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Istanbul Police Chief Removed Over Graft Inquiry: Local Media

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December 19, 2013 AT 6:35 AM
Istanbul's powerful police chief has been dismissed, according to local media, over an anti-corruption action striking at the heart of Turkey's ruling elite and threatening the authority of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan at home and abroad. Huseyin Capkin was the most senior commander so far to be sacked following the dismissal of dozens of senior officers on Wednesday over what Erdogan has termed a "dirty operation" to tarnish the government.