39th Infantry Division (Turkey)
In 1941 it was part of XVII Corps at Maras. It was deployed from the mainland to Cyprus for the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, under Major General Bedrettin Demirel. On landing it immediately became involved in the Battle of Pentemili beachhead.
- Mete Tunçay, "İkinci Dünya Savaşı'nın Başlarında (1939-1941) Türk Ordusu", Tarih ve Toplum, S. 35, Kasım 1986, p. 41. (Turkish)
- Permanent Representative of Cyprus, 2007 letter to Secretary-General