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Military to be restructured after coup attempt, Erdogan says

22 July 2016 10:19 (UTC+04:00)
Military to be restructured after coup attempt, Erdogan says

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a televised interview late Thursday that the military will be restructured in a short time.

Erdogan also added that there were significant failures in intelligence ahead of last Friday's attempted military coup.

President further stated that he gave a call but could not reach the head of National Intelligence Agency (MIT), Hakan Fidan during the night.

In his first interview since declaring a state of emergency following the abortive coup, Erdogan said a new coup attempt was possible but would not be easy, saying "we are more vigilant".

"It is very clear that there were significant gaps and deficiencies in our intelligence, there is no point trying to hide it or deny it. I told it to the head of national intelligence," Erdogan told Reuters in his palace in Ankara, which was targeted during the coup attempt.

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