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Aytaç Yalman
General Commander of the Gendarmerie of Turkey

In office
24 August 2000 – 27 August 2002
Preceded by Rasim Betir
Succeeded by Şener Eruygur
Commander of the Turkish Army

In office
27 August 2002 – 29 August 2004
Preceded by Hilmi Özkök
Succeeded by Yaşar Büyükanıt
Personal details
Born (1940-07-29)July 29, 1940
Istanbul, Turkey
Military service
Allegiance Turkey
Service/branch Turkish Army
Years of service 1960 - 2004
Rank General

Aytaç Yalman (born 29 July 1940, Istanbul) is a former Turkish general. He was the Commander of the Turkish Army (2002 - 2004) and previously General Commander of the Gendarmerie of Turkey (2000 - 2002). He retired in 2004 due to the army's age limit.[1] According to General Levent Ersöz, it was Yalman who informed Chief of the General Staff Hilmi Özkök of key military figures' membership of Ergenekon.[2] In 2012, Yalman talked about his role in preventing the "Sledgehammer" coup plan in 2003.[3]

In 2008 Yalman wrote the libretto for "Şehitler Oratoryosu" (Oratorio for the Martyred).[4]


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