Osman Pamukoğlu (born December 27, 1947) is a retired major general of the Turkish Army, author and politician who founded the Rights and Equality Party on September 4, 2008 in remembrance of the Congress of Sivas.
|Leader of the Rights and Equality Party|
4 September 2008 – 4 March 2015
|Preceded by||Party established|
|Succeeded by||Cazim Gürbüz|
|Born||December 27, 1947|
Gerze, Sinop, Turkey
|Awards||Turkish Armed Forces Medal of Establishment of Superior Troops, Turkish Armed Forces Medal of Distinguished Courage and Self-Sacrifice (First class)|
|Years of service||1968–2002|
|Commands||42nd Infantry Regiment, Hakkari Mountain and Commando Brigade, 28th Mechanized Infantry Division, Infantry School Command|
He holds the title of being the only general in the Turkish Army honored with five medals of "Establishment of Superior Troops". He also received two medals of High Courage and Sacrifice and other less significant awards during his service. He also holds the title of being the only general who fought amongst his soldiers, after Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.
On July 28, 2008, he declared a statement on his personal website about the state of the circumstance in which Turkey was, and guiding principles and promised actions of the party. HEPAR was established within the following period of 36 days. His party is distinct from the remaining political parties of Turkey as it is the only political movement that is sponsored by the donations of the public, his supporters and predominantly his readers.
Books by Osman PamukoğluEdit
- Unutulanlar Dışında Yeni Bir Şey Yok (2003) (ISBN 975-10-2254-1)
- Ey Vatan Arkadaşlar Uykulardan Uyansın (2004) (ISBN 975-10-2240-1)
- Kara Tohum (2005) (ISBN 975-10-2404-8)
- Ayandon (2005) (ISBN 975-10-2511-7)
- Yolcu/Beyhude Geçmesin Bu Ömür (2006) (ISBN 978-975-10-2572-2)
- İnsan ve Devlet (2007) (ISBN 978-975-10-2625-5)
- Angut (2008) (ISBN 978-975-10-2657-6)
- Korkunun Çocukları (2010) (ISBN 9786054125340)
- Akıllı Ol! (2012) (ISBN 978-975-10-3219-5)
- Siyasetin Sefaleti (2013) (ISBN 9789751032782)
- Cehennemdere Kanyonu (2013) (ISBN 978-975-10-3338-3)