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      Archive: 1/8/2014

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        1/8/2014, Shevat 7, 5774

      Turkey Removes 350 Officers Amid Corruption Probe

      Turkey removed 350 police officers from their posts in the capital Ankara, following a corruption probe targeting people close to the government, the BBC reports.

      The latest round of police dismissals and reassignments were carried out under a government decree published at midnight. Those removed from their posts include chiefs of the financial crimes, anti-smuggling and organized crime units.