- Title: Turkey replaces army, air force and navy commanders
- Date: 2nd August 2017
- Summary: ANKARA, TURKEY (FILE) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** NEWLY APPOINTED CHIEF OF LAND FORCES, YASAR GULER, WALKING
- Embargoed: 16th August 2017 17:17
- Keywords: Turkey replaces military commanders Supreme Military Council army air force and navy commanders
- Location: ANKARA, TURKEY
- City: ANKARA, TURKEY
- Country: Turkey
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0056SGT1DZ
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- Story Text: Turkey on Wednesday (August 2) replaced the heads of the army, air force and navy, after their terms in office expired, reshuffling the top of a military that has been shaken by last year's failed coup.
The heads of the three branches were replaced by other top members of the military, President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin, told a news conference.
There was no suggestion that the three were being reshuffled due to the coup and Kalin thanked the commanders for their service.
The widely expected changes were announced after a meeting of the Supreme Military Council (YAS) chaired by Prime Minister Binali Yildirim.
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