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Turkey dismisses 350 police officers in Ankara

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ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s state-run news agency says some 350 police officers have been removed from posts in the capital Ankara, as the government continues to battle a corruption scandal that has ensnared former Cabinet ministers.

Claiming that it is the target of a conspiracy, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government has dismissed hundreds of police chiefs and officers since police launched raids targeting close Erdogan allies on Dec. 17.

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