Turkey detains 21 police officers in wiretapping probe




 
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February 8th, 2015  
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Topic: Turkey detains 21 police officers in wiretapping probe


A Turkish court ordered the arrest of 21 police officers on Sunday as part of an investigation into the illegal wiretapping of politicians, civil servants and businessmen, the Dogan News Agency reported. Raids began in several cities as prosecutors enforced the court order, privately owned Dogan said, the latest step in President Tayyip Erdogan's campaign against supporters of his ally turned arch-foe, U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen. Scores of police officers have already been detained as part of the investigation since the middle of last year. Thousands of police officers, judges and prosecutors have since been removed from their posts.

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