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Turkey's Entire Military Command Resigns


Turkey's Ground Forces Chief General Isik Kosaner in Ankara (File)

Turkey's Ground Forces Chief General Isik Kosaner in Ankara (File)

Turkey's entire military command has resigned. The reason for the mass walk-out was not clear.

Local Turkish media said Friday the head of the armed forces, and the army, naval and air commanders had tendered their resignations to the government.

Relations between Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Islamic-rooted government and the military have been strained.

The government recently arrested and jailed a number of active and retired officers, accusing them of an Internet-based plot to undermine the country's leadership.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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