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Report: Turkey purges hundreds more police over graft probe

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Report: Turkey purges hundreds more police over graft probe

By REUTERS, jpost.com, 01/31/2014
ISTANBUL – Turkey has purged at least 700 more police officers, local media said, over a corruption investigation portrayed by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan as part of a plot to undermine the country’s economy and his government….
…Altogether, more than 5,000 police officers have been dismissed or transferred since the graft inquiry became public on Dec. 17 with the arrest of businessmen close to Erdogan and three cabinet ministers’ sons….
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