As reverberations of a major investigation into alleged bribery and tender rigging still continue, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) introduced a new controversial bill that requires that police chiefs who are assigned to work with prosecutors in a probe now have to inform their superiors, including city police chiefs and governors before launching an investigation.

The change in a law that regulates the work of police along with prosecutors in judicial cases came on the heels of a recent investigation launched by İstanbul prosecutors into alleged bribery linked with public tenders.

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The government lashed out at İstanbul police for not informing the city police chief, governor and interior minister in prior to investigation. Accusing police for „misconduct of operation“, the ruling party has removed more than 70 police chiefs and officials in a number of provinces.