Turkey planned a military operation against Armenia code-named ALTAY, according to a secret memo that reported missing pages from classified documents which detailed action plan, reads a report published by the Nordic Monitor.
The internal memo, submitted to the General Staff and a copy of which was obtained by Nordic Monitor, stated that the plan was still valid, author Abdullah Bozkurt writes.
According to the memo, dated May 23, 2016 and presented to the General Staff by the Directorate of Operations, some of the pages that included air strike operations against Armenia called OĞUZTÜRK Hava Harekât Planı (OĞUZTÜRK Air Operation Plan) had gone missing. A legal investigation was launched into the incident.
According to the short memo drawn up by the inspectors to brief the General Staff, the secret plan was finalized on July 13, 2001.
The memo stated that the action plan was still valid and underlined that the violation would not have a negative impact on the TSK’s ALTAY directive.
It appears that the ALTAY plan was a general action plan drawn up by the TSK and that each force command had its own part under the directive.
The memo does not mention details of either the ALTAY directive, which appears to have been a general military plan for Armenia, or its air force part, OĞUZTÜRK. It did not say how those pages from the secret plans went missing.