Six deputy police chiefs dismissed amid bribery probe into high-profile names
Çetin AYDIN ISTANBUL - Hürriyet
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.