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Turkey to Hire 500,000 Soldiers
Turkey is making preparations to hire 500,000 career soldiers in order to ratchet up the war against Kurdish rebels, Turkish daily newspaper Aksam reported Wednesday.

State Minister and Chief EU Negotiator Egemen Bagis said during a visit to Brussels that the move would also contribute to his country's struggle with unemployment.

An absolute number of career soldiers to be hired had not been determined, according to Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul. He said Wednesday that both the government and the military were conducting studies on the matter, and "what shape (the new structure) will take will be known with the conclusion of these technical studies."

The current structure of the Turkish army contains both professional and conscripted soldiers. However, Gonul said a new law might be needed in order to switch to a professional army....

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