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Arrest warrant issued for exiled mobster who promises to 'ruin' Turkish officials

Turkish prosecutors issued an arrest warrant Thursday for exiled mobster Sedat Peker, whose video exposes have implicated high-level officials and left ruling party insiders struggling to respond. 
A photograph taken on May 26, 2021 in Istanbul shows on a mobile phone Sedat Peker speaking on his youtube channel.

ISTANBUL — The Ankara Chief Prosecutors Office issued an arrest warrant May 27 for exiled mafia boss Sedat Peker, who for more than three weeks has been posting hourlong videos online implicating Turkish officials in a multitude of crimes.

In a series of seven YouTube videos, which combined have more than 57 million views, Peker has been lobbing uncorroborated allegations ranging from corruption to rape and murder against high-level Turkish officials, shaking the inner circles of the nation’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).

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