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Three senior police officers, who were unexpectedly removed from their posts, were given new tasks, the reports have said.

Yurt Atayun, who was relieved from his duty at Istanbul Anti-terror Department Directorate last week, was assigned to Security Control Command Center of the Security General Directorate of, while Erol Demirhan, former chief of Istanbul Police Department’s Intelligence Director, was appointed to Ankara's Department of Intelligence, the daily Hürriyet reported Feb 11.

Ali Fuat Yılmazer, who was taken off duty in March, will begin work in Ankara's Police Academy, the report added.

Yılmazer initiated several raids on “Ergenekon” gang which allegedly sought to overthrow the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government when he was Istanbul's deputy police chief in charge of the intelligence branch.

February/11/2012

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