ANKARA — Ankara police detained 11 people, including former police officers, over illegal wiretapping of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s home and office on Tuesday.
The Prime Minister’s previous security details Mehmet Yüksel and Zeki Bulut were also between the detainees. Police carried out a search in 12 locations, but only 11 were detained. One person had fled abroad, local media reported.
The operation was instructed by Ankara prosecutor Duran Çetin, who had deepened the investigation over bugging devices found at Erdoğan’s office last week.