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Legacy of Coup Probes Haunt Effectiveness of Turkish Military

Turkish forces remain massed on the Syrian border, with Ankara warning it may intervene to secure the frontier; but, with hundreds of senior military officers jailed or forced into retirement as a result of investigations over coup plotting, questions are being raised over what impact this has had on military capabilities. Despite the military buildup on the Syrian border, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has ruled out any imminent operation into Syria. The announcement came after...

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