“I wish you all a good evening. Decisions of the Supreme Military Council, held on July 28, 2016 were presented to and approved by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. I am announcing the command echelon.
Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar, Land Forces Commander Gen. Salih Zeki Çolak, Naval Forces Commander Adm. Recep Bülent Bostanoğlu, Fleet Commander Adm. Veysel Kösele and Air Force Commander Gen. Abidin Ünal remain in post.
Gen. Hasan Küçükakyüz has been appointed the Combatant Air Force and Air Missile Defense Commander, Gen. Yaşar Güler the Gendarmerie Commander, Gen. Musa Avsever the First Army Commander and Gen. İsmail Metin Temel the Second Army Commander.
Third Army Commander Gen. İsmail Serdar Savaş, and Aegean Army Commander Gen. Abdullah Recep remain in their posts. Gen. Tahir Bekiroğlu has been appointed the Land Forces Training and Doctrine Commander and Gen. Ümit Dündar the Deputy Chief of General Staff.
Thank you. Good evening.”