The organizations of tradesmen and craftsmen are realized by vocational institutions/organizations in Turkey. Membership in vocational organizations is mandatory. There are 3160 vocational chambers, 13 federations, 82 union of chambers of tradesmen and craftsmen in provinces and the Confederation of Turkish Tradesmen and Craftsmen (TESK) as an umbrella organization that are organized in terms of vocations.
Determination of authorities, duties, organs, structure of the organizations of tradesmen and craftsmen vocational institutions/organizations is carried out by the Directorate General of Tradesmen and Craftsmen under the concerned law. Also the establishment and closure procedures of these organizations are executed by the Directorate General.