Turkey’s Supreme Military Board to convene on August 2

Turkey’s Supreme Military Board to convene on August 2

Turkey’s Supreme Military Board will convene to discuss promotions and expels from the army in a one-day meeting to be held on August 2 under the leadership of the country's Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım.

Along with Yıldırım and Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli, Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar and senior commanders of the army will be present at the meeting.

With the change to the structure of YAŞ, deputy prime ministers as well as foreign and interior ministers will also have to participate in the meeting, the Hurriyet Daily reported.

This year’s meeting will determine whether Land Forces Commander Gen. Salih Zeki Çolak, Naval Forces Commander Adm. Bülent Bostanoğlu and Air Forces Commander Gen. Abidin Ünal will be replaced or have their terms extended. Akar will remain in his position until 2019.

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