Founded to contribute to the welfare of members of the heroic Turkish Armed Forces during their retirement, OYAK celebrates its 60th anniversary.
On the occasion of the anniversary ceremony, a traditional Anıtkabir (Atatürk’s Mausoleum) ceremony was held with the attendance of OYAK Chairman of the Board of Directors (Ret.) Major General Mehmet TAŞ, OYAK CEO Süleyman Savaş ERDEM, the members of General Assembly, Board of Directors and Board of Auditors, OYAK Senior Management and employees.
This year’s ceremony was held with a limited number of attendees due to the pandemic, and it started from the Lions’ Road, continued with laying a wreath to Atatürk’s Mausoleum and stand in silence, and ended with the signing of the Official Memorial Book by the OYAK Chairman of the Board of Directors (Ret.) Major General Mehmet TAŞ.
OYAK Chairman of the Board of Directors (Ret.) Major General Mehmet TAŞ wrote the following to the Official Memorial Book:
“Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the Great Leader,
We are excited to appear before you for the 60th anniversary of OYAK contributing to the members of the Turkish Armed Forces to perform their duties without worrying about the future and securing the future of its members.
In addition to the resources provided by the Republic of Turkey, the Army Solidarity Foundation, which was established as a supplementary pension fund to contribute to the welfare of Turkish Armed Forces personnel in their retirement, has reached its 60th Year of Success in serving to the Turkish homeland and the members of OYAK. Established with the understanding of contributing to the brother in arms with the savings made from honest efforts of the heroic Turkish Armed Forces members, who devotedly serve all around the country with a glorious history, OYAK continues its services with the spirit and understanding of the very first day.
While we reiterate once again that we serve with the love of “Stronger Turkey” together with our fellow members at OYAK, we stand in awe before you and express our gratitude.
May God bless your soul."