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.”

 

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