Turkey withdrawing military bases outside major cities
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 22
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Withdrawal of military bases outside major cities has started in Turkey, the TRT Haber TV channel reported Aug. 22
The military bases deployed in Istanbul are currently being withdrawn.
The process of withdrawal of military bases outside Istanbul and Ankara will be completed by September 15.
Earlier, the country’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim informed about the closing of military bases in Istanbul and Ankara.
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 had said 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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