Turkey detains 21 police officers in wiretapping probe

Police officers ask people to stay away at the main Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, after a woman opened automatic weapon fire at a police vehicle in Taksim, before escaping on foot. (AP)

A Turkish court ordered the arrest of 21 police officers on Sunday as part of an investigation into the illegal wiretapping of politicians, civil servants and businessmen, the Dogan News Agency reported.

Raids began in several cities as prosecutors enforced the court order, privately owned Dogan said, the latest step in President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s campaign against supporters of his ally turned arch-foe, U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen.
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Source News: Alarabiya