Turkish NATO Travel Document
Issued to Colonel Haidun Togal on 1. May 1968 to travel to Belgium on official business for the Turkish government as a NATO member. Colonel Togal will stay in Belgium for 18 days (most likely at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels). His NATO TRAVEL DOCUMENT was valid till 18. May 1968. The text says further…
- Authority is NOT granted to possess and carry arms
- This trip is authorized in accordance with the Status of Forces Agreement signed in London on 19 Jun 1951 between the parties of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Further research data shows that its bearer was then Air Force Chief of staff in 1971, so quite a career within three years since this document was issued.
A rare NATO TRAVEL DOCUMENT of one of its earliest members. Twelve countries were part of the founding of NATO: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In 1952, Greece and Turkey became members of the Alliance, joined later by West Germany in 1955.
But wait… his NATO TRAVEL DOCUMENT comes with a COSMIC TOP SECRET SECURITY CLEARANCE! This is the HIGHEST SECURITY CLEARANCE someone can get within NATO! Issued by the Republic of Turkey, North Atlantic Treaty Central Council.
Definition: Cosmic Top Secret (CTS) – Applied to information that would cause exceptionally grave damage to NATO and is the essentially the same as U.S. Top Secret.
Turkey has more than 1 Mio military staff, the highest number within NATO after the USA with 2.2 Mio. NATO’s total is 7.3 Mio. The highest military spending is made by far from the USA, followed by France (with spending only 1/10 compared to the USA).
Regarding military power today, CHINA, USA, INDIA, DPRK, and RUSSIA are the top five countries. with active military personnel.
Further reading: Security Standard Operating Procedure – US NAVY HEADQUARTERS (most exciting information on personal background check). Turkish NATO Travel Document