Turkey: Erdogan Takes Charge Of Military

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Pro-Erdogan supporters hold Turkish national flags and a portrait of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a rally against the military coup on Taksim square in Istanbul on July 23, 2016. Turkey pushed on with a sweeping crackdown against suspected plotters of its failed coup, defiantly telling EU critics it had no choice but to root out hidden enemies. Using new emergency powers, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's cabinet decreed that police could now hold suspects for one month without charge, and also announced it would shut down over 1,000 private schools it deems subversive. / AFP / OZAN KOSE (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has introduced new powers bringing the military further under civilian authority.

The move comes after the failed coup of 15 July, which resulted in the arrests of more than 10,000 people, most of them from the country’s armed forces.

Nearly 70,000 others were suspended or sacked from their jobs inmedia, health care, education, military and the judiciary.

Mr Erdogan’s decree is the third issued during the three-month state of emergency declared following the event, which left more than 200 people dead.

It gives the prime minister and president the authority to issue direct orders to the commander of the army, air force and navy.

One comment on “Turkey: Erdogan Takes Charge Of Military
  1. And the dead more then likely in unmarked graves so we don’t know how many are truly dead. I want him to report on the safe guard of our military and their families, and that our nukes are still safe. And why can’t we ship some of those out of their country along with their familes.!!! Not one damn word out of obama on this. which is infuriating.

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