Osman Pamukoğlu

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Osman Pamukoğlu
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Leader of the Rights and Equality Party
In office
4 September 2008 – 4 March 2015
Preceded by Party established
Succeeded by Cazim Gürbüz
Personal details
Born (1947-12-27) December 27, 1947 (age 67)
Gerze, Sinop, Turkey
Spouse(s) Emel Pamukoğlu
Awards Turkish Armed Forces Medal of Establishment of Superior Troops, Turkish Armed Forces Medal of Distinguished Courage and Self-Sacrifice (First class)
Website www.hakveesitlik.org.tr
Military service
Nickname(s) Legendary Commander
Allegiance  Turkey
Service/branch Turkish Army
Years of service 1968-2002
Rank Major general
Commands 42nd Infantry Regiment, Hakkari Mountain and Commando Brigade, 28th Mechanized Infantry Division, Infantry School Command

Osman Pamukoğlu (born December 27, 1947) is a retired major general of the Turkish Army and politician who founded the Rights and Equality Party.

He is known for his achievements on the operations against the PKK between 1993 and 1995, as the commander of Hakkari Mountain and Commando Brigade. He holds the title of being the only general in the Turkish Army honored with 5 medals of "Establishment of Superior Troops". He also received two medals of High Courage and Sacrifice and other less significant awards during his service.

On July 28, 2008, he declared a statement on his personal website about the state of the circumstance in which Turkey was, and guiding principles and promised actions of the party. HEPAR was established within the following period of 36 days.

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