Hundreds of soldiers detained during the coup attempt on 15 July, were released, according to Turkish state media.
As many as 758 of 10,012 soldiers arrested after the attempted seizure of power, was released on the recommendation of the judge in Istanbul after soldiers testified about their involvement in a plot to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The judge called the detention of military personnel, including military students, unnecessary.
Suspects may be detained for up to 30 days without charges in accordance with the new presidential decree, the result of a foiled revolution. The Directive also allows the government to listen to conversations of suspects with their lawyers. A state of emergency has also been sanctioned.
In addition, 1389 soldiers suspected of Alliance with the movement of the United States, along with the cleric, Fethullah Gulen was expelled from the Turkish armed forces, the state Anadolu reported on Sunday. Gulen, who is in zamozhnoye, denies any involvement in the coup.
The government on Sunday issued a decree to change the organizational structure of the military, with the result that the armed forces are now under strict government control. In accordance with the new decrees, the army, Navy and air force will report directly to the Ministry of defence, is the chief of the military General staff.
In addition, all the existing military schools and academies were closed, and the new national defense University was established under the control of the Ministry of defense, according to Anadolu. Military hospitals are currently under the purview of the Ministry of health.
Turkey is gradually returning to normal after the coup attempt, which claimed the lives of 246 people and 24 conspirators.
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