Friday, July 29, 2011

Turkish Three Military Chiefs Resign

Ankara : Heads of the three Armed forces, Army, Navy and Airforce have asked for their retirement as reported by country's state-run Anatolia news agency claiming that the military chiefs have asked to leave their posts because of tensions with Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the recently re-elected prime minister over promotion procedure of Generals.

General Isik Kosaner, the head of the Turkish armed forces, has quit along with the heads of the ground, naval and air forces.

This is the first time so many top commanders in Turkey have resigned at once.

Earlier this Friday Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan, President Abdullah Gul and Kosaner met for 15 minutes on Friday morning and some tensions arose between the government and the military because of the meeting.

The mass resignations came hours after a court charged 22 suspects, including several generals and officers with carrying out an Internet campaign to undermine the government.

The prime minister will be releasing a written announcement within the next hour or two.

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