280,000 servicemen to be demobilised in Turkey
Azerbaijan, Baku, October 7/Trend, R.Hafizoglu/
Some 280,000 servicemen will be demobilised in Turkey in connection with the adopted new law on reducing the period of military service, Sabah newspaper reported on Monday.
According to the newspaper, it is expected that about 40,000 people will be demobilised in the country within a few days. The remaining servicemen will be demobilised in stages.
Earlier, the General Staff of Turkish Armed Forces announced an agreement with the government on the reduction of the compulsory military service period from 15 months to one year.
According to the statement of the General Staff, the compulsory military service period for those who entered universities will be equal to six months.
Earlier, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told of the government's plans to reduce the military service period to 12 months.