Two of Turkey's four-star generals resign a day after military cull: Report

Two senior Turkish generals resigned from the armed forces on Thursday, broadcaster CNN Turk reported, a day after the military dishonourably discharged nearly 1,700 personnel for their role in a failed coup this month.

Reuters| Last Updated: Jul 28, 2016, 13:38 PM IST

Istanbul: Two senior Turkish generals resigned from the armed forces on Thursday, broadcaster CNN Turk reported, a day after the military dishonourably discharged nearly 1,700 personnel for their role in a failed coup this month.

The two generals are Kamil Basoglu and Ihsan Uyar, both high-ranking members of the land forces, CNN Turk said. It was not immediately clear why they had resigned.

Wednesday`s military cull included 149 generals and admirals, which would represent roughly 40 percent of all Turkish generals and admirals, military data show.