Tag Archives: Turkey

Global cyber fraud

This article reports charges against nearly 300 people for cyber fraud and seizure of $3.7 million. Authorities arrested 74 people in the U.S. and 207 in other countries, including 167 in Nigeria, 18 in Turkey and 15 in Ghana. The … Continue reading

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Plight of Turkish National Police who studied in the U.S.

This open letter from 50 university professors, published in the Chronicle of Higher Education, laments┬áthe plight of over 400 Turkish National Police leaders who pursued graduate studies in the United States between 1999 and 2014. They have since been fired … Continue reading

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Interpol trying to mend

This article reviews the evolution of Interpol over the last 20 years, including current attempts to rein in the abuse of red notices. Right after the events of September 11, 2001, the agency began emphasizing more information sharing and streamlining … Continue reading

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Terrorism at lowest level since 2002

Global terrorism has been decreasing steadily since 2002. The number of terror attacks decreased 19.8% in 2017, following drops of 9.2% and 11.5% in the preceding two years, according to this article. Terrorism-related deaths declined 24.2% in 2017 following drops … Continue reading

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Shifting face of international terrorism

Counter-terrorism efforts directed mainly at ISIS, Al Qaeda, and the Middle East will need to shift attention to Russian-speaking individuals and networks in the coming years, according to this article. Terror groups that previously resisted oppressive governments in their own … Continue reading

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More on drug trafficking to EU

This article provides additional details on the recent EU police operation targeting mafia-run cocaine trafficking from Latin America to Europe. On the smuggling side, several different mafia clans allegedly worked together to deliver tons of cocaine across the Atlantic. On … Continue reading

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Thieves in law

This article discusses interlocking organized crime groups throughout Eastern Europe and the Caucasus region, led by “crowned thieves” and “thieves in law.” Many of the leaders are from Georgia where a 2005 crackdown inspired them to take up residence in … Continue reading

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