Mitecame to the Air Force Command Headquarters with the Chief of the General Staff, General Yaşar Güler, the Commander of the Land Forces, General Musa Avsever, and the Commander of the Naval Forces, Gen. Adnan Özbal.
Welcomed by Air Force Commander General Hasan Küçükakyüz, Minister Akar, accompanied by his TAF command level and transferred to the Air Force Command Operations Center.
against terrorist targets in northern Iraq. Minister Akar, who was briefed on the air campaign, held a video conference meeting with the Combat Air Force Operations Center.
Receiving information about the latest situation in the air campaign, Akar said, “Our heroic Turkish Armed Forces launched the Claw Lock Operation against terrorist targets in order to eliminate the terrorist attacks against our people and security forces from the north of Iraq and to ensure our border security.” he said.
Stating that targets belonging to the terrorist organization were under heavy fire within the scope of the operation, Akar said:
“In the operation carried out within the scope of the prepared plan, terrorist targets in Metina, Zap and Avaşin-Basyan regions were first fired by our air forces. Our heroic pilots successfully hit targets consisting of shelters, bunkers, caves, tunnels, ammunition depots and so-called headquarters belonging to the terrorist organization. The targets determined by Fırtına, MLRA and other artillery elements were heavily fired and hit with full accuracy. Our heroic commandos and burgundy berets, supported by our ATAK helicopters, UAVs and SİHAs, infiltrated the region by infiltrating the land and with an air attack operation. So far, our operation continues successfully as planned. The targets set in the first phase have been achieved.”
“The breath of Mehmetçik is on the back of the terrorists”
Akar stated that they followed the operation in which Land, Naval and Air Force elements took part, from the operation centers with Chief of General Staff General Güler, Land Forces Commander General Avsever, Naval Forces Commander General Özbal and Air Force Commander Hasan Küçükakyüz:
“We have carried out a detailed study since the planning phase of the operation. Our soldiers, inspired by the love, trust and prayers of our noble nation, carry out their work with great heroism and sacrifice under the orders and command of their commanders. We have no doubt that he will succeed in the tasks given to him, as he has done so far. I hope this operation will continue.” will be completed successfully as planned. As a result, we are determined to save our noble nation from the terror scourge that has plagued our country for 40 years. Our struggle will continue until the last terrorist is neutralized. The breath of the Mehmetçi is on the back of the terrorists. We see that the terrorist organization is in a process of collapse. These activities are carried out in a manner that respects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of friendly and brotherly Iraq. I would like to reiterate that our only target is terrorists. t is shown.”
He addressed the pilots participating in the operation over the radio.
Minister of National Defense Akar also spoke over the radio with the pilots who participated in the air campaign carried out within the scope of Operation Claw Lock.
Conveying his wishes for success to the pilots, Akar said, “We follow your activities closely with great pride and pleasure. The targets set so far have been successfully hit as planned. These missions you performed in accordance with the glorious history of our Air Force will always be remembered with pride.” he said.
Akar also met with Admiral Ercüment Tatlıoğlu, the Commander of the Navy, who conducted the Blue Homeland Exercise in the Aegean, Mediterranean and Black Seas. “I wish you success in your work, may your bow be clear and your seas calm. I wish success to our beams,” he said.
After completing his examinations there, Minister Akar moved to the Land Forces Operations Center with the TAF command level accompanying him.
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