Turkey's Military Bows to the Politicians

Soner Cagaptay and Ata Akiner examine the political and military implications of Turkey's new order since the military resignations of July 2011.

When Turkey's military high command resigned en masse in July 2011, it was the culmination of a four-year campaign by the leading Justice and Development Party to gain political ascendance. Soner Cagaptay and Ata Akiner examine the political and military implications of the new order.

Soner Cagaptay is director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute. Ata Akiner, a freelance researcher, recently completed his master's degree at the University of Cambridge.

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