Erdogan Leaves Pro-Russian Generals

  • Middle East Newsline
  • September 17, 2016
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- President Recep Erdogan has fired pro-U.S. generals
while allowing advocates of Russia to remain in the Turkish military.
A leading Turkish analyst has told the U.S. Congress that Erdogan
aides prepared lists of thousands of officers and soldiers prior to the
military coup in July 2016. Ahmet Sait Yayla, a former Turkish police
chief, said Erdogan's purge was modeled after the dictatorship of
Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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