Turkey Replaces Army, Air Force And Navy Commanders

Turkey Replaces Army, Air Force And Navy Commanders

 Turkey on Wednesday (August 8) replaced the heads of the army, air force and navy, after their terms in office expired, reshuffling the top of a military that has been shaken by last year's failed coup.

The heads of the three branches were replaced by other top members of the military, President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin, told a news conference.

There was no suggestion that the three were being reshuffled due to the coup and Kalin thanked the commanders for their service.

The widely expected changes were announced after a meeting of the Supreme Military Council (YAS) chaired by Prime Minister Binali Yildirim.