Turkish police officers take position as they clash with leftist protesters in Istanbul August 28, 2014. (AFP Photo/Ozan Kose)
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Turkish authorities Monday detained some two dozen police officers in new nationwide raids over an alleged plot to overthrow the Islamic-rooted government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.It was the fourth such wave of raids since July as the government cracks down on what Erdogan has described as a "parallel state" within the security forces.Erdogan Thursday moved from the office of prime minister to president after his August 10 election victory, with his close ally, former foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu, taking the post of premier.
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