December 22. 2017 – Istanbul, Turkey The continuing rise in large scale bootleg booze operations in Turkey is a direct response to the skyrocketing taxes on alcohol under President Tayyip Erdogan. Since the beginning of the Erdogan Administration in 2003, the tax on raki has risen an astounding 665%, now accounting for two-thirds the cost…

March 2, 2017 – Istanbul, Turkey The Izmir Police Headquarters announced the results of an investigation that began three months ago on a tip from confidential sources. Officials said that they began a raid and seizure operation on February 28, 2017 and completed it on March 1, 2017. The result of the two-day operation was…