Two Top Turkish Generals Resign Ahead Of Key Meeting: Report


Two top Turkish generals resign ahead of key meeting: report

ISTANBUL,(APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 28th july,2016) : Two of Turkey's top generals resigned Thursday ahead of a key military meeting expected to agree on a personnel shake-up after a failed coup, local media reported. Land Forces Chief of Staff General Ihsan Uyar and Training and Doctrine Command head General Kamil Basoglu have stepped down, the private Dogan news agency reported.

Both are "Orgeneral", Turkey's highest rank for a general. Their resignations, which have still to be officially confirmed, come just ahead of a meeting of the Supreme Military Council (YAS) in Ankara which is set to agree key personnel changes after the coup. The government on Wednesday announced the discharge of 149 generals nearly half the armed forces' entire contingent of 358 -- for complicity in the putsch bid.