A new presidential decree has introduced sweeping reforms to Turkey's military in the wake of the failed coup in the country.
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Sunday's decree gives the president and prime minister the authority to issue direct orders to the commanders of the army, air force and navy. It also shuts down military schools, establishes a new national defense university, puts the force commanders directly under the defense ministry and announces the discharge of 1,389 military personnel.
In an interview with private A Haber television Saturday, Erdogan said he also wants to put the country's intelligence agency and the chief of general staff's headquarters under the presidency.