Berets Of The Turkish Armed Forces & Law-Enforcement Units

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    DENO
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    Berets Of The Turkish Armed Forces & Law-Enforcement Units

    Post by DENO on Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:42 pm

    Hi to all !


    I want to share all of the beret colours used by Turkish security forces with some spesific infos about them...


    General Characteristics:
    - All of the berets are bending to right side because in Islamic culture the dead bodies are buried with laying on their right side
    - Some of the berets have two tiny black cords on their backside that sembolizes rope of the grave clothes
    - All of the Units of Turkish army have vertically located star & crescent on their front side in different shape and colours , that sembolizes respect of the country and flag
    - Only the berets wearing by Turkish UN forces have silver UN symbol instead of star & crescent


    Armed Forces:


    Maroon Beret:

    - Worn by special forces of the Land Forces (ÖzKK- Özel Kuvvetler Komutanlığı in Turkish)





    Black Beret:

    - Worn by tankers of the army. The black color symbolizes dead soldier's burned skins during the warfare who served in tanks





    Blue Beret

    - Worn by elite units of the armed forces like the land forces mountain commandos, paratroopers, gendarmerie commandos, air force special reaction teams and gendarmerie special operation forces (JÖH- Jandarma Özel Harekat in Turkish). The blue symbolizes the dress colors of iconic Ottoman Raider masters (Akıncı in Turkish) . They created by ex-Turkish ghazi families and always fight the front side of the army.






    Light Blue Beret

    -Worn by UN forces of the Army




    Green Beret

    -Worn by military police & urban security units of the Gendarmerie




    Dark Green Beret:

    -Worn by ınternational security forces of the army like the ISAF, KFOR, EUFOR and SFOR forces.






    Tan Beret:

    -Freshly started to used by CSAR units of the Air Force




    Navy Blue Beret:

    -Worn by VIP guard team of the Air Force since the beginning of 1990s






    Law-Enforcement Units:


    Dark Green Beret:

    -Worn by Police special operation forces (PÖH- Polis Özel Harekat in Turkish) with the camouflage uniform. Has Police seal on It's front side





    Dark Blue Beret:

    -Worn by Police special operation forces with the urban warfare uniform (PÖH- Polis Özel Harekat in Turkish) and  Police anti-riot units (Çevik Kuvvet in Turkish)




    Black Beret:

    -Worn By Presidential Guards (CAT Teams). Has presidential Coat on It's front side


    (Mogadishu-2013)






    Red Beret:

    - Worn by the guard officers of Turkish Nationnal Intelligence Agency (MİT- Milli istihbarat teşkilatı in Turkish). Has MİT seal on its front side..



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    Re: Berets Of The Turkish Armed Forces & Law-Enforcement Units

    Post by abefroman on Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:38 pm

    very informative thank you!

    what tank battles with Turkey have there been?
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    Post by DENO on Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:12 pm

    abefroman wrote:very informative thank you!

    what tank battles with Turkey have there been?

    Well, its hard to say but the first tank battle in Turkish military history would had been in French occupied zones during the Turkish War of Independence  (1919-1922). We know that the local Turkish resisance forces also known as "Kuva-yi Milliye" captured some FT-17 tanks from French army bases. But we can't say that these tanks have involved in actual battle. In WWI Ottoman army didn't have any tanks, there were serios projects to produce their own tanks with German support in case of contunie to war like "Jahunun" tank but never became real. Also some of the British Mark II/III tanks destroyed by cannon fire of Ottoman fronts durig the Sinai and Palestine Campaign.

    First well known tank battle in Turkish military history involved in Korean War. Our tankers had M24 Chaffe, M36 tank destroyer and M4 Shermans in Korea, but unfortunately ı don't know detailes of conflict...

    In 1974 during the Cyprus war, more than 200 Turkish M47 Pattons landed on the island. The CNG T34-85s (about 35 units) didn't have any chance against them. Ony 1 M47 was lost 1 stuck on dirt road and evacuated and 1 captured by CNA in combat if i remember correctly...
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    Post by ripcord on Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:41 pm

    Thanks for your very informative Turkish beret posts and the effort you took to post it..





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