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30th Sep 2016

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Turkey overhauls military brass

Turkey's government on Thursday decided to sack almost half of its generals as part of a larger purge to rid any opposition to president Recep Tayyip Erdogan's grip on power. Some 149 generals out of a total of 358 will be replaced. Erdogan has arrested around 10,000 soldiers and closed down over 130 media outlets in the wake of a failed coup on 15 July.

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