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Handover ceremonies mark changes in military

Following deliberations by the Supreme Military Council, handover ceremonies have been conducted at the land and air forces commands to formalize the new assignments within the command structure.

The Defense Ministry unveiled that Gen. Musa Avsever, the retired Land Forces commander, transferred his responsibilities to Gen. Selçuk Bayraktaroğlu.

General Metin Gurak appointed as new military chief in Turkey

Turkey's Supreme Military Council has appointed Metin Gurak as the new chief of the general staff, a decision published by President Tayyip Erdogan's office on Thursday.

Metin Gurak replaces Yasar Guler, who was appointed as defense minister in the new government by Erdogan in June after he was sworn in for his new five-year presidential term. [Reuters]