Turkish President Abdullah Gul hosted a luncheon in honor of the members of Supreme Military Board (YAS) in Ankara on Sunday.
The meeting took place at Foreign Ministry residence and lasted for 1,5 hours.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Chief of General Staff Gen. Yasar Buyukanit and National Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul also attended the luncheon.
YAS meeting, which has been continuing for three days, will be completed on Monday. The decisions of the board will be presented to President Gul's approval, and then made public.
The annual regular board meeting discusses promotion of colonels, generals and admirals to a higher rank, extension of tour of duty of generals and admirals and their retirement procedures as well as dismissal of military personnel due to undisciplined and immoral acts.
This is the last Supreme Military Council meeting Gen. Yasar Buyukanit is attending as he will retire as of August 31st, 2008.
Gen. Basbug is expected to be appointed as the new Chief of General Staff by replacing Gen. Buyukanit.
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