Secretary of Turkish defense minister flees from country

Türkiye Materials 29 July 2016 13:22 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 29

By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:

Secretary to Turkey’s Defense Minister, Colonel Tevfik Gok has fled from the country, said Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik in his interview with NTV channel.

Isik said that his secretary has fled from Turkey after being examined as part of the fight against the movement of Fethullah Gulen, which is involved in the military coup attempt in Turkey.

It is expected that the cleansing in Turkish Armed Forces will continue as part of the fight against Gulen movement, added the minister.

It was previously reported that in total, 110 generals have been fired from the Turkish Armed Forces after the attempted military coup in the country.

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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