1st Army (Turkey)

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Gate to the headquarters of the 1st Army in the Selimiye barracks in Istanbul

The 1st Army ( Turkish 1st Ordu ) is one of the four armies of the Land Forces (Kara Kuvvetleri) of the Turkish Armed Forces .

The 1st Army has its headquarters in the Selimiye Barracks (Selimiye Kışlası) in Istanbul's Üsküdar district on the Asian side of the city, with the army stationed in Eastern Thrace . The army is responsible for securing the borders with Greece and Bulgaria as well as the strategically important straits of the Bosporus and Dardanelles .


Commander in Chief since 1990

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