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Türkei: gesamte Militärspitze zurückgetreten # 30.07.2011 18 Uhr # Journal Englisch

Dana Eichhorst
July 30, 2011

In Turkey, President Abdullah Gul says his country is NOT facing a crisis after the resignation of the country's four most senior military commanders. But Gul has acknowledged, the resignations have created an "extraordinary" situation. The departure of the generals has caused turmoil in the military, giving Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan an opportunity to extend his authority over the once dominant armed forces. Now, a major military reshuffle is underway in Turkey with the appointment of a new commander of the country's armed forces.