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Turkey's generals meet civilian leaders

Turkey's generals meet civilian leaders

Turkey's military and civilian leaders are meeting to discuss an alleged military conspiracy to discredit the Islamic-rooted government.
The National Security Council meeting Tuesday includes Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President Abdullah Gul and Gen. Ilker Basbug, head of the staunchly secular military.
Basbug had said he would use the meeting to address a media report that a navy colonel crafted a plan to undermine the government by accusing it of corruption. Military prosecutors say there is no clear evidence of such a plan.
Also Tuesday, civilian prosecutors are questioning some officers linked to the alleged conspiracy. Last week, the government empowered civilian courts to prosecute military personnel.


Updated : 2021-05-11 22:09 GMT+08:00