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Turkish army a "broken force" after coup

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>> Always united, Turkey's chief of staff describing the army a few days ago, but after a failed military coup, thousands of soldiers are behind bars and about a hundred generals. The most senior of them so far arrested on Tuesday despite being recently praised for his role in the fight against the Islamic state.
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Homero Pamukin Istanbul says NATO's second largest army Is now riddled with divisions.>> The Turkish army is a broken force now and it is fractured says one of the analysts that I've spoken to. He believes that this failed coup attempt is carried out by more than one faction of the army.
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>> Speaking to Reuters last week, President Tayyip Erdoğan acknowledged intelligence failures, promising a shakeup to bring fresh blood, bringing a high military council meeting forward to Thursday. On the agenda, tighter government control over the armed forces. But many are wondering what control they'll have over the borders and in the fight against Islamic state.
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Also arrested, a commander of the Incirlik Air Base, a coalition launch pad to bomb northern Syria. This country faces multiple security threats, both from the Kurdish militants and the Islamic state, and now, analysts think that it will be largely focused on endless investigations, there will be lots of loyalty checks to make sure that this kind of a coupe plot would never happen again.
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>> Turkey's powerful army has been shaken to the core, the aftershocks could be felt for decades to come.