“In Turkey we have a marriage of Islam and democracy. The child of this marriage is secularism. Now this child gets sick from time to time. The Turkish Armed Forces is the doctor who saves the child. Depending on how sick the kid is we administer the necessary medicine to make sure the child recuperates.”
Former Turkish NATO-general,
commander of the blue-helmed UNOSOM II-mission to Somalia.
Forced to retire by Erdogan in 1999