Deputy Chairman of the Homeland Party retired Rear Admiral Soner Polat, died in the hospital where he was treated for cancer for a long time at noon today.
"We lost our member of the presidency board and our Vice President E. Amiral Soner Polat. His exemplary revolutionary life until his last breath, his ideas, his passion for Blue Vatan and his uncompromising struggle against Sledgehammer will always be an example for us. "Thank you."
WHO IS SONER POLAT?
Soner Polat was born in 1958 in Van. He graduated from the Naval Academy in 1979. He served in various battleships. He was the commander of Turgutreis Frigate. Burak became the commander of class corvettes. He worked in the intelligence headquarters of the General Staff. He was in Rome as Naval Attache in Rome. He served as the special secretary of the Navy Commander. He became Head of the Navy Intelligence Department. He graduated from the Naval War Academy, the Armed Forces Academy and the NATO Defense College (Rome).
In 2005, he was promoted to the rank of tugamir. In this rank, he served as the Head of the General Staff Intelligence Department in Ankara in 2005-2007 and as the Mediterranean Region and Garrison Commander in Mersin in 2007-2009. In 2009, he was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral and appointed as the Head of Logistics for the Navy Command. While continuing this duty, he was arrested on 11 February 2011 due to the Sledgehammer stick and put to Hasdal Military Prison. He retired in August 2013 at the Supreme Military Council. After his retirement, he was sent to Silivri Prison from Hasdal on 6 September 2013.
In the case of Sledgehammer, the special authority was sentenced to 18 years of heavy imprisonment by the 10th High Criminal Court, which was upheld by the Court of Cassation.
He was released on 19 June 2014 as a result of the unanimous decision of the Constitutional Court regarding the violation of rights in the Sledgehammer case.
Soner Polat became a member of the Vatan Party in February 2015. He was elected as the Chairman of the 10th Congress of the Vatan Party held on 11-12-13 March 2017. Soner Polat was elected as a member of the Central Decision Board, Central Executive Committee and Presidential Board at the 10th Congress.
Soner Polat Polat is married with Love Revolutionary War Admiral in Our Navy, again winning and has published books geopolitical route to Turkey.