Turkish authorities have removed another 25 police chiefs from their posts , widening a crackdown on the force since it launched a corruption investigation that Prime Minister "Tayyip Erdogan" has called a "dirty operation" against his rule.
Erdogan accused "international groups" and "dark alliances" on Saturday of encouraging the graft investigations and signaled the crackdown on people behind the corruption investigation would continue.
Twenty-four people have been formally arrested under the corruption investigation, including the sons of two government ministers and the general manager of state-owned Halkbank . Scores have also been detained.
In response, about 70 police officers, including the powerful head of Istanbul's force, have now been sacked or moved to different posts since the detention of bribery suspects began last week.