Turkey planned military action against Armenia

Turkish F-16 fighter jets

Abdullah Bozkurt

 

Turkey planned a military operation against Armenia code-named ALTAY, according to a secret memo that reported missing pages from classified documents which detailed action plan.

The internal memo, submitted to the General Staff and a copy of which was obtained by Nordic Monitor, stated that the plan was still valid.

According to the memo, dated May 23, 2016 and presented to the General Staff by the Directorate of Operations, some of the pages that included air strike operations against Armenia called OĞUZTÜRK Hava Harekât Planı (OĞUZTÜRK Air Operation Plan) had gone missing. The discovery was made during a review of the plans at the Controlled Documents Bureau by the 4th Main Jet Base Command at Ankara’s Akıncı Air Base. A legal investigation was launched into the incident.

 

First page of the memo (parts not related to this news report have been redacted):

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It appears that the ALTAY plan was a general action plan drawn up by the TSK and that each force command had its own part under the directive.

The memo does not mention details of either the ALTAY directive, which appears to have been a general military plan for Armenia, or its air force part, OĞUZTÜRK. It did not say how those pages from the secret plans went missing.

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