Turkey's Defense Ministry Reappoints 167 Military Generals Amid Post-coup Shakeup

94 generals in land forces, 22 admirals, 44 generals in the air force and seven others have been reappointed.

Humeyra Pamuk
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signs a decree during a meeting with Turkey’s Supreme Military Council and Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, Ankara, Turkey, July 28, 2016.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signs a decree during a meeting with Turkey’s Supreme Military Council and Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, Ankara, Turkey, July 28, 2016.Credit: Kayhan Ozer / Turkish Presidential Press Office via AP
Humeyra Pamuk

REUTERS — Turkey's Defense Ministry has changed the jobs of 167 generals within the army, following sweeping changes to the structure of the military over the weekend after this month's failed coup.

The decree, signed by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and Defense Minister Fikri Isik, said 94 generals in land forces, 22 admirals, 44 generals in the air force and seven others have been reappointed.

The decree was published in the official government record of approved legislation, the Official Gazette.

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