Over 1650 Turkish soldiers dismissed

The Turkish military dismissed 1684 soldiers over their links to the Gulenist Terrorist Organization (FETO), Daily Sabah reported.

In the land forces command, 87 generals, 726 commissioned officers, and 256 sergeants were dismissed.

In the air forces command, 30 generals, 314 commissioned officers, and 117 sergeants were dismissed while 32 admirals, 59 commissioned officers and 63 sergeants were dismissed from the naval forces command.

On July 15 evening, Turkish authorities said a military coup attempt took place in the country. Meanwhile, a group of servicemen announced about transition of power to them.

However, the rebelling servicemen started to surrender July 16 and Turkish authorities said the coup attempt failed.

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the death toll as a result of the military coup attempt stood at 246 people excluding the coup plotters and over 2,000 people were wounded.

President Erdogan declared a three-month state of emergency in the country on July 20.

Source: Trend News Agency