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Turkey trains 5,631 Syrian policemen

October 26, 2017 at 3:31 pm

Turkish army vehicles head to the Syrian border due to ongoing deployment to Idlib’s de-conflict zone on 10 October 2017 [Mustafa Kamacı/Anadolu Agency]

The Turkish Police Academy oversaw the training of 5,631 Syrians to work as police officers where the “Euphrates Shield Operation” is taking place in northern Syria.

Turkey’s Anadolu Agency reported Turkish security sources as saying that the training took place at five schools belonging to the Turkish Police Academy.

According to the sources, the training aims to achieve security and stability in the areas where Turkey’s military operation was taking place as well as the city of Azaz in northwestern Syrian.

Twenty per cent of the participants were trained under the supervision of Turkey’s Police Special Operations Department.

After the training, which began in December last year, the police officers will begin their duties in the cities of Al-Bab, Azaz, Jarabulus and Kobani.

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