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Turkey culls nearly 1,400 from armed forces, purges army panel

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Mr Erdogan said he planned to shut down existing military academies and put the armed forces under the command of the Defence Ministry.

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TURKEY dismissed nearly 1,400 members of its armed forces and stacked the top military council with government ministers on Sunday, moves designed by President Tayyip Erdogan to put him in full control of the military after a failed coup.

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