Turkey's biggest mafia boss visits ultranationalist party leader
A mafia boss in Turkey paid a visit to the leader of the far right Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) on Monday.
Alaattin Cakici, the biggest crime boss in Turkey according to Turkish police reports, posted a picture on Twitter showing him with Devlet Bahceli, and wrote:
"I visited my Chairman in the offices of our party."
The post was retweeted almost a thousand times in only a few hours and received 12,800 likes. The visit has also put Bahceli among the hottest trending topics in Turkey.
Halk TV's Seyhan Avsar cited a source who spoke on condition of anonymity saying that the possibility of a general amnesty for common criminals in the near future was discussed in the meeting.
Alaatin Cakici was released from prison on 16 April 2020 after a new regulation on the execution of prison sentences was passed in the Turkish parliament, due significantly to intensive efforts that were exerted by Devlet Bahceli.
Bahçeli had said in November 2020 that Cakici was a comrade of his who had fought for the same cause.
The MHP is part of the ruling "People's Alliance" in Turkey.
According to a 2021 report by the organized crime control division of the police, Bahceli was ranked the biggest crime boss in Turkey with an army of 428. The rogue boss Sedat Peker was ranked third with 253 men under his command.