Hasan Iğsız

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Hasan Iğsız (born 1946, Istanbul, Turkey) is a retired General in the Turkish Army. He was Commander of the First Army of Turkey from 2009 to 2010. He is a defendant in the Ergenekon trials.

Career[edit]

Iğsız graduated from the Turkish Military Academy in 1966 and from the Turkish Military College in 1976. He was promoted to Brigadier-General in 1993 and Major-General in 1997. He was promoted to General and appointed Commander of the 2nd Army in 2006 (30 August 2006-30 August 2008), and Deputy Chief of the General Staff (tr) in 2008. He was Commander of the First Army of Turkey from 2009 to 2010.[1]

Iğsız was due to be appointed Commander of the Turkish Land Forces, but his appointment was blocked by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bugün, 18 March 2013, Orgeneral Hasan Iğsız kimdir?
  2. ^ Today's Zaman, 14 August 2010, [The Economist No jobs for the boys]
  3. ^ Today's Zaman, 5 August 2010, Turkey postpones to name top army chiefs