Hayri Kıvrıkoğlu

Hayri Kıvrıkoğlu
Konya, Turkey
Allegiance Turkey
Service/branch Turkish Land Forces
Years of service1969–2008

Hayri Kıvrıkoğlu (born 1948, Konya, Turkey) is a senior officer in the Turkish Army.


In 1969, Kıvrıkoğlu attended the Turkish Military Academy and graduated from the engineering school in 1970.

After several successive promotions he was promoted to brigadier in 1996, joining the 3rd Army Command Operations Staff. He later joined the 8 mechanized Infantry Brigade Command as vice president before being promoted to major general in 2000 and joining the Infantry Division Tactical Command. A position at the 3rd mechanized brigade at Mons Belgium at the National Military Representation Committee before being promoted to lieutenant general in 2006. He served as commander of the 9th Corps Command of the Cyprus Turkish Peace Forces. On 30 August 2008 he was promoted to rank of army general and his appointment as Aegean Army Commander. Currently, he is serving as the commander of the Turkish Land Forces.[1]

Personal life

Kıvrıkoğlu speaks English, is married and has two children. He is related to the former chief of staff, Hüseyin Kıvrıkoğlu.

See also


  1. ^ "Hayri Kivrikoglu". CNN Turkey. Google Translate. Retrieved 19 May 2011.

Military offices
Preceded by
Necdet Özel
Commander of the Turkish Army
August 4, 2011 – August 30, 2013
Succeeded by
Hulusi Akar
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