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Thu Jul 28, 2016, 02:07 PM

Erdogan wants army under president's control after coup: Turkish official

Source: Reuters

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan wants the armed forces and national intelligence agency brought under the control of the presidency, a parliamentary official said on Thursday, part of a major overhaul of the military after a failed coup.

Erdogan's comments came after a five-hour meeting of Turkey's Supreme Military Council (YAS) - chaired by Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and including the top brass - and the dishonorable discharge of nearly 1,700 military personnel over their alleged role in the abortive putsch on July 15-16.

Erdogan, who narrowly escaped capture and possible death on the night of the coup, told Reuters in an interview last week that the military, NATO's second biggest, needed "fresh blood". The dishonorable discharges included around 40 percent of Turkey's admirals and generals.

Turkey accuses U.S.-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen of masterminding the coup and has suspended or placed under investigation tens of thousands of his suspected followers, including soldiers, judges and academics

Read more: http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN1081HT?il=0

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2016, 02:25 PM

1. Turkey is lucky to be in the firm hands of a good man

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Response to 6chars (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 28, 2016, 02:30 PM

2. At a certain point the egg will break

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2016, 02:58 PM

3. He's all thru being Mr. Nice Guy!

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Response to yourpaljoey (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 28, 2016, 03:19 PM

4. When was he the nice guy? lol

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