Turkish authorities fire 200 police officers in Izmir

200 police officers in Turkey's Aegean city of Izmir have been released from their posts.

Turkish authorities fire 200 police officers in Izmir

World Bulletin / News Desk

200 police officers in Turkey's Aegean city of Izmir have been released from their posts.

The sackings come after Izmir police officers conducted an operation on sea-port directors on January 7.

Following the operation, a number of senior officers were demoted. The new Izmir police chief, Sami Uslu, today saw it fit to release 200 officers from their post, including 10 department managers.

Early commentators are linking the releases to an overhaul of the country's police force, after 300 officers were released under similar circumstances last month.

Last Mod: 24 Ocak 2014, 14:58
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