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Twenty security agents arrested on wiretapping case in Turkey

October 28, 2014, 16:47 UTC+3
The latest wave of arrests took place on October 21 in Ankara
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Photo: Police surround people detained on suspicion illegally wiretapping government officials, Istanbul, Turkey, July 26, 2014

Photo: Police surround people detained on suspicion illegally wiretapping government officials, Istanbul, Turkey, July 26, 2014

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ANKARA, October 28. /TASS/. About 20 Security Directorate agents were detained Tuesday in Mersin, Turkey, on suspicion of involevement in illegal wiretapping. The list of suspects comprises 27 names of security agents, local media informs.

Special investigative measures have been taken in the course of investigation into activities of what is known as parallel structure, or shadow government.

A certain group of government authorities staff members is said to pursue a goal to undermine the work of the incumbent government. Most agents detained in Mersin are police intelligence agents.

The latest wave of arrests took place on October 21 in Ankara. The police raided places of residence of current and former Security Directorate agents. About 20 people were detained, including former intelligence unit chief Ömer Altıparmak and his Deputy Lokman Kircil, responsible for counterterrorism activities. 

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