Turkish Chief of General Staff Gen. Yasar Buyukanit handed over his post to Gen. Ilker Basbug with a ceremony in Ankara on Thursday.
Gen. Buyukanit said that during his term in office, he focused his studies on fight against terrorism as well as modernization and training of Turkish Armed Forces (TSK).
He added that the target of his studies was to bring all modernities to TSK rapidly.
Gen. Buyukanit said that he acted with the belief that team performance was more important than individual performance.
Gen. Buyukanit said that Black Sea was also tried to be made a ball of problems, adding that Turkey had to be very sensitive in such a condition.
Regarding the developments in Eastern Mediterranean, Gen. Buyukanit said that Turkey was uneasy about the exploration and management of oil reserves as well as efforts to widen sea authority zones in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Delivering a speech at the ceremony, Gen. Ilker Basbug suggested a certain part of the Turkish society believed that religious thoughts were quite influential in the development of a new cultural identity and life style nowadays.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 29 Ağustos 2008, 11:50