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Police chief commits suicide in Turkey

English.news.cn   2013-12-22 08:33:59            

ANKARA, Dec. 21 (Xinhua) -- A Turkish senior police chief who worked in Ankara Police Department's Anti-smuggling and Organized Crime Unit was found dead in his car on Saturday in the country's capital of Ankara, local Dogan News Agency reported.

Preliminary investigation showed that the chief named Hakan Yuksekdag shot himself with a gun.

The incident came a day after 14 senior police officials in the National Police Department in Ankara were sacked from their posts in the ongoing graft probe linked to public tenders.

The police has launched further investigation into the incident.

Related:

Turkey dismisses 14 police chiefs in corruption probe

ANKARA, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- The Turkish government dismissed 14 police chiefs working in the National Police Department in Ankara in a corruption probe, local Today's Zaman reported Friday.

The removal of the police chiefs came a day after senior police officials, including Istanbul Police Chief Huseyin Capkin, were sacked from their posts in the ongoing graft probe linked to public tenders.  Full story

 

 

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