Turkish Armed Forces
Chief of General Staff Hulusi Akar has said Turkey is the only NATO member country that is neighboring three crisis areas, namely Syria, Iraq and Ukraine, speaking at NATO's Military Committee conference in Istanbul late on Sept. 12.
"These crises are in Syria, Iraq and Ukraine. These threats affect not only the region but also global security.
I know this is an absurd question. The name of our state in all official documents here and abroad is the ?Republic of Turkey.? Well then, why such a question; why such a title?
Let me explain.
While he was delivering his Aug. 30 Victory Day message, our new Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar said some interesting things which drew my attention.
General Hulusi Akar, the Commander of the Turkish Land Forces was appointed as the new Chief of General Staff (CGS) by President Tayyip Erdo?an following the three-day Supreme Military Council (YA?) meetings held Aug. 3-5 and chaired by Prime Minister Ahmet Davuto?lu.