The Turkish General Staff applied to the Press Council and the Journalists' Association over reports on former army officers published in a pro-government daily, the military said on Friday.
The General Staff made the application of complaint after a newspaper published reports that it says violated the principles of the journalism profession, and demanded sanction be imposed on the daily, military spokesman Brig. Gen. Metin Gurak said during a weekly press briefing on Friday.
The Turkish army slammed Tuesday some media organs, saying their coverage relating to former military officers violates basic human rights, and urged them to act responsibly.
The military's harsh statement on Tuesday came a day after a retired colonel committed suicide. Colonel Abdulkerim Kirca fatally shot himself in the head on Monday after a pro-government newspaper accused him of ordering the assassination of suspected PKK terrorists during the 1990s.