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Turkish Defence Ministry discharges 820 personnel from land, naval forces

Reuters , Thursday 1 Sep 2016
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Turkey's Defence Ministry has discharged 820 personnel from the land and naval forces, the ministry said in a statement released on Thursday on its Twitter account.

Turkey has purged the armed forces of thousands of personnel ranging from top generals to rank-and-file troops in the wake of the July 15 failed coup.

Overall, Turkey has removed 80,000 people from public duties over suspected links to the plotters.

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