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Turkey redefines military’s duties

Generals’ ability to interfere in politics limited

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s Parliament has amended an armed forces’ regulation long relied on by the country’s generals as grounds for intervening in government, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported Saturday, in a move that further strips the military of its political influence.

The military has wielded huge political power in the country, overthrowing four governments between 1960 and 1997 and issuing a warning against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Islamic-rooted government as recently as 2007.

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