Three hundred and fifty policemen fired in Ankara
Turkish authorities dismissed from the police 350 officers in Ankara, according to the Turkish Hurriyet Daily News. It has become the response of Erdogan's government to investigations against fellows of the prime minister.
The dismissed police worked in departments responsible for combating terrorism, organized crime, financial and cyber crime , smuggling, as well as exploration.
About 80 of the dismissed held senior positions. In particular, among them was the deputy head of the police in Ankara. Approximately 250 new police officers have been appointed to the vacant post. Thus, Erdogan’s confrontation with the security forces is entering a new level.
Earlier mass resignation were made in the police of Istanbul. Then about 30 police officers were fired for being involved in the investigation of corruption cases in which the names of sons of former ministers of Turkey were mentioned.
The first arrests in cases of corruption were made in mid-December. Then were arrested more than 50 people, including three sons of the then ministers. They were accused of bribery and providing entrepreneurs illegal building permissions. Part of the detainees were released , but were detained sons of Interior Minister, Muammer Guler, and Economy Minister, Zafer Caglayan , who was a top manager of a state “Halkbank.”