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Çetin AYDIN ISTANBUL - Hürriyet

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Five police commissioners in the Istanbul police department, including chiefs executing a corruption operation targeting high-profile figures, were discharged from their offices Dec. 18 morning. DHA photo

Five police commissioners in the Istanbul police department, including chiefs executing a corruption operation targeting high-profile figures, were discharged from their offices Dec. 18 morning. DHA photo

Two assistants of Istanbul Police Chief Hüseyin Çapkın and four assistant chiefs, including chiefs involved in the execution of a corruption operation targeting high-profile figures, were dismissed from their posts Dec. 18.

The two assistants of Çapkın dismissed were Deputy Police Chief Mahir Çakallı, from the Organized Crimes Bureau and Deputy Police Chief Hamza Tosun, from the Financial Crimes Bureau.

Two deputy chiefs at the Organized Crime Bureau, Şenol Demir and Ahmet Kalender, as well as two deputy chiefs of Financial Crimes, Yasin Topçu and Kazım Aksoy, were also dismissed from their posts. 
The dismissal of six police chief deputies came after five police commissioners in the Istanbul police department, were discharged from their offices earlier in the morning. 

This morning’s dismissed police department chiefs included Finance Branch Head Yakub Saygılı and Organized Crime Branch Head Nazmi Ardıç, who were conducting the operations, as well as Smuggling Branch Head Tuğrul Turhal, Anti-Terrorism Branch Head Ömer Köse and Public Security Branch Head Ertan Erçıktı, daily Hürriyet reported. 

They were replaced with Hakan Sıralı, Aydın Yılmaz, Ömer Burak Aktaş, Ali Serdar Sekkin and Yusuf Bengü respectively.

December/18/2013

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Murat

12/19/2013 6:33:26 PM

This what a mafia state feels like. Putinization is complete.

Brian Irlanda

12/19/2013 10:14:19 AM

Apparently it is now 6+29 KM....

cezer "çapulcu" skonore

12/18/2013 11:36:23 PM

K M : I see your point. This is the best time to protest.

Jeff Gibbs

12/18/2013 8:46:02 PM

One corrupt medieval dictatorship attacks another. I don't know why so many people are saying 'if only the military were here to keep them in check.' The military who brought so many coups to Turkey, who is responsible for the murder and torture of thousands, who disappeared people in the 90s. And then all the conspiracy theorists with the dark forces here and the Israelis there. Which ever way you look, there is a worse choice to put in power. MY only hope is the Gezi people.

K M

12/18/2013 7:01:50 PM

Six now? Will it reach 10 by the end of the day?

K M

12/18/2013 6:00:35 PM

Are you kidding me. Why are people not in the streets over this? Due to administrative necessities these cops are being transferred to sheep farms along with the muezzin who told the truth and the reaction is "OK"? Even though no one was disciplined for deaths and maiming in the protests of June and over the summer? Welcome to fascist Turkey!

Mehmet Ungrateful

12/18/2013 5:11:23 PM

This is democracy in Turkey. Shoot the protestors, fire the police who investigate the people they shouldn't, lock p all the journalists who write the truth, tax any company heavily if they help the needy, lock up doctors if hey help the wonder without the permission of the obstinate Tyrant. We want a democratic, secular Turkey with honest lawmakers not corrupt clowns and fools.

mara mcglothin

12/18/2013 3:29:06 PM

It will only rock the current government IF they have done something wrong:)

R Collins

12/18/2013 3:06:30 PM

Not a very sophisticated attempt at a cover up -- indicates panic. Perhaps AKP really stands for "Advanced Kleptomaniacs Party."

american american

12/18/2013 1:03:41 PM

t.v. - there is no democracy in turkey! it is all mafia politics....but on a positive side...dear police force, it looks like we are outliving you.
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