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Monday, June 27, 2005

Reforms curb Turkey's armed forces-The Washington Times


By Seth Rosen
June 26, 2005

ANKARA, Turkey -- To strengthen this country's chances of joining the European Union, its armed forces have undergone painful reforms over the past year that have curtailed their influence and increased the autonomy of the civilian government. But analysts say a growing chorus in the ranks of the military insists that the European Union is demanding too much, too quickly, and not accommodating Turkey's unique military-civilian relationship. "

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