Real Turkey: Devil’s Triangle in Turkey: Mafia-State-AKP



A popular crime boss, Mr. Sedat Peker is broadcasting a series of YouTube videos to air out AKP’s dirty laundry.


  • He seems to be the victim of infighting in AKP ranks.


  • His allegations need to be proven in a court of law, but more than 50% of the nation find him credible.


  • The accusation runs the gamut from coke trafficking to political assassinations.


  • His videos are creating a firestorm in Turkish politics.


  • They also demonstrate the collapse of legal institutions and why Turkey can’t grow sustainably


  • What is the end-game?


Reference reading


FT:  Mobster transfixes Turkey with video tirade against political elite



BBC:  Peker videos: Gang leader’s claims rattle Turkish government



Yetkin Report:  How will Erdoğan prevent new allegations by mob leader?



Arab News:  Exiled Turkey mob boss opens new Pandora’s box with Syria claims



biaNet:  Over 50 percent of society ‘believe’ Sedat Peker and want an election



Insight Crime:  Mafia Boss Claims Venezuela-Turkey Cocaine Connection



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Published By: Atilla Yeşilada

GlobalSource Partners’ Turkey Country Analyst Atilla Yesilada is the country’s leading political analyst and commentator. He is known throughout the finance and political science world for his thorough and outspoken coverage of Turkey’s political and financial developments. In addition to his extensive writing schedule, he is often called upon to provide his political expertise on major radio and television channels. Based in Istanbul, Atilla is co-founder of the information platform Istanbul Analytics and is one of GlobalSource’s local partners in Turkey. In addition to his consulting work and speaking engagements throughout the US, Europe and the Middle East, he writes regular columns for Turkey’s leading financial websites VATAN and and has contributed to the financial daily Referans and the liberal daily Radikal.