Dozens of Turkish police detained for spying on government

July 22, 2014 9:51 AM

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Dozens of Turkish police detained for spying on government

Dozens of high-ranking police officers were detained in Turkey on Tuesday accused of involvement in spying and illegal wire-tapping of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's inner circle.

At least 76 officers were detained in 22 provinces around the country on suspicion of forming a criminal organisation and illegally bugging phones, Turkish media reported.

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