Mob boss’ accusations beg questions about Turkey’s murky relationship with Venezuela
June 5, 2021
By İmdat Öner and Nicholas Morgan, Published on June 5, 2021
Exiled mafia boss Sedat Peker’s allegations against political elites in Turkey being involved in narcotic trafficking has focused attention on its murky relationship with Venezuela. Imdat Oner, a policy analyst at Jack D Gordon Institute at Florida International University in Miami, said that from the start of Turkey’s opening to Venezuela in 2018 there were questions about the exact nature of the relationship that remain difficult to answer.