Erdogan announced the closing of all military academies in Turkey


After the attempted coup, all military academies in Turkey will be closed, and on their basis will be created by the national defense University. This was announced by the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an interview with broadcaster A Haber, reports Reuters.

In addition, the Turkish leader said that all the commanders and warlords will be responsible to the Minister of defence. Now the Supreme body of operational management of the Turkish Armed forces is the General staff, headed by commander of the armed forces.

According to the Turkish President, the decision will be published in the official government publication on Sunday.

The reforms in the armed forces of Turkey were discussed this week at a meeting of the Supreme military Council of the country. As reported by Reuters, citing sources in the Turkish government, Erdogan expressed his desire to translate into its subordination to the army and the National intelligence Agency. For this purpose, according to the Turkish leader, will require amendments to the Constitution and agreements with the opposition.

Also following the meeting it became known that the head of the Turkish General staff General Hulusi Akar retained his post. In addition, it was decided that its work will continue in-chief of Land forces General Salih Zeki Colak, commander of the air force General Abidin Unal and commander of the Navy Bulent Bostanjoglo. The second chief of the General staff of the armed forces appointed General Umit Dundar, commander of gendarmerie forces, General Yasar güler. Earlier, the resignation of two Turkish generals, were part of the Supreme military Council, chief of staff of the army Ihsan Uyar and head of military doctrine and military education at the General staff of Turkey Kamil Basoglu.

The attempted coup happened in Turkey in the night of July 16. The rebels seized some government buildings in Ankara and Istanbul. Later, the authorities announced the capture of the situation in the country under control.

After the incident, the Turkish authorities introduced the state of emergency were dismissed 1684 soldiers, among whom were dozens of generals and hundreds of officers.

According to the Turkish authorities, the mastermind of the coup were living in the United States Turkish writer and former preacher Fethullah gülen. In turn, he denies involvement in the coup.