The number of Turkish-trained police in the liberated border town of Azaz now numbers up to 1,600 members, whose work includes maintaining security and preventing a range of abuses.
A source, who spoke to Zaman al-Wasl on the condition of anonymity, said some high-ranking positions in the new Free Police force have been filled by civilians with little experience except for security affairs.
In regards to salaries, the source said that new recruits are given an income of 600 Turkish lira a month, with the wage increasing up to 800 lira for higher ranking members.
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