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(MIL) TURKISH PILOTS NEVER ASSIGNED IN BOMBARDMENT FLIGHTS DURING WORLD WAR II.

ANKARA, Oct 23, 2009 (TUR tur: see ibex. ) -- Gen. Metin Gurak, chairman of the Communication Department of the Turkish General Staff The armed forces of the Republic of Turkey, having great geopolitical and geostrategic importance, comprise the Army, Navy and Air force that are subordinate to the General Staff. , said on Friday that Turkish pilots, who got training in Britain during World War II, were never assigned in active aerial warfare Aerial warfare is the use of military aircraft and other flying machines in warfare, including military airlift of cargo to further the national interests as was demonstrated in the Berlin Airlift.  and bombardment flights.

Gen. Gurak responded to questions of reporters at General Staff HQ.

When asked about the allegations that Turkish pilots, who had been in Britain to get training during World War II, joined bombing of Berlin, Gen. Gurak said, "the pilots were in Britain to get training. As Turkey had announced its impartiality, Turkish pilots were never assigned in active aerial warfare or bombardment flights."

"One of those pilots died in an attack of a German plane during a training flight in British air space. Some other pilots died in some accidents."

Daily Sabah reported on Thursday that Turkish lieutenants who went to Britain in 1941 to get training attended the air strike against Germany.

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1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.

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 the newspaper, Tulin Alpkaya, daughter of former Air Forces Commander Emin Alpkaya, saw an amazing a·maze  
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 reality while examining the diaries of her father.

The daily reported that his father was one of the 300 lieutenants who were sent to Britain to get flight training in 1940's and he was assigned in bombing of Germany.

In the diary of Alpkaya it was written, "they have told me that I am ready to go to Berlin. I have returned from the bombardment at 6 in the morning. I was tired," the daily reported.

14 Turkish lieutenants who died in Britain were buried in Brookwood Turkish Martyrdom.

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