Eskişehir, Turkey – Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar and TAF command echelon, participated in the opening ceremony of the 2020-2021 flight training year held at the 1. main jet base command.

General Yasar Güler, General Ümit Dündar, Commander of the Land Forces, Admiral Adnan Özbal, Commander of the Navy, and General Hasan Küçükakyüz, Commander of the Air Force, came to the commander of the Combat Air Force to attend the ceremony together with Minister Hulusi Akar.

Minister Akar and TAF command echelon were greeted by Eskişehir governor Erol Ayyıldız, Commander of the Combat Air Force General Atilla Gülan and other officials.

After the reception Hulusi Akar, who moved to the 1. main jet base command, and the TAF command echelon, took their place in the area. Prayers were then recited, as before each flight training year, the traditional sacrifice was carried out.

Minister Akar gave a speech at the ceremony
Minister Akar, who stated that the TAF has performed every task that it must do for its country and nation, and that it will continue to do so after that, noted that they will move the banner of duty even higher.

Akar, who spoke about the importance of implementing measures against coronavirus, said that they have gone through a very sensitive, critical period, are committed to fighting terrorism at home and across the border, and are fulfilling everything that needs to be done on land, sea and air to protect and protect Turkey’s other rights, interests and interests.

Blue Homeland message
Akar noted that all terrorist organizations, especially the PKK/YPG, Daesh, FETO, and Turkey are fighting against threats and dangers, noting that 83 million people should work day and night to protect and protect the security, sovereignty, independence of Turkey, this heavenly homeland on land, sea, air, even now in the skies of Turkey, in the Blue homeland and on land, both at home and beyond the border.

At the disposal of the Turkish Armed Forces nation
The Minister of national defense noted that activities in the Aegean, Eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus and Libya are continuing, and the Air Force Command also plays an important role in the tasks carried out.

Akar, who stated that the dominance in the heavens and the sky is out of the question for anyone to give sovereignty and independence to remember if Turkey does not have a presence here, said that this is a matter of struggle, the role of the TAF in this struggle should not be forgotten, all work should be planned and carried out according to this.

Akar noted that in order to exist in this geography, it is necessary to fight, in no way can turkey stop and slow down the struggle, otherwise they will not give a chance to live, he stressed that everyone should work hard for him.

Minister Akar, who reported that the TAF, which came out of the bosom of the noble Turkish nation, in the light of reason and science, within the framework of the Constitution and laws, continued its struggle with the understanding of ‘if I die, if I remain a martyr, gazi’ in accordance with the instructions of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, without saying Day and night, said that no one should doubt that the TAF is at the head of its duty at the command of its nation.

Akar, the minister of national defense, said that Turkey will continue to protect the rights, benefits and interests of the nation, including its Cypriot brothers, without allowing even the smallest violation.

Akar wished successful missions to the personnel who had sacrificed in difficult terrain and weather conditions.

After the ceremony, Minister Hulusi Akar inaugurated the new flying training year with his flight with the F-16.

General Hasan Küçükakyüz, commander of the Air Force, and General Atilla Gulan, Commander of the Combat Air Force, also accompanied the flight