Erdoğan reshuffles Turkish military, part of broader restructuring

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan signed a decree published in the Official Gazette on Thursday that reshuffles senior positions within the armed forces, Diken news site reported

The decree follows decisions made at the Supreme Military Council (YAŞ) meeting last week and places 127 generals and admirals in new posts. 

According to YAŞ, lieutenant generals have been appointed as the head of the military’s second and third army commands instead of full generals. 

Part of Erdoğan’s plan to restructure the Turkish military, decisions made by the council also included the complete absence of lieutenant generals promoted to general and the retirement of generals who have yet to complete their years in service.
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