Organised Crime in Trafficking of Cultural Goods in Turkey and Interconnections between Antiquities Trafficking and Narcotics Trafficking, Arms Trafficking and Political Violence
This research assesses who is involved in the trafficking of archaeological objects and fake antiquities from Turkey; how they are involved; and how they operate, both online and offline. It highlights the volume and visibility of indicators of illicit activity by suspects in online forums and social networks like Facebook and Instagram. With automatically-generated data, netnographic data and other open data, this research documents online social organisation of mass disorganised crime. It also documents corruption; transnational crime, organised crime and transnational organised crime; and financing of political violence from repression to terrorism and conflict.
Keywords: Antiquities trafficking • Germany • Organised cultural property crime • United Kingdom • Cyprus • Political violence • Turkey • Organised crime • Narcotics trafficking