Turkey sacks Ankara police chief after suicide bombings


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Turkish interior ministry fired Ankara's top police chief and two other officials as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan admitted security shortcomings may have led to a double suicide bombing in the capital that killed 97 people.

Announcing the first dismissals in the wake of the disaster, the interior ministry said on Wednesday Ankara police chief Kadri Kartal as well as the head of the city's police intelligence and security departments had been sacked.

The ministry said they had been removed on the suggestion of investigators "to allow for a healthy investigation" into the atrocity.

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