Fourteen governors replaced across Turkey
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Six governors, including Selami Altınok, who has been appointed as the Istanbul police chief, were recalled to the central office. DHA PhotoFourteen governors across Turkey have been replaced after the changes were published in the Official Gazette following their approval by President Abdullah Gül.
Six governors, including Selami Altınok, who has been appointed as the Istanbul police chief, were recalled to the central office while new governors were assigned to eight provinces.
Altınok was the governor of the Central Anatolian province of Aksaray when he was appointed as the new head of Istanbul’s police force after Hüseyin Çapkın was removed from his position in the wake of the Dec. 17, 2013, corruption operation.
Other officials taken to the central office were Bolu Gov. İbrahim Özçimen, Bilecik Gov. Halil İbrahim Akpınar, Bitlis Gov. Veysel Yurdakul, Iğdır Gov. Ahmet Pek and Uşak Gov. Mehmet Ufuk Erden.
Legal adviser Şeref Ataklı, Interior Ministry Deputy Secretary Ahmet Hamdi Nayir, Küçükçekmece District Gov. Orhan Öztürk, Family and Social Policies Ministry Secretary Ahmet Zahteroğulları, Kayseri Deputy Gov. Davut Haner, Gov. Orhan Alimoğlu from the central office, Karabük Gov. İzzettin Küçük and Gaziosmanpaşa District Gov. Seddar Yavuz were respectively appointed as the governors of Aksaray, Bilecik, Bitlis, Bolu, Iğdır, Karabük, Şanlıurfa and Uşak.