Kemal Yamak

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Kemal Yamak
Commander of the Turkish Army
In office
24 July 1987 – 1 September 1989
Preceded byNecip Torumtay
Succeeded byDoğan Güreş
Personal details
Born1924
Merzifon, Turkey
Died26 July 2009
Military service
Allegiance Turkey
Service/branch Turkish Land Forces
Years of service1945–1989
RankGeneral
UnitInfantry

Kemal Yamak (1924, Merzifon – 26 July 2009[1]) was Commander of the Turkish Army (1987–1989). He was previously head of the Special Warfare Department (1971–1974).[2]

At the request of Yamak, General Semih Sancar, then the Chief of General Staff, asked Bülent Ecevit for a slush fund of 1 million dollars to support the Counter-Guerrilla programme.[3] It was at that point Ecevit learned of its existence, and demanded a briefing.[4]

In 2006, he published a book defending the role of the Special Warfare Department, and rejecting many allegations about its links with the "deep state".[5]

Books[edit]

  • Gölgede kalan izler ve gölgeleşen bizler, Doğan Kitap, 2006

References[edit]

  1. ^ Doğan Kitap, Kemal Yamak
  2. ^ Bugün, 5 January 2010, Kozmik odaya giren tek siyasetçi Archived 2013-11-03 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Dündar, Can (2006-01-05). "Kontrgerilla kontratakta..." Milliyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 2008-07-01.
  4. ^ Dündar, Can (2006-01-08). "'Özel Harp'çinin tırmanış öyküsü". Milliyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 2008-09-21. Özel harpçi olarak eğitilenler daha genç yaşlarda bölgesinde güvenilir, saygın, sözü geçen, (...) önder niteliklere sahip oldukları için seçilmişlerdi. Milletvekili oluşları da bu seçimin doğruluğunu göstermiyor mu?... Birçok olay olmuş, bu teşkilatın tek bir üyesi bu olaylara karışmış mı?
  5. ^ Hurriyet Daily News, 2 April 2006, The 'deepest' topic in Turkey