The closed-door meeting sets the agenda for Turkiye’s military and typically deals with promotions, dismissals, and other staffing decisions.
Before the meeting, the council members visited Anitkabir, the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Turkish Republic.
Erdogan wrote in the mausoleum’s memorial book that Turkiye continues to rise as an icon of stability and trust in its region at a critical time, adding: "Outstanding achievements on various fronts, from counter-terrorism to cross-border operations, clearly demonstrate the strength, effectiveness, and capabilities of the Turkish Armed Forces."
Decisions from the meeting are set to be announced later.
Among the top officials attending the closed-door council meeting are Vice President Fuat Oktay, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu, Treasury and Finance Minister Nureddin Nebati, Education Minister Mahmut Ozer, Chief of General Staff Gen. Yasar Guler, Land Forces Commander Musa Avsever, Naval Forces Commander Adnan Ozbal, and Air Forces Commander Hasan Kucukakyuz.