Surprisingly, the financial markets and the government were 'unfazed' by this move. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan named General Necdet Ozel as the new head of land forces and acting deputy chief of the general staff, but otherwise gave no response to the military's action.
The resignations have been described by some as the 'moment the Turkish military was finally civilianized.' In previous months, Erdogan refused to endorse many of Kosaner's suggestions on military appointments and promotions, perhaps in an effort to show the military no longer has the same political influence that it once did. Still, some military analysts are concerned that military morale and military capability will suffer greatly as a result of the resignations.