Two dozen Turkish police arrested for allegedly attempting to overthrow the government

Published September 1st, 2014 - 10:40 GMT
Erdogan is convinced a "parallel state" exists in Turkey. (AFP/File)
Erdogan is convinced a "parallel state" exists in Turkey. (AFP/File)

Approximately two dozen police officers were arrested Monday for allegedly planning to overthrow the Turkish government, AFP reports. The men were detained during early morning raids in 16 cities across Turkey.

This is the fourth wave of raids since July. Officers were accused of illegally eavesdropping on top officials and attempting to overthrow the government, according to AFP.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is convinced that a “parallel state” exists in Turkey that is determined to undermine his government. Erdogan moved from the office of prime minister to the office of president on Thursday. 

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