Gül to chair National Security Council meeting for the last time
Abdullah Gül's term as Turkish president will end on Aug. 28. REUTERS Photo / Ümit BektaşPresident Abdullah Gül will chair a meeting of the National Security Council (MGK) for the last time when it gathers on Aug. 13.
The bimonthly meeting of the council, bringing together the country’s top civilian and military leaders, will also be the last meeting that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, elected as president in first round of the Aug. 10 elections, will attend with his current title.
Meanwhile, the event will also serve as a farewell meeting, not only for the outgoing president, but also for Gendarmerie Forces Commander Gen. Servet Yörük.
Yörük is set retire from his post, according to decisions made at the latest meeting of the Supreme Military Board (YAŞ) held in early August. According to the same decisions, he will hand his post over to the current commander of the Aegean Army in İzmir, General Abdullah Atay.