Turkish Defense Ministry discharges 820 personnel from land, naval forces

September 1, 2016 13:01

ANKARA - Turkey's Defense 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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