Baku, Azerbaijan, May 22
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The head of Turkey's Police Academy, Remzi Findikli has been dismissed from his post and replaced by Yilmaz Cholak, the country's Milliyet newspaper reported on May 22.
The candidacy to this post is approved by the country's interior minister, prime minister and president.
Findikli headed the country's Police Academy since 2010. He was dismissed from his post as a result of the personnel reshuffling that began in Turkey's government bodies after the anti-corruption operation in December 2013.
Turkish police conducted anti-corruption operations in Istanbul and Ankara on December 17, 2013, resulting in the arrest of several dozen people including businessmen and the sons of some ministers.
The detainees were accused of corruption, smuggling and selling drugs.
Former Interior Minister Muammar Guler's son Baris Guler, former Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan's son Salih Kaan Caglayan, the Mayor of Istanbul's Fatih Municipality Mustafa Demir, well known entrepreneur Ali Agaoglu and businessman Reza Zarrab were all arrested during the same operation by police.
Turkish Prosecutor's Office made a decision to release them in February 2014.
Turkey's Police Academy was established on Dec.6, 1937.
Edited by S.I.