Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan.18
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The police staff was changed in the Turkish capital of Ankara, Turkish newspaper Milliyet reported today.
After an anti-corruption operation, conducted in Turkey in December 2013, the police staff was changed in Ankara and other cities in the country, according to the newspaper.
Turkish police conducted special operations in Istanbul and Ankara on Dec.17, 2013, resulting in the arrest of several dozens of people that include businessmen and sons of some ministers. The detainees were accused of corruption, smuggling and selling drugs.
Mayor of Istanbul's Fatih Municipality, Mustafa Demir, Director General of Turkish Halkbank Suleyman Aslan and well known entrepreneur Ali Agaoglu were arrested during the same operation by police. Searches were also conducted at Halkbank's office.
After a meeting with Turkish President Abdullah Gul in late December, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced a new cabinet of ministers.
translated by NH