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Turkey fires police chiefs in 16 provinces: Reports

Published on Jan 8, 2014 3:16 PM

ANKARA (AFP) - The Turkish government fired police chiefs in 16 provinces, the Dogan news agency said on Wednesday, as it continued its purge of law enforcement amid a corruption scandal hitting the cabinet.

Among the police chiefs dismissed in an interior ministry decree were those from several big cities including Ankara, Izmir, Antalya and Diyarbakir, Dogan reported.