Erdogan: New Appointments in Turkey's Gendarmerie Forces to Be Carried Out Within 48 Hours

Turkey has made sweeping changes to the military since last weekend, tightening government control, following a failed coup.

Erdogan shaking hands with Commander of the Turkish Gendarmerie Forces Yasar Guler, second right, in Ankara on July 29, 2016.
Kayhan Ozer, AFP

New appointments within Turkey's gendarmerie forces are likely to be carried out in the next 48 hours, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, after the force was brought under the full control of the government last week.

Turkey has made sweeping changes to the structure of its military since last weekend, tightening government control, following an abortive putsch last month which killed 237 people and wounded nearly 2,200.