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Turkish Armed Forces No Longer Under Command Of General Staff
Turkish military attempted a coup in July this year (Image: soft.net)

The Turkish Army, Navy and Air Force have now been transferred under the direct authority of the defense Ministry and will no longer be under the command of the General Staff after a coup attempt early last month.

The Turkish government issued a decree Sunday, Sputnik reported.

According to the decree published in the national official journal T.C. Resmi Gazete, the country's president and the prime minister were given an authority to receive information from the military if necessary and to give orders to military authorities.

The orders will be obligatory without further approval.

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