New name appointed as Turkish police chief
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Selami Altınok.A new head to Turkey's law enforcement was announced on Sept. 10 as Selami Altınok, who served as interior minister in 2015 during the government under former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, took over the role of Turkish police chief.
Altınok, who was serving as undersecretary at the interior ministry, was Istanbul's police chief between 2013 and 2015.
The same decree also reassigned the governors of seven cities, and relocated four current or former governors to the central office, including Cemalettin Lekesiz, whom Altınok is replacing after two years at the post.
Under the same decree, Hatay Gov. Ercan Topaca has been appointed as the new Ankara governor, being replaced by Erdal Ata.