| 21 April 2024, Sunday |

Turkey asks UAE to repatriate mob leader Peker -Anadolu

The Turkish Justice Ministry has requested that the United Arab Emirates imprison and deport Sedat Peker, a convicted Turkish crime boss, after Interpol issued a red alert for him, according to the state-owned Anadolu news agency on Wednesday.

Last year, Turkey initiated an inquiry into Peker. Soon after, Peker began posting videos on YouTube detailing suspected corruption among prominent Turkish officials.

The movies were shot in the United Arab Emirates, with whom Turkey has lately attempted to repair long-strained ties.

Interpol’s representative could not be reached immediately. The prosecutor’s office in Istanbul, Anadolu, did not confirm news regarding the Interpol red alert.

  • Reuters