Top com­man­ders ousted in lat­est fall­out from 2016 coup

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IS­TAN­BUL | The spokesman for Turkey’s pres­i­dent has an­nounced a reshuf­fle of the coun­try’s se­nior mil­i­tary of­fi­cials, re­plac­ing com­man­ders of its three mil­i­tary branches.

Fol­low­ing an an­nual meet­ing of the Supreme Mil­i­tary Coun­cil on Wed­nes­day, Ibrahim Kalin said Yasar Guler, Ad­nan Ozbal and Hasan Ku­cukakyuz will take com­mand of the coun­try’s army, navy and air force re­spec­tively.

Since the July 15, 2016 coup at­tempt, Turkey has ar­rested 169 gen­er­als and ad­mi­rals sus­pected of in­volve­ment in the at­tempted over­throw of the gov­ern­ment and pres­i­dent. Prime Min­is­ter Bi­nali Yildirim chaired the meet­ing, which in­cluded top min­is­ters and cur­rent mil­i­tary com­man­ders.

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