Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar went to the 14th Unmanned Aircraft Systems Base Command with Chief of General Staff General Yaşar Güler, Land Forces Commander General Musa Avsever, Naval Forces Commander Admiral Adnan Özbal and Air Forces Commander General Hasan Küçükakyüz.
Minister Akar, who received a briefing on the activities from the Base Commander and gave instructions, later planted saplings in the garden of the command with the TAF Command Level. Minister Akar, who went to the ceremony area, attended the Starboard Delivery Ceremony with the commanders accompanying him.
At the ceremony that started after the banner was replaced, a moment of silence was observed and the National Anthem was sung. After reading the history of the unit and the biography of the Unit Commander, Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar handed over the flag to the Base Commander on behalf of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Addressing the union after signing the Sanjak Registry Book, Minister Akar said, “Sancak is the symbol of our national and moral values, our love of homeland and nation, our unity and solidarity, and our determination to live a free and independent life. It is our first duty to protect and glorify our flag of honor at all costs.” he said.
Stating that we are going through a sensitive period and that uncertainty, risk, threat and international instability are increasing day by day, Minister Akar said, “Due to its strategic location, our country and our region are closely affected by the developments. takes.” used the phrase.
Minister Akar stated that the Turkish soldiers have successfully fulfilled all the duties assigned to them on land, at sea and in the air with the understanding of "martyr if I die, veteran if I stay" in order to ensure the security of 84 million people and to protect the rights and interests of their country, and that they will continue to do so in the future. Its forces are carrying out the most comprehensive and effective operations in the history of the Republic.” said.
Minister Akar stated that the Mehmetçik carried out their duties, on the one hand, for border security and the fight against terrorism, on the other hand, at sea and in the air, with determination and success, and said:
“Our counter-terrorism operations continue at an increasing pace and violence. As of July 24, 2015, 33 terrorists have been neutralized in the country, in northern Iraq and Syria. Since the beginning of this year, the number of terrorists neutralized has reached 112. While doing these activities, we respect the rights, laws and borders of all our neighbors. On the other hand, we are determined to do whatever it takes to protect our country, our nation, our citizens and our borders. Our only target is terrorists. At this point, we see the collapse of the terrorist organization. We will not lose our attention and sensitivity in our work. The breath of the Mehmetçik is on the back of the terrorists.
You will be the eyes of our planes and commandos. Ultimately, our struggle will continue until the last terrorist is neutralized. ”
At the command of his nation, at the beginning of his duty
Referring to the importance of the 14th Unmanned Aircraft Systems Base Command, Minister Akar said, “You have made a great contribution to the successful execution of the Euphrates Shield, Olive Branch, Peace Spring, Spring Shield and Claw operations with our high-tech weapon systems and our UAVs and SİHAs. I congratulate all members of the Command for your outstanding efforts and achievements.” said.
Stating that Turkey is a great and powerful country with its history, values, geography and army, Minister Akar said, “The Turkish Armed Forces, with its national, spiritual and professional values filtered through our thousands of years of glorious history, and with the inspiration it receives from the love, trust and prayers of our nation, in the light of reason and science. Within the framework of the Constitution and in line with the laws, it is at the disposal of its nation, under the command and command of our President, the rank of chiefs and commanders. No one should doubt that.” used the phrases.
Minister Akar, kazanHe concluded his speech by conveying his wishes of mercy to the martyrs, who had the most important share in the achievements, and healing to the veterans.