Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) are set to follow the suit after many other state institutions that established close-circuit commissions to cleanse people affiliated with the Gülen movement from within public bodies.
Infamous commissions are responsible for 100,000 people who have either been sacked or suspended from state positions since the July 15 coup attempt for which the government accuses the movement despite the latter’s denying involvement.
According to staunchly pro-government daily Yeni Şafak, commissions within TSK will carry out investigations into most of the active-duty and contracted military officers who graduated from military academy after 1990.
The investigations will include inquiries about overseas trips, exams’ results at military school, training records; and awards and appreciations received, the newspaper said.
TSK has already removed its 4,545 personnel from posts over their alleged links to the movement since July 15.