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Turkey’s post-coup shakeup: Over 100 generals fired from Armed Forces

Türkiye Materials 28 July 2016 15:36 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 28

By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:

In total, 110 generals have been fired from the Turkish Armed Forces after the attempted military coup in the country, Milliyet newspaper reported July 28.

Eighty-seven out of 202 generals of the Turkish Land Forces, 32 out of 56 admirals of Turkish Naval Forces and 30 out of 67 generals of Turkish Air Force have been dismissed.

On July 15 evening, Turkish authorities said a military coup attempt took place in the country. Meanwhile, a group of servicemen announced about transition of power to them.

However, the rebelling servicemen started to surrender July 16 and Turkish authorities said the coup attempt failed. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the death toll as a result of the military coup attempt stood at 246 people excluding the coup plotters and over 2,000 people were wounded.

Erdogan declared a three-month state of emergency in Turkey on July 20.

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