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Erdogan proposed army and intelligence to come under the command of the President
11:14, 29 July 2016
Erdogan proposed army and intelligence to come under the command of the President

Turkish army and intelligence to come under the command of the President, relevant amendments to the Constitution to be introduced

11:14, 29 July 2016

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Turkish General Staff and the Turkey's National Intelligence Organization should come under the command of the President.

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Erdogan proposed to introduce relevant amendments to the Constitution, reports Turkish broadcaster CNN Türk citing parliamentary sources.

According to the current legislation, the General Staff and Intelligence are subject to the Prime Minister of Turkey. 

On July 28 in Ankara hуldthe first meeting of the Supreme Military Council of Turkey after the coup. As the result, it was announced that a number of senior leaders of the armed forces, including the head of the General Staff Hulusi Akar, keep their positions.

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