Turkey can close down military schools, says minister

Türkiye Materials 29 July 2016 17:55 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 29

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

Military schools can be closed down in Turkey, the country’s Minister of National Defense Fikri Isik told А Haber TV channel July 29.

It is not necessary to have military schools in Turkey, he said, adding that military academies will continue to operate.

Over 5,000 cadets were studying at Turkey’s military schools before the military coup attempt in this country.

Currently, four military schools operate in Turkey.

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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