Major General Bernhard Bair, the Commander of EUFOR welcomed Lieutenant General Ihsan Uyar the Commander of the 4th Corps of the Turkish Army to Camp Butmir on 29th September.
In an Office Call, COM EUFOR informed General Uyar on recent EUFOR activity in delivering the overarching European Security and Defence Policy mission in BiH. The Generals also discussed recent training delivered by EUFOR personnel to the Armed Forces BiH as part of the Capacity Building and Training task.
After the Office Call the Generals witnessed a demonstration of military techniques and tactics by the Multi-National battalion. On completion of this they had familiarisation flight in the Sarajevo region in an Austrian contingent Bell helicopter.
COM EUFOR briefed the General on the functions that military personnel from Turkey carry out in the mission. Turkish personnel are currently employed in an extensive variety of roles within EUFOR including the Command of the Regional Coordination Centre in Zenica and the manning of six Liaison Observation Team Houses in BiH. In addition they fill Headquarters posts, provide a Turkish Company within the Multi-National Battalion and support the Integrated Police Unit.
COM EUFOR praised the high standards and professionalism of all the Turkish troops serving in EUFOR. Turkey is the second largest troop contributing nation to Operation Althea .General Bair then concluded the visit by thanking General Uyar for Turkey’s ongoing support to Operation Althea.
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