Operations Chief of the Turkish General Staff, Lieutenant General Erdal Öztürk, today (20 May 15) visited the Turkish national contingent in Operation Althea. During his visit to Camp Butmir Lieutenant General Öztürk, took the opportunity to have an office call with COM EUFOR, Major General Johann Luif. Major General Luif thanked Lieutenant General Öztürk for the continuing support of Turkey to the EUFOR mission and remarked on the professionalism of the soldiers under his Command.

Lieutenant General Erdal Öztürk

Turkey is the 2nd largest of the 22 troop contributing nations who provide soldiers to Operation Althea. Turkish personnel hold key positions within EUFOR HQ, have Liaison Observation Teams in Zenica , Zavidovici, Travnik, Jablanica and Livno and also provide one of the 2 companies that form the Multinational Battalion.

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