Six police officers freed in Turkey wiretap probe

A Turkish court decided on the release of six detained police officers.

Six police officers freed in Turkey wiretap probe

World Bulletin / News Desk

A court in the southern province of Adana ruled on Monday April 14 on the release of six police officers, including two chiefs, who were arrested and charged as part of a massive probe into illegal wiretapping last week.

The court examined appeals filed by the officers who are due to walk free following the decision.

On April 8, eight police officers, including one woman and one retiree, were detained in the southern Turkish province of Adana.

Two of the suspects were released after an investigation, but the other six were charged of illegal wiretapping.

The officers – all serving members of the force’s intelligence department – include two police chiefs, Ismail Bilgin and Ertugrul Yetkin.

Wiretapping scandals have made headlines in Turkey since Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced in late 2012 that a "bug" had been found in his office.

Last Mod: 15 Nisan 2014, 09:34
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