We now have new top army chiefs

looks like a deal cut in favor civilian authorities…

New chief of staff:


Işık Koşaner


Erdal Ceylanoğlu: New land forces commander

Thus hawkish Hasan Iğsız who was accepted to be the land forces commander is gone for good…

Turkish government, military reach deal over top posts

from Hurriyet Dailynews
The Turkish government and the military reached a deal Sunday night over the appointment of top army chiefs after days of uncertainty last week.

Turkey names new military chiefs

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition
Turkey’s government appoints generals to two top posts, ending a stand-off with the military.

Turkey’s government, military reach agreement on filling top armed forces posts

from Yahoo news
Turkey’s government and military have reached a deal on appointing the two top military positions an agreement that highlights growing civilian authority over a military that once shaped…

Ilker Basbug, Isik Kosaner

FILE – In this Aug. 27, 2008 file photo,Turkey’s Chief of Staff Gen. Ilker Basbug, left, and Turkish army’s Land Forces Commander Gen. Isik Kosaner seen during a ceremony in Ankara, Turkey. Turkey’s Islamic-oriented government has refused to approve key military appointments in a move that left two of the country’s most senior military positions vacant. A list of appointments released by the military at the end of the Wednesday’s meeting showed no one was named for the posts of chief of staff and land forces commander after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan blocked the appointment of Gen. Hasan Igsiz to replace Kosaner, the officer in line to become the land forces commander, Turkish media reported Thursday, without citing any sources.? Read more »(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, File)

Turkish ‘coup’ warrants annulled

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition
A Turkish court annulls arrest warrants against 102 military officers charged over an alleged coup plot.

Month of August dedicated to the Turkish army by MÜMTAZ?ERTÜRKÖNE

August is a month in which the Turkish army has won many victories throughout history. The battle of Malazgirt between the Byzantine and Seljuk Turks in 1071 took place in this month.

ABDULLAH BOZKURT – Democratic control of the Turkish Armed Forces

It was long overdue. At last, this government, in the eighth year of its rule, stood firm against the futile attempt of generals and admirals to promote military officers who were allegedly involved in grave crimes such as attempting to overthrow a democratically elected administration in a NATO-member country by targeting minorities.

YAŞ spoiled mood of pro-military media

I watched the pro-military journalists after the announcement of the YAŞ decisions, according to which generals who were involved in coup plans were not promoted.

Opposition?s attitude

I hope you are not ignoring the attitude adopted by the opposition parties with regard to the latest crisis at the Supreme Military Council (YAŞ) meeting when the government opposed the promotions of generals who are suspects in a coup probe.

ŞAHİN ALPAY – CHP?s new leader Kılıçdaroğlu continues to disappoint

by the European Policy Centre in Brussels. When I said that the main opposition Republican People?s Party (CHP) is a ?nationalist party that has nothing to do with social democracy,? a young woman sitting in the back row started to protest, shouting loudly with rage.

FATMA DİŞLİ ZIBAK – Analyzing the YAŞ crisis

It is still not possible to say that the Supreme Military Council (YAŞ) crisis, which erupted last week when the government refused to give a green light to the promotion of generals who are suspects in an ongoing coup probe, is over.

PKK terrorism, Ergenekon dominate US terror report
Today’s Zaman
Constant terrorist activities by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the course of the ongoing trial of Ergenekon, a clandestine organization

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