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Hulusi AKAR was born in Kayseri in 1952. After completing his primary and secondary education in Kayseri, he graduated from the Military Academy in 1972, the Infantry School in 1973 and the Army Command and Staff College in 1982.

He actively served in the Turkish Armed Forces for a total of 49 years. During his military career as an officer, he served in various positions at the Turkish Armed Forces and NATO including the command of Turkish Task Force in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1997-1998). As a flag officer, he commanded the Internal Security Brigade in Tunceli/Hozat (1998-2000), the Military Academy (2002-2005), the Army Command and Staff College (2005-2007), the Land Fo...

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OPERATION PEACE SPRING PRESS RELEASE

09.10.2019

Today, as of 16.00, the Turkish Armed Forces launched the implementation of the “Operation Peace Spring” plan, prepared upon the directive of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

The operation is being conducted by respecting the territorial integrity of Syria and in the framework of the “Right of Self Defence” in Article 51 of the UN Charter, resolutions 1373 (2001), 1624 (2005), 2170 (2014), 2178 (2014), 2249 (2015) and 2254 (2015) adopted by the UNSC on the fight against terrorism, and also the rights of Turkey emanating from international law.

Similar to Operation Euphrates Shield and Operation Olive Branch, during the planning and execution of the operation, only  terrorists and their fortifications, trenches, positions, weapons, vehicles and equipment  are being targeted while utmost attention and diligence is being paid to ensure that civilians/innocent people and historical, cultural, religious buildings and infrastructure in the area of the operation, as well as friendly and allied elements likely to be in the region are not harmed.

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