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Turkey: The War Against ISIL, Competition with Russia and Turkey’s Role in Mosul

Since the failed coup attempt of 15 July, the Turkish military has undergone a profound purge, most notably in the colonel and brigadier general ranks, with a total number of 1,684 dismissals (1,068 Army, 154 Navy and 461 Air Force). The coup planning centered on the Air Force Academy and the Incirlik Air Force Base in Adana, which is used also by the US Air Force and other NATO air assets, damaging Turkey’s relations with other NATO countries present in the base during the coup.

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