Chief of General Staff Gen. Necdet Özel expressed pride in the successes of the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) during a congratulatory Eid al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice, speech on Tuesday.
“Our Turkish Armed Forces, which have successfully fulfilled duties that it undertakes with the material and spiritual power that it takes from the love and trust of our noble nation, has the righteous pride of earning the appreciation of the entire world due to its successes and having made important contributions to maintaining peace and security not only in its region but also in various places of the world,” Özel said in a message released for Eid al-Adha.
Particularly congratulating his fellow comrades taking part in the fight against terror, Özel paid his respects to the memory of Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and his comrades in arms. “Gazi” means veteran in Turkish and Atatürk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey, earned this title when he fought as chief commander in the Independence War.
(Hürriyet Daily News)