20 Temmuz 2017 Perşembe
Dad's Fall From Tree Lures Bet Czar to Capture
türkçe links to original Turkish article
(Sözcü Newspaper, 20 July 2017)
Like dad. this apple didn't fall far from the tree.
The Istanbul cyber crime police unit identified an international gang
that was enabling illegal internet gambling 4 months ago and
determined that the gang's headquarters were in Esenyurt and
Büyükçekmece, Istanbul. The gang's activities have lured many
people into financial ruin and suicide.
Police determined that the gang's leader was Veysel Şahin and that the
betting operation yielded 66 million TL per month (about $25 million),
with Şahin, who lives in northern Cyprus, making about $1 billion per
year. Police learned that Şahin intended to travel to Sivas by private
jet because his father S.Ş. (65)had fallen from a tree and injured
himself in their village in Sivas.
As Şahin was being taken into custody at Sivas Nuri Demirağ Airport,
police raided the gang's outposts and arrested 27 people.