Tag Archives: Turkey

Interpol challenges

One longstanding challenge for Interpol is distinguishing between legitimate criminal warrants versus international arrest notices that are politically motivated. This article reports that Turkey attempted to upload 60,000 wanted notices following its July 2016 attempted coup. The upload was blocked … Continue reading

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ISIS in Turkey

This article provides an in-depth analysis of the New Year’s Eve nightclub massacre¬†in Istanbul that left 39 dead and 71 wounded. The attack was carried out by an ethnic Uzbek “sleeper operative,” born in Kyrgyzstan, on orders from his¬†handler in … Continue reading

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Police purges continue in Turkey

According to this article, a new oral exam administered one week before graduation eliminated 386 of 426 students completing a police vocational school. The oral test appears to be designed to weed out police candidates suspected of lacking loyalty to … Continue reading

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Ongoing police purge in Turkey

This article updates the situation in Turkey, where the national police college and academy have been closed, numerous police chiefs have been dismissed, and several high-ranking police officials have been imprisoned, all in apparent retaliation for corruption investigations that threatened … Continue reading

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Police encounters along the way

Here’s an interview with a journalist who is on a 7-year walk around the world. He reflects on the 42 times he has been stopped by police during the first two years of his trek.

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Police university closure in Turkey nears

This article reports passage of eight bills in Turkey’s parliament that will lead to closure of the nation’s police university and likely retirement of many police chiefs and other top officials. The changes seem to represent politicization of policing and … Continue reading

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More intrigue in Turkey

According to this article, a new law will purge 3,200 police chiefs considered disloyal to President Erdogan and will shift control over police matters from prosecutors to regional governors. This article indicates that a parliamentary commission has recommended granting the … Continue reading

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