Handover ceremony held at the Naval Forces Command

Retired Admiral Adnan OzbalAt the ceremony attended by the Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar, he was appointed as the Commander of the Naval Forces, Admiral Ercument Tatliogluhanded it over to

Due to Admiral Adnan Özbal’s retirement Naval Forces CommandThe handover ceremony was held in

The handover ceremony started after Minister Akar, who greeted the ceremony squad, signed the book of honor.

Transferring his Naval Forces Command badge to Admiral Ercüment Tatlıoğlu, Özbal said, “As a naval high school student, I say goodbye to my military and navy life, which I started in Heybeliada in 1973 at the age of 15, and to my uniform, which I carried with honor for 49 years, on 30 August 2022.” said.

Admiral Özbal said:

“In 2020, an all-time record was broken for 200,000 hours of sailing, our TCG Giresun ship operated for 182 days without landing, and the Oruç Reis research ship was successfully escorted and protected in the Eastern Mediterranean for 82 days in the same year. Support was provided to friendly elements with the group, and countermeasures against mines were successfully implemented in the Black Sea.

Admiral Tatlıoğlu, wearing his badge, stated that he was proud to be appointed as the Commander of the Naval Forces of Turkey, a naval country.

Admiral Tatlıoğlu emphasized that the Naval Forces should be more effective, deterrent and respectable than ever, in order to adequately protect the rights and interests at sea, given the current security environment.

Admiral Ercüment Tatlıoğlu said, “With this awareness, in line with the goal of owning an excellent and capable Turkish navy, as demonstrated by the great leader Atatürk, it will be our first priority task to carry our Naval Forces to a much higher level in all respects, as it has been so far.” used the phrases.

The Chief of the General Staff, General Yaşar Güler, congratulated his comrades who transferred and took over the task.

General Güler said, “We are happy to witness the joy of our heroic comrades in arms, who have served the Turkish Armed Forces for most of their lives in order to preserve the unity and solidarity of our noble nation and the indivisible integrity of our state. I hope it will.” he said.

At the end of the ceremony, Tatlıoğlu presented Admiral Özbal with the “command penny” he used during his duty.

“The services rendered by our Naval Forces Commander will be remembered with respect”

Speaking at the ceremony, Minister Akar said, “These services rendered by our Commander of the Naval Forces, who do not fit into the sea, will always be cherished and remembered with great respect, in photographs, videos and in the memory of people, both individually and corporately.” said.

Stating that the Turkish Armed Forces were going through the busiest days in the history of the Republic, Akar said:

“It is really a privilege to command the Naval and Air Forces in such a period. Studies and practices were carried out on all tactical and technical issues that you can think of. Really, my friends had the opportunity to use all of their knowledge and experience for the homeland, the nation, the flag, the republic. A very serious, intense, meaningful, comprehensive and conscious struggle has been waged on land, at sea and in the air, with the understanding of being a martyr if we die, or a veteran if we remain in order to protect and protect the rights, interests and interests of our country, our nation and our state.

Wishing the handover ceremony at the Naval Forces Command to be auspicious for the country and the nation, Akar said, “May your bow be clear and your seas calm.” used the phrase.

Minister Akar presented Admiral Özbal with a commemorative plaque and service certificate.

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