More than 100 high-ranking Turkish soldiers promoted

Sixteen generals and admirals were promoted and 99 colonels were promoted to generals and admirals, the Turkish military said late Thursday.

In a statement released following a five-hour Supreme Military Council meeting in capital Ankara, the General Staff said that 20 generals’ terms were extended for one year.

Meanwhile, 47 generals and admirals will be retired as of Thursday and one general will retire Sept. 1, 2016.

Held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, the meeting’s venue was changed for the first time from General Staff headquarters to the prime minister’s residence at the Cankaya Palace.

The change of venue came after the July 15 coup attempt.