the Turkish Armed Forces


The Turkish Armed Forces are the military forces of the Republic of Turkey.

Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly on the Anatolian peninsula in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe.

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They consist of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force.

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The Gendarmerie and the Coast Guard, both of which have law enforcement and military functions, operate as components of the internal security forces in peacetime, and are subordinate to the Ministry of Interior.

A hierarchy is an arrangement of items in which the items are represented as being "above," "below," or "at the same level as" one another.


In wartime, they are subordinate to the Army and Navy.


The President of Turkey is the military's overall head.

A president is the leader of a country or a division or part of a country, typically a republic, a democracy, or a dictatorship.


The current Chief of the General staff is General Hulusi Akar.

A general officer is an officer of high rank in the army, and in some nations' air forces or marines.


The Chief of the General Staff is the Commander of the Armed Forces.


In wartime, he acts as the Commander in Chief on behalf of the President of Turkey, who represents the Supreme Military Command of the TAF on behalf of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.

The Grand National Assembly of Turkey, usually referred to simply as the TBMM or Parliament, is the unicameral Turkish legislature.


Commanding the Armed Forces and establishing the policies and programs related with the preparation for combat of personnel, intelligence, operations, organization, training and logistic services are the responsibilities of the General Staff.


Furthermore, the General Staff coordinates the military relations of the TAF with NATO member states and other friendly nations.

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949.


Official claims state that the army was founded by Modu Chanyu of the Xiongnu Empire in 209 BC, but the modern history of the army began with its formation after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire.

The Ottoman Empire, also known as the Turkish Empire, Ottoman Turkey, was an empire founded at the end of the thirteenth century in northwestern Anatolia in the vicinity of Bilecik and Söğüt by the Oghuz Turkish tribal leader Osman.

The Xiongnu, were a confederation of nomadic peoples who, according to ancient Chinese sources, inhabited the eastern Asian Steppe from the 3rd century BC to the late 1st century AD.

Modu Chanyu, sometimes also transcribed as Maodun who was born in circa 234 BC and died in 174 BC, was the fourth known Xiongnu ruler[1] and the founder of the Xiongnu Empire.


After becoming a member of NATO on 18 February 1952, Turkey initiated a comprehensive modernization program for its armed forces.

The military, also called the armed forces, are forces authorized to use deadly force, and weapons, to support the interests of the state and some or all of its citizens.


The Turkish Army sent troops to fight in Korea, where they played pivotal roles at some points.

An army or ground force is a fighting force that fights primarily on land.


Towards the end of the 1980s, a second restructuring process was initiated.


The Turkish Armed Forces participate in European Union battlegroups under the control of the European Council, namely the Italian-Romanian-Turkish Battlegroup.

The European Council, charged with defining the EU's overall political direction and priorities, is the institution of the European Union that comprises the heads of state or government of the member states, along with the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission.


The TAF also contributes operational staff to the Eurocorps multinational army corps initiative of the EU and NATO.

The European Corps, also abbreviated Eurocorps, is an intergovernmental military corps of approximately 1,000 soldiers stationed in Strasbourg, Alsace, France.


The Turkish Armed Forces collectively rank as the second largest standing military force in NATO, after the U.S. Armed Forces, with an estimated strength in 2015 of 639,551 military, civilian and paramilitary personnel.


Turkey is one of five NATO member states which are part of the nuclear sharing policy of the alliance, together with Belgium, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands.

Nuclear sharing is a concept in NATO's policy of nuclear deterrence, which involves member countries without nuclear weapons of their own in the planning for the use of nuclear weapons by NATO, and in particular provides for the armed forces of these countries to be involved in delivering these weapons in the event of their use.


A total of 90 B61 nuclear bombs are hosted at the Incirlik Air Base, 40 of which are allocated for use by the Turkish Air Force in case of a nuclear conflict, but their use requires the approval of NATO.

An air force, also known in some countries as an air army, is in the broadest sense, the national military organization that primarily conducts aerial warfare.

The B61 nuclear bomb is one of the primary thermonuclear weapons in the U.S. Enduring Stockpile following the end of the Cold War.

Incirlik Air Base is an air base of slightly more than 3320 ac, located in the İncirlik quarter of the city of Adana, Turkey.

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