General Hilmi Özkök (born 1940 in Turgutlu, Manisa Province) was the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces of Turkey. Manisa Province is a province in western Turkey. Its neighboring provinces are İzmir to the west Aydın to the south Denizli to A commander-in-chief is the Commander of a nation's Military forces or significant element of those forces The Turkish Armed Forces (TAF (Türk Silahlı Kuvvetleri or TSK consist of the Army, the Navy (including naval aviation and naval infantry and the Air Force Turkey (Türkiye known officially as the Republic of Turkey ( is a Eurasian Country that stretches He took up that post on 28 August 2002 and served until August 30, 2006 when he retired and was succeeded by General Yaşar Büyükanıt. Events 475 - The Roman General Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his Capital See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1363 - Beginning date of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the forces of two Chinese rebel leaders— Chen Youliang and Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. General Mehmet Yaşar Büyükanıt (b September 1, 1940) was the 25th Chief of the Turkish General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces
According to the Turkish constitution, Commander-in-Chief is responsible to the Prime Minister. The current Constitution of Turkey, ratified in 1982 establishes the organization of the government of the Republic of Turkey and sets out the principles and rules of the A commander-in-chief is the Commander of a nation's Military forces or significant element of those forces This is a chronological list of Prime Ministers of Turkey, since the establishment of that position in 1920, during the Turkish War of Independence. In peacetime, Commander-in-Chief serves as the Commander of the Turkish Armed Forces and in times of war, the "Commander in Chief" authority on behalf of the President. A commander-in-chief is the Commander of a nation's Military forces or significant element of those forces The President of Turkey ( Cumhurbaşkanı) is the Head of state of the Republic of Turkey.
Hilmi Özkök was born in Turgutlu, Manisa and has been a career soldier. Manisa ( Ottoman Turkish: مانيسا Manisa; Greek: Μαγνησία Latin: Magnesia) is a large city in Turkey 's He was educated at the Isiklar (Işıklar) Military High School in Bursa and went from there in 1957 to complete a two year course at the Turkish Military Academy. Bursa (historically also known as Prussa, Greek: Προύσα and later as Brusa) is a city in northwestern Turkey and the seat Özkök left there as a second Lieutenant in the artillery. Second Lieutenant is the lowest commissioned officer Military rank in many Armed forces. Artillery (from French artillerie) is a military Combat Arm which employs any apparātus machine He studied at the Army War College and the NATO Defence College in the 1970s. The North Atlantic Treaty
Özkök is considered as a dove within the Turkish army, as he has expressed support to Turkey's alignment with the European Union, and has accepted the reduced role of the National Security Council. The European Union ( EU) is a political and economic union of twenty-seven member states, located primarily in Per article 118 of the Turkish Constitution, the National Security Council ( Turkish: Milli Güvenlik Kurulu (MGK is set up as an advisory organ composed
After completing the course at the Army War College in 1972, Özkök moved into military staff, initially with the Special Weapons Branch of the Allied Forces Southern Europe (AFSOUTH) and then at SHAPE. Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe ( SHAPE) is the central command of NATO Military forces He was promoted to Brigadier General in 1984 and worked as Chief of Planning and Operations for the General Staff (TGS). Brigadier General is the lowest ranking General Officer in some countries usually sitting between the ranks of Colonel and Major General. From 1986-1988 he commanded the 70th Infantry Brigade and on his promotion to Major General in 1988 he commanded the 28th Infantry Division. Major General or Major-General is a Military rank used in many countries He returned to the TGS in 1990 and was promoted to Lieutenant General in 1992 when he was sent to Brussels to head the Turkish NATO Military Delegation for three years. Lieutenant General is a Military rank used in many countries The rank traces its origins to the Middle Ages where the title of Lieutenant General was held by the Brussels (Bruxelles pronounced; Brussel pronounced) officially the Brussels Capital-Region, is
On 30 August 1996 Özkök was promoted to full General and took charge of the NATO Allied Land Forces South-Eastern Europe (LANDSOUTHEAST) located in İzmir. Events 1363 - Beginning date of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the forces of two Chinese rebel leaders— Chen Youliang and Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) İzmir, historically Smyrna, is the third most populous city of Turkey and the country's largest port after İstanbul. He returned again to the TGS in 1998, this time as Deputy Chief. After a brief stint with the 1st Army, he was made Commander of the Turkish Army in 2000 before receiving his post, succeeding Hüseyin Kıvrıkoğlu. Hüseyin Kıvrıkoğlu (born 1934 is a Turkish general who became the 23rd Commander of the Turkish Armed Forces on August 28, 1998 for a four-year He served at this position until his retirement from the armed forces on August 30, 2006. Events 1363 - Beginning date of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the forces of two Chinese rebel leaders— Chen Youliang and Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
He is married to Özenç Özkök and has two children.
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Agu 28, 2002–Agu 28, 2006