Date posted: March 15, 2014
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