Police chiefs removed in four provinces across Turkey


Date posted: March 15, 2014

İSTANBUL

Police chiefs of Giresun, Muğla, Sivas and Van provinces were removed from their posts by the government on Saturday, Turkish media reported.

The removals come roughly three months after a wide-ranging corruption investigation that implicated prominent bureaucrats and businessmen close to the ruling party went public on Dec. 17.

More than 8,000 police officers and about 130 prosecutors have been removed from their posts and reassigned since the corruption scandal broke.

The purges are thought to be an attempt to remove those the government believes are members of the Hizmet movement from public sector jobs.

Source: Todays Zaman , March 15, 2014


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