Monday, January 5, 2015

More Ops Against Cops for Taps in Turkey

At least 34 police officers, including former police chiefs, were detained on charges of illegal wiretapping in simultaneous dawn raids on Monday across multiple provinces as part of a new wave of investigations into the police.

Twenty-two police officers who formerly served at the intelligence unit of the Gaziantep Police Department were detained in 13 Turkish provinces, and another 14 were detained in 12 provinces in an operation based out of Şanlıurfa. There are reportedly police chiefs among those who were taken into custody in the Şanlıurfa-based operation.