7 Jan 2014

Turkish govt sacks 'hundreds' of police

10:26 pm on 7 January 2014

The Turkish government has dismissed 350 police officers in the capital Ankara in connection with an anti-corruption operation, according to reports.

The sackings took place overnight on Monday with 250 people - mostly from outside the city - appointed to replace them.

Hundreds of police have been dismissed or reassigned across the country since the corruption investigation in December last year, the BBC reports.

Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has accused the police and judiciary of orchestrating a probe against his government.