Over 15,000 people fired from Turkish Armed Forces: defense minister
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 1
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
As many as 15,153 people were dismissed from the Turkish Armed Forces as part of the fight against the FETO terrorist movement (the movement of Fethullah Gulen), Turkish National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said, Turkish media reported.
He said the purge in the ranks of the Turkish Armed Forces will continue.
On Oct. 30, 40 servicemen of the Turkish Ground Forces were detained as part of the fight against FETO.
Fethullah Gulen and his supporters are accused of a military coup attempt in Turkey.
On July 15, 2016, 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 servicemen started to surrender July 16 and Turkish authorities said the coup attempt failed. The death toll as a result of the coup attempt stood at over 250 people, and more than 2,000 people were wounded.
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