Turkish PM asked to testify before panel

ANKARA, Turkey, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been asked to testify before a parliamentary panel investigating past military coups.

Turkish official concerned about talks

ANKARA, Turkey, July 31 (UPI) -- A Turkish military official says he is concerned about talks to reunify the Mediterranean island of Cyprus.

Terrorism a 'sickness,' Turkish chief says

ANKARA, Turkey, July 8 (UPI) -- Chief of the Turkish General Staff Gen. Yasar Buyukanit said Tuesday terrorism is a "sickness" of the modern age that requires a transnational approach.

Top U.S. general talks PKK with Ankara

ANKARA, Turkey, July 3 (UPI) -- A top U.S. military general met in Ankara with Turkish military officials Thursday to discuss military matters concerning the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK.

Turkey, Iran cooperate against Iraqi Kurds

ISTANBUL, Turkey, June 5 (UPI) -- Turkey and Iran are cooperating in joint military efforts against Kurdish separatists in northern Iraq, Turkey's top military leader said.

Turk general warns Pakistan about Taliban

ANKARA, Turkey, March 10 (UPI) -- The head of Turkey's military told a conference in Ankara that cozying up to the Taliban could backfire for Pakistani opposition political parties.

Turkey satisfied with latest Kurd campaign

ANKARA, Turkey, March 3 (UPI) -- Turkey's top military commander Monday vowed to keep up the pressure on Kurdish rebels following a successful campaign into northern Iraq.
Gates urges quick end to Turkish incursion

Gates urges quick end to Turkish incursion

ANKARA, Turkey, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates urged Turkey to end its incursion into northern Iraq quickly but Turkish officials said they would take as long as needed.

Turkey warns U.S. of strained relations

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Turkey's military commander said relations with the United States would plummet if a congressional resolution on Armenian genocide proceeds.

Gul lacking support of Turkish military

ANKARA, Turkey, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The rift between Turkish President Abdullah Gul and his nation's military grew this week when military leaders announced they would not attend two receptions.

Turkey's big surprise

PARIS, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- It may be time for Europeans and Americans to forget what they though they knew about Turkey, since it appears that the conventional wisdom -- and the fears of the Turkish military that the country was lurching towards Islamism -- may have been wrong.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Turkey elects ex-Islamist Gul president

ANKARA, Turkey, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Turkey’s Parliament Tuesday elected Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul president giving the country its first former Islamist head of state.

Peace talks resume in Cyprus

NICOSIA, Cyprus, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- President Tassos Papadopoulos of Cyprus and Turkish-Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat have agreed to resume their peace talks.

The Turkish crisis

PARIS, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Turkey faces a political, a military and a foreign policy crisis all at once, which means the U.S. may have to choose between its new Kurdish friends and its traditional Turkish ally.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Turkey eyes Iraq raid for Kurdish rebels

ANKARA, Turkey, April 12 (UPI) -- The chief of the Turkish Army said Thursday that his country's military needs to cross into Iraq to crack down on Turkish Kurds there. "If you ask me whether a cross-border operation is needed, yes it is needed. It would be useful," Chief of the General S
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General Mehmet Yaşar Büyükanıt§ (b. 1 September 1940) was the 25th Chief of the Turkish General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces, from 28 August 2006 to 28 August 2008.

General Yaşar Büyükanıt was born in Istanbul, Turkey on 1 September 1940. He joined the Erzincan Military High School in 1959. He graduated from the Turkish Military Academy in 1961 as an infantry officer. After graduating from the Infantry School in 1963, he served in different units of the Turkish Army as a Platoon and Commando Company Commander until 1970.

Following his graduation from the Army Staff College in 1972, he served as the Chief of Operations at the 6th Infantry Division, as an instructor at the Army Staff College, as the Chief of the Intelligence Division Basic Intelligence Branch Forces and Systems Section at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in Mons, Belgium, as the Section and then Branch Chief of the General-Admiral Branch at the Turkish General Staff (TGS) Headquarters, as the Commander of Kuleli Military High School and of the Presidential Guard Regiment.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Yasar Buyukanit."
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