Turkey’s Chief of General Staff visits Mocow

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Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim (L) and Cheif of Staff General Hulusi Akar (C) during a visit to the Mustafa Kemal Ataturk Mausoleum, founder of modern Turkey, before the Turkish Supreme Military Council meeting in Ankara, Turkey, 28 July 2016. Turkish parliament on 21 July formally approved a three-month state of emergency declared by Turkish President Erdogan. The 15 June's failed coup attempt aftermath was followed by the dismissal of 50,000 workers and the arrest of 8,000 people. At least 290 people were killed and almost 1,500 injured amid violent clashes on 15 July as certain military factions attempted to stage a coup d'etat. The UN and various governments and organizations have urged Turkey to uphold the rule of law and to defend human rights.

Turkey’s Chief of General Staff visits Mocow


Turkey’s most senior military official is visiting Moscow.

Consultations with Russia

General Hulusi Akar, chief of the General Staff, is to meet his opposite number General Valery Gerasimov, the head of Russia’s military. Gerasimov is also the first deputy defense minister.

Gerasimov is also the first deputy defense minister. The pair would discuss “military cooperation and regional issues,” a Turkish military statement said.

Relations between Ankara and Moscow have warmed over the l...


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