Aside from the subordination of the Force Commands to the Ministry of National Defense, the most important change concerning the military forces was the subordination of the Gendarmerie General Command and Coast Guard Command to the Ministry of Interior. Following comprehensive changes to the Law no. 2803 on the Structure and Powers of the Gendarmerie, the gendarmerie has been defined not as a military force, but as a general law enforcement force. In terms of definition, subordination, structure, organization, positioning, duties, area of responsibility, staffing, promotions, discipline and investigation, supervision and regulatory procedures, its connection to the Turkish Armed Forces and General Staff has been either completely severed or limited to times of military mobilization and war. Accordingly, the powers of the Chief of General Staff and other military figures have been restricted. Gendarmerie General Command has been subordinated to the Ministry of Interior and the Minister of Interior has become the chief authority in the aforementioned issues. Besides, various practical measures were taken to fill the lack of personnel following expulsions from the Turkish Armed Forces and the restructuring process.