World Bulletin / News Desk
Speaking at a news conference following the first Supreme Military Council meeting held under Turkey's presidential system, Ibrahim Kalin announced the decisions taken at the meeting led by Erdogan.
"Naval Forces Commander Adnan Ozbal has been promoted to full admiral," Kalin said.
"The Second Army Commander, Lt. Gen. Ismail Metin Temel has been elevated to the rank of four star general," he said.
"At least 9 generals and admirals were elevated to higher ranks, while 41 colonels were promoted to the rank of general," he added.
The tenures of 13 generals were extended for the period of one year and 383 colonels for two years.
In June, Erdogan had issued a decree to make changes in the top brass of the military.
Under the decree, the president decides on the promotion of top officers, including colonels, brigadier generals, rear admirals, generals and admirals, in the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK).