the World Anti Doping Rules (the CODE) of the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA).
Turkish Anti Doping Regulation was translated into English and sent to WADA for approval. It entered into force on September 23, 2011 upon WADA’s approval. The Turkish Anti Doping Regulation and related information was delivered to all national sports federations. National Federations issued statements to confirm that they would comply with the Turkish Anti Doping Regulation and align their respective internal procedures accordingly. In accordance with these statements, anti-doping efforts began on October 14, 2011. Briefing and consultation meeting in relation to the application of the Regulation was held at the Olympic House with the participation of sports federations.
WADA reviewed the Turkish Anti Doping Regulation, the Anti-doping Program and all related activities and indicated in their letter dated November 18, 2011 that they considered all these developments extremely favorable, congratulating the Commission for their efforts. WADA’s Foundation Board included Turkey in the list of the countries compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code at its meeting held in Montreal on November 20, 2011.