Erdoğan said superior authority in law enforcement operations will be assigned to governors and provincial police chiefs will have secondary authority. "Prosecutors will not be able to randomly order police to carry out raids. The governor will have a say on it," he said. Referring to a recent raid upon the order of a prosecutor to a truck belonging to Turkish National Intelligence Directorate (MİT), Erdoğan said it was "the work of a parallel structure," a name he attributes to the Gülen Movement's infiltrators within the state. Turkish security forces stopped and attempted to search a truck allegedly carrying arms to the Syrian rebels in southern Turkey upon the order of a prosecutor. The government intervened and the truck resumed its trip. Media reports claimed MİT was illegally delivering weapons to extremists in Syria. The government denied the allegations. The prosecutor was suspended after the incident.
Governors to have final authority
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