Turkish mafia boss Sedat Peker wanted 'all over world' with red notice

The scope of red notice for the Turkish mafia leader Sedat Peker has been extended as “wanted all over the world,” his lawyer Ersan Barkın announced.

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Turkish mafia leader Sedat Peker’s lawyer Ersan Barkın on Sept. 22 announced on Twitter that the scope of red notice for Peker has been extended as “wanted all over the world.”

Interpol on Feb. 01 issued a red notice for Peker who fled Turkey in early 2020. The previous version of the red notice for Peker was worded in such a way that it was only asking him to "give his testimony." 

Last week, Emre Olur, who is known as the press advisor of Peker, was brought to Istanbul after being detained in the Albanian capital Tirana.

“Emre Olur, who worked alongside Sedat Peker for 7 months, serving tea and answering the phones, was brought to Turkey as if he was Peker's ‘black box’, and ‘press advisor.' Those who know that Sedat Peker, who is famous for not sharing information with anyone, cannot have a black box,” Barkın added.

Peker, who fled Turkey in early 2020, currently lives in the United Arab Emirates. Last year, the 51-year-old mobster began posting videos and tweets making a series of scandalous claims against political figures, including allegations of murder, rape, corruption and drug trafficking.

In June 2021, the mafia boss said that UAE officials warned him not to share videos due to high-security risks. Afterwards, Peker continued to make his sensational claims via Twitter instead.

Peker sometimes writes on Emre Olur's Twitter account to spread allegations.

Lastly, Peker claimed on Aug. 27 that former Capital Markets Board (SPK) head Ali Fuat Taşkesenlioğlu, who was previously a manager at the Gülenist-run Bank Asya; AKP lawmaker Zehra Taşkesenlioğlu; President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Erdoğan's advisors Serkan Taranoğlu and Korkmaz Karaca; the Union of Chambers, Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) member Salih Orakcı; and columnist Burak Taşçı from the daily Hürriyet took bribes in an organized network.

Peker’s allegations resulted in the resignation of Erdoğan’s two advisors, namely Serkan Taranoğlu and Korkmaz Karaca.