Turkish woman cadet makes history

Turkish woman cadet makes history

İZMİR - Anadolu Agency
Turkish woman cadet makes history

For the first time in 55 years, a gendarmerie commando school and training center in Turkey's Aegean province of İzmir saw a woman trainee graduated ranking first on June 29.

Seher Cingöz, one of eight female cadets trained at the Gendarmerie Commando School and Training Center Command, received her certificate in a ceremony.

Recalling that she had a childhood dream of becoming a soldier, Cingöz said: “I immediately applied once recruitment opened for gendarmerie officers.  
"We are here for our country, our nation,” she added.

She encouraged other women who are interested in becoming a soldier and said she believes that every woman, who wants to join this profession, would be successful.

A total of 419 cadets -- including eight Azerbaijani, four Jordanian, a Kyrgyz and a Senegalese national -- completed 43-week basic commando training.

Top cadets, who ranked top in the training, were also given certificates and awards in the ceremony.

Turkish woman cadet makes history

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