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Turkey Retires Charged Commanders

from NYT > Turkey by By DAN BILEFSKY
The move is the latest by the government to tame the once indomitable army.

Turkish military council retires arrested generals

from Hurriyet Daily News
Turkey’s Supreme Military Council (YAŞ) retired 40 generals who are currently .

Turkey retires ‘coup’ generals

from Yahoo news
Turkey’s military high command retires 40 generals and admirals who are currently in custody on charges of coup plotting.

What will Gül do in 2014?

Cogeneration & On-Site Power Production Magazine

According to a WikiLeaks leak dated March 30, 2012, Turkey expert Emre Dogru tried to obtain information from Hasan Nuri Yasar, whom he describes as Erdogan’s “adviser and close friend” and who has been serving as a deputy minister of the European


CHP deputies go to Şemdinli

from Hurriyet Daily News
Five deputies from the main opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) deputies have traveled

Will Gül run for president again?

from Hurriyet Daily News
Ahmet Sever, who is the chief adviser to President Abdullah Gül, stirred the political cauldron this week.

The general who changed a cursed tradition

from Hurriyet Daily News
Yesterday?s testimony by retired General Hilmi Özkök in Istanbul?s 13th criminal court can be regarded..

Turkey’s ex-military chief tells court of unease about government

Chicago Tribune

One of his successors, Ilker Basbug, is among 273 defendants accused of links toErgenekon, which prosecutors say was a nationalist network intent on unseating the government. MPs, academics and journalists are also among the accused. Wearing a dark


Everything you?d like to know about the Turkish military

from Hurriyet Daily News
On Friday, Aug. 3, the second day of his testimony as a witness, Ret. Gen. Hilmi Özkök, the head of the Turkish military between 2002 and 2006

Top General Unveils Power Game Within Turkish Brass
Journal of Turkish Weekly
Hilmi Özkök continued to give his testimony in the ongoing Ergenekon coup plot case Aug. 3, accusing his predecessor, Hüseyin Kıvrıkoğlu, of trying to block his path to becoming the country’s top military official. Özkök also accused then-second-in

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