Jobs of over 160 judges changed in Turkey

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Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb.12

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

Jobs of around 166 judges have been changed after the anti-corruption operations conducted in Turkey in December 2013, Turkish Hürrriyet newspaper reported.

Under the changes in legal authorities, posts of over 6,000 police have also been changed.

Turkish police conducted special operations in Istanbul and Ankara on December 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 L.Z.

Edited by C.N.

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