Coup in Turkey

Anti-NATO purges in the Turkish army

29.07.2016

More than a thousand Turkish soldiers were dismissed in Turkey over the past few weeks. Today a meeting of the Supreme Military Council of the country took place in which 99 colonels were promoted to the ranks of generals and admirals. 47 generals were dismissed. During the previous purges, 1684 officers, including 149 generals and admirals, and 1099 mid-level officers were fired or arrested. Experts believe that primarily this has affected NATO agents of influence in the armed forces.