Date : 6/26/2018
Subject : MESSAGE ISSUED BY MINISTER OF NATIONAL DEFENCE MR. NURETTİN CANİKLİ CONCERNING " THE ESTABLISHMENT ANNIVERSARY OF THE LAND FORCES COMMAND "
On the occassion of the establishment anniversary of our Land Forces Command, being the guaranty of the country security and forming a basis of Turkish Armed Forces which is one of the well established and most respected armies in the world, I wholeheartedly congratulate all the staff of our Land Forces Command.
In an environment of uncertainities and risks emerging from the politic and military developments seen especially in our region and in the world, Operation Euphrates Shield, Operation Olive Branch and Operation Fight Against Terrorism, conducted not only to provide peace and security in the region but also to prevent the formation of terror corridor of terror organization in our southern borders and to preserve our borders against terror organizations deployed in the northern part of Iraq and Syria, has proven that they have been a factor of power and balance factor in her region and has become a source of power of our nation owing to the success achieved during these operations. Our Land Forces Command shall continue to be one of the significant guaranty of regional and global peace, stability, tranquilityand security.
On the occassion of the 2227th establishment anniversary of the Land Forces Command, I remember Gazi Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK his fellow fighters and all our martyrs and veterans with mercy and gratitude , the founder of our state who left this holy land.