Turkey extends grip on armed forces

Government steps up its efforts to bring the previously powerful military under civilian control.

    Turkey's government has been stepping up its efforts to arrest and prosecute dozens of army generals accused of a military coup plot.

    The former head of the Turkish armed forces has become the biggest casualty of yet another crackdown on alleged conspirators.

    In part three of our special series on Turkey, Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra takes a look at why Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish prime minister, is ramping up civilian control to bring the military firmly under civilian control.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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