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Political Power of Turkish Army Seems to Fade

For the first time since the 1980 military coup, a civilian presided over Turkey’s National Security Council on Wednesday, reflecting a quiet but major shift toward limiting the political power of the country’s generals. The council’s new civilian secretary general is Yigit Alpogan, a diplomat who was most recently ambassador to Greece. His appointment followed amendments to the Turkish Constitution this year that reduced the number of posts reserved for the military in the council and several other government institutions. Full Story

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