Türkiye’s Supreme Military Council convenes in capital

Baku, August 4, AZERTAC

Türkiye’s Supreme Military Council on Thursday gathered at the presidential complex under the chairmanship of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the capital Ankara, according to Anadolu Agency.

The closed-door meeting sets the agenda for Türkiye’s military and typically deals with promotions, dismissals, and other staffing decisions.

Before the meeting, the council members visited Anitkabir, the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Turkish Republic.

Erdogan wrote in the mausoleum’s memorial book that Türkiye continues to rise as an icon of stability and trust in its region at a critical time, adding: "Outstanding achievements on various fronts, from counter-terrorism to cross-border operations, clearly demonstrate the strength, effectiveness, and capabilities of the Turkish Armed Forces."

Decisions from the meeting are set to be announced later.

Among the top officials attending the closed-door council meeting are Vice President Fuat Oktay, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu, Treasury and Finance Minister Nureddin Nebati, Education Minister Mahmut Ozer, Chief of General Staff Gen. Yasar Guler, Land Forces Commander Musa Avsever, Naval Forces Commander Adnan Ozbal, and Air Forces Commander Hasan Kucukakyuz.

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