Turkey curtails military's clout in politics
By Selcan Hacaoglu
Associated Press / April 20, 2012
ANKARA, Turkey—Turkey's Islamic-rooted government has scored two victories in its quest to end the military's decades-long influence over politics.
This week, it sent one of the country's most powerful generals to jail for leading efforts to force the resignation of the country's first Islamist prime minister. Earlier in the month, it put two leaders of a 1980 military coup on trial.
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