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Halil Ibrahim Fırtına (born 1941 in Ordu, Turkey) is a retired Turkish Air Force General and Commander of the Turkish Air Force.[1]

Firtina retired in 2005 following revelations of the alleged "Sledgehammer" coup plan by senior members of the Turkish armed forces.[2][3][4]

Military offices
Preceded by
Cumhur Asparuk
Commander of the Turkish Air Force
August 27, 2003–August 25, 2005
Succeeded by
Faruk Cömert


  1. ^ Shtauber, Zvi; Shapir, Yiftah (2006). The Middle East strategic balance, 2004-2005. Sussex Academic Press. p. 19. ISBN 978-1-84519-108-5.
  2. ^ Ex-military chiefs decide to sing same refrain Today's Zaman, 6 January 2010
  3. ^ Deputy launches campaign for investigation of coup plot Today's Zaman, 12 May 2008
  4. ^ Grove, Thomas. Turkish commanders testify in plot probe Reuters, 5 December 2009