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Turkey to coach Ukrainian cops

A thousand policemen to take brief courses.

Turkey to coach Ukrainian cops
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Turkey will take about a thousand Ukrainian police patrol officers Ukraine to undergo short courses.

"I am grateful to the Directorate General for Security of the Republic of Turkey for agreeing to take in June about a thousand Ukrainian patrol police officers to pass short courses," the Interior Ministry website quoted the head of the National Police Khatia Dekanoidze as saying.

Ukrainian police officers will be trained on the base of the Department of Protection, Public Security Department, Academy for Fight Against Terrorism, Academy of Fight Against Drugs and Organized Crime, as well as the Police Academy of Turkey.

Recently, the National Police announced tightening requirements for candidates to patrol service.

Earlier, Ukraine was shaken by several scandals related to the lack of qualification among patrol officers.