The Maroon Berets are an elite armed force that was created by officers from the Turkish Army. They are also called as "Bordo Bereliler". Their first mission is to eliminate terrorist attackers. Other missions are sneaking enemy territory, destroying enemy vehicles and reconnaissancing.
U.N and NATO Exercises every April:
World Key lock Record: 7 seconds, Turkish Maroon Beret commandos Nearest opponent:13 Seconds, Delta Force
Point shot record: 200meters, Turkish Maroon Beret commandos Nearest opponent: 140 meters, Spetznas
Turkish MB commandos came 1st in 22 of 24 exercises.
The Maroon Berets are the special forces organization of the Turkish Army.
The unit was created to counter any interior or foreign attacks on the Turkish Republic. MB officers receive extensive training and are expected to survive in all environmental conditions.
There are three categories of education and training that a MB will undergo. These are a) Domestic b) International c) Specialty
Within these three categories, there are 47 different subjects. Domestic training takes 72 weeks of basic training; International training takes 10 to 52 weeks of specialized training in different countries. It takes 3.5 years to become a MB.
The Trust Shot (in Turkish "Gūven Atışı") is a part of the MB's training program. It is exercised on the last month of the training and is to ensure that the soldiers can trust each other with their lives. The Trust Shot consists of two members of a squad standing next to paper target boards, while another member fires on the targets with a handgun while walking towards them from 15 metres (49.2 feet) away.
During the exercise the men standing next to the targets are not allowed to move or wear body armor.
The Maroon Berets (MB) came into the public spotlight when they captured the PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan in Kenya. The identities of MB personal is classified.