• INTERPOL Ankara
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Turkey’s Ministry of Interior, responsible for ensuring law and order throughout the Turkish territory, accomplishes its mission through four main law enforcement bodies:

  • Directorate General of Turkish National Police, responsible for the urban areas, airports, and traffic safety. The Turkish Police also plays a big part in intelligence and counter-terrorist operations;
  • General Gendarmerie Command, responsible for security in rural areas;
  • Coast Guard Command, which supervises Turkey’s 8,333 km coastline;
  • Undersecretariat of Customs, responsible for customs regulations.

Directorate General of the Turkish National Police

The Directorate General of the Turkish National Police (Emniyet Genel Müdürlüğü) is made up of two bodies: the Central and the Local Directorates.  The INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Turkey is part of the Central Directorate, and is housed at the Police headquarters in Ankara. All Turkish investigations with an international connection are carried out by INTERPOL Ankara, in coordination with the Turkish Ministry of Justice and partner law enforcement agencies in Turkey.

Interpol Ankara

Fighting international crime and criminals; coordination at home, cooperation in the world

Created in 1930, INTERPOL Ankara is one of the first and oldest INTERPOL NCBs.  Its core missions comprise:

  • Cooperation with the international police community in investigating criminal activities and organizations;
  • Taking necessary measures to prevent international crime;
  • Monitoring and arresting international criminals and organizing their extradition, in liaison with partner NCBs;
  • Submitting applications to the INTERPOL General Secretariat for the publication of all categories of notices;
  • Sharing of INTERPOL criminal information and intelligence with Turkish authorities;
  • Organizing training activities on international police cooperation matters to increase awareness within Turkish law enforcement agencies;
  • Inform Turkish authorities about emerging international crime trends and techniques and methods adopted to prevent them.

INTERPOL Ankara comprises a satellite unit within the Istanbul City Police Department, Turkey’s largest police department.

INTERPOL Ankara in action
01 July 2016

US and INTERPOL hold multilateral dialogue on nuclear smuggling prosecutions

LYON, France - INTERPOL and the US Department of State have co-hosted a Multilateral Dialogue on Nuclear Smuggling Prosecutions.The event, attended by law enforcement officials, scientific experts, prosecutors and judges from Azerbaijan, Jordan and Turkey was intended to strengthen national and regional capabilities to investigate and prosecute cases of n...
09 June 2016

Online sale of fake medicines and products targeted in INTERPOL operation

LYON, France - Fake cancer medication, substandard HIV and diabetes testing kits, counterfeit dental equipment and illicit surgical equipment – just a snapshot of the potentially life-threatening drugs and goods seized during INTERPOL’s Operation Pangea IX.Targeting the illicit online sale of medicines and medical devices and involving some 193 police, cu...
17 September 2015

INTERPOL regional meeting in Turkey focuses on foreign terrorist fighters

ISTANBUL, Turkey – Counter-terrorism experts are meeting in Istanbul under the framework of INTERPOL’s Project Kalkan to review challenges and strengthen regional and international responses to the threat posed by Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTFs).Supported by the Turkish National Police, the three-day (16 - 18 September) meeting aims to assist INTERPOL m...
14 November 2013

Investigating and preventing chemical and explosives terrorism focus of INTERPOL training in Georgia

TBILISI, Georgia – Enhancing regional preparedness throughout Central Asia, the Southern Caucasus and Southeastern Europe to respond and investigate a chemical and explosives terrorist attack was the focus of an INTERPOL training course.The four-day (4 – 7 November) course organized by INTERPOL’s Chemical and Explosives (ChemEx) Terrorism Prevention Unit...
17 July 2012

International operation led by INTERPOL reveals scale of illicit goods trafficking

LYON, France – An INTERPOL-led operation against illicit goods trafficking across Eastern Europe has revealed the extent and increasingly elaborate methods used by transnational crime groups to traffic illicit goods with more than 1,400 individuals arrested or under investigation and the seizure of 7.3 million trafficked goods.The month-long Operation Bla...
05 April 2011

INTERPOL holds international workshop in Turkey against people smuggling

ISTANBUL, Turkey – INTERPOL has held an international operational workshop on irregular migration originating from East Africa, focusing on the strong need for co-ordination of intelligence, as well as capacity building strategies to improve existing investigative techniques. The two-day International Workshop on People Smuggling from East Africa at the...
09 March 2011

INTERPOL training session in Turkey aims to boost regional anti-bioterrorism efforts

ANTALYA, Turkey – Experts from law enforcement, policy makers, academics, health-protection agencies and the World Health Organization, took part in an INTERPOL "Train-the-Trainer" session for the prevention of bioterrorism to train participants from the Eastern European and Central Asian regions in the prevention, preparedness and response to a...
03 December 2010

INTERPOL, Europol and Turkish National Police join forces to target regional counterfeiting and piracy networks

ISTANBUL, Turkey – Identifying ways to target and dismantle transnational organized crime groups involved in the manufacture and distribution of counterfeit goods was the focus of an Intellectual Property (IP) regional crime training and operational meeting co-hosted by the INTERPOL IPR Programme, Europol and the Turkish National Police.Attended by 45 pol...
05 March 2010

INTERPOL co-ordinated operation targets illegal trade in wildlife medical products

LYON, France - An international operation co-ordinated by INTERPOL targeting the illegal trade in traditional medicines containing protected wildlife products has resulted in a series of arrests worldwide and the seizure of thousands of illegal medicines worth more than EUR 10 million.National wildlife enforcement authorities, police, customs and speciali...
18 September 2009

INTERPOL praises arrest of Turkish man wanted for murder

LYON, France – The arrest in Istanbul of a Turkish murder suspect who featured in a video published by INTERPOL requesting the public’s assistance in locating him has been welcomed by the world’s largest police organization.Cem Garipoglu was taken into custody by Turkish police in the early hours of Thursday morning in connection with the brutal murder of...
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Nationality: Turkey


Age today: 48 years old
Nationality: Turkey


All Missing persons

  • 65th INTERPOL General Assembly - 23-29 October 1996 - Antalya
  • 24th INTERPOL General Assembly - 5-9 September 1955 - Istanbul