First army vehicles pull out of Turkey cities after coup bid

A military truck transports a tank out of Istanbul on August 22, 2016 after the Turkish government decided to relocate armed vehicles from military bases in the main citiesTurkey on Monday began pulling out tanks and other military vehicles from bases in its main cities in line with an order to move all barracks outside Istanbul and Ankara following the failed July 15 coup. Military barracks and bases on the outskirts of Ankara and Istanbul were one of the main hubs of the foiled coup, from where tanks and units of rebel soldiers moved in a bid to seize key positions in Turkey’s two main cities. In the first such pullout, a convoy of half a dozen military trucks hauling other military vehicles concealed by tarpaulins left the Bastabya base in Istanbul for the barracks of Corlu and Besiktepe in the northwest province of Tekirdag, AFP correspondents said.

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