Erdogan reduces military service; reveals plans for Presidency

Written by on October 4, 2013 in Europe - No comments

Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan revealed the reduction of military service in an interview with TV networks A Haber and ATV.

“We are contemplating the reduction of the 12 month military service while the short term service will remain at 6 months,” he said. Military service in Turkey currently lasts 15 months. Students that opt to serve as ordinary soldiers serve six months and if they choose to be reserve officers their service lasts 15 months.

In the same interview, Erdogan also hinted that he will be a candidate for the Turkish presidency.

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