Turkish Air Force general resigns
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug.2
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkish air missile defense commander, lieutenant general Mehmet Sanver has resigned, the Hurriyet newspaper reported Aug.2.
The reason for resignation was not specified.
A total of 110 generals have been dismissed from Turkey’s armed forces after the military coup attempt in the country.
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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