July 11, 2018 / 2:28 PM / 6 days ago

Turkey's army may come under authority of defense ministry: Erdogan

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey’s army may come under the authority of the defense ministry, President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying by private broadcaster CNN Turk on Wednesday.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan talks at a press conference during a visit in the Turkish Cypriot northern part of the divided city of Nicosia, Cyprus July 10,2018. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou/File Photo

Erdogan on Monday appointed former Chief of Staff Hulusi Akar as defense minister. He made the comment to reporters traveling his plane to a NATO summit in Brussels, CNN Turk said.

Reporting by Ezgi Erkoyun; Writing by Ali Kucukgocmen; Editing by David Dolan

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