17 police officers detained in new operations
ISTANBUL – Doğan News AgencySeventeen police officers were detained on Nov. 12 as a part of a fresh wave of operations conducted in seven provinces across Turkey.
Teams from the organized crime branch launched the operations on the order of the Istanbul Public Prosecutor’s Office.
The police officers are accused of illegal wiretapping, violating privacy rights, forging documents and violating the confidentiality of investigations.
Dozens of police have been detained in operations throughout 2014 on charges of forming a criminal organization and bugging phones, part of what President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has described as a plot to unseat him from power.