Prosecutors investigate possible “junta” within Turkey's military

Prosecutors investigate possible “junta” within Turkey's military

PanARMENIAN.Net - Turkey's state-run news agency says a prosecutor has launched an investigation into the possible existence of a clique within the military capable of "obstructing" the government, The Associated Press reports.

The Anadolu Agency says the prosecutor in Istanbul started the probe Monday, February 27 following a weekend report in Hurriyet newspaper that said the army headquarters was "disturbed" by a series of criticisms leveled at the military. Some interpreted the report to suggest that a clique within the military was unhappy by the way the military was being led.

Anadolu said the probe was launched after a university lecturer filed a complaint claiming the report demonstrated the presence of an "influential and active junta."

In July, the Turkish government survived a failed military coup attempt blamed on the followers of a U.S.-based Muslim cleric.

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