Supreme Military Council (Turkey)

The Supreme Military Council (Turkish: Yüksek Askerî Şûra, YAŞ) is a committee in the Turkish Armed Forces. It convenes annually to determine the military's agenda. It was restructured in 2018.[1][2]

It is formed under the chairpersonship of the President, Vice President, Ministers of Justice, Interior, Foreign Affair, Finance and Treasury, National Education, National Defense and Chief of General Staff, and commanders of the Army, Air and Naval Forces.[3] The Secretary General of the Council is the Minister of National Defense.

Generally, council meetings are held in the first week of August and expands into three days. The appointments are made to be affective by 30 August (Victory Day). However, due to failed 15 July coup, the 2016 council meeting was held in 28 July 2016 and completed in a single day. [4]

Council MembersEdit

Member Office
  Recep Tayyip Erdoğan President
  Fuat Oktay Vice President
  Abdulhamit Gül Minister of Justice
  Süleyman Soylu Minister of the Interior
  Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu Minister of Foreign Affairs
  Berat Albayrak Minister of Finance and Treasury
Ziya Selçuk Minister of National Education
  Hulusi Akar Minister of National Defense
General Yaşar Güler Chief of the General Staff
General Ümit Dündar Commander of the Land Forces
  General Hasan Küçükakyüz Commander of the Air Forces
Admiral Adnan Özbal Commander of the Naval Forces

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Turkey's land, air, navy forces subordinated to defense minister". Hürriyet Daily News. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  2. ^ "YAŞ'ta siviller azaldı" (in Turkish). Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  3. ^ "YAŞ'ın yapısı değişti" (in Turkish). NTV (Turkey). Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  4. ^ "SON DAKİKA... 2016 YAŞ toplantısında alınan kararlar açıklandı" (in Turkish). NTV (Turkey). Retrieved 28 July 2016.