The Ministry of National Defense in Turkey has released a statement condemning any efforts to bring the Turkish Armed Forces and their commanders into political debates. The Ministry stated that such actions are disrespectful to the unity, integrity, and security of the country and the personnel of the Turkish Armed Forces. They have also noted that manipulative and unrealistic news and comments have been made recently by individuals who wish to use the Armed Forces and Command Level for their political purposes.
The statement stressed the importance of respecting the Turkish Armed Forces and their heroic efforts in fulfilling their duties. They have successfully carried out all kinds of tasks with the love, trust, and prayers of the Turkish nation. The Ministry called on citizens to not engage in any discourses directed at the Turkish Armed Forces and to keep it out of daily polemics.
The Turkish Armed Forces have been tasked with protecting the rights and interests of the country and its citizens both at home and beyond the borders. The personnel of the Turkish Armed Forces are determined to continue their activities with a sense of duty, regardless of the terrain and climatic conditions they face.
The Ministry emphasized the need for respect towards the Turkish Armed Forces and all that they do for the country. It called on citizens to refrain from politicizing their actions and to support the Armed Forces in their efforts to protect the country and the nation.