The Turkish General staff was deprived of control over the army, Navy and air force.
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Ankara (Turkey), July 31 — In a speech before Parliament, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that he intends to take under its control the management of the General staff and intelligence services of the country. According to the official decree, land, naval and air troops have already withdrawn from the authority of the General staff of Turkey. Now to give orders to the listed units will be endowed with the powers of the President and Prime Minister of the country. All orders will be immediately enforced without the approval of any authorized persons. This decision is a continuation of the "cleansing" of the army, which began after a failed military coup in the night of July 16.
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