March 24, 2024

Last year’s Twitch leak had some unexpected outcomes, and one of the most striking was how it exposed an alleged scam involving certain Turkish streamers and money-laundering. The scandal was big enough to catch the eye of Turkish politician Gürsel Tekin, vice-president of the Republican People’s Party, who in November called on the country’s Financial Crimes Investigation Board to conduct an investigation.  

The newspaper Daily Sabah has reported that today the Turkish police arrested 40 individuals across 11 provinces in the country, and four suspects remain at large. The Turkish government’s Chief Prosecutor’s Office is running the investigation, and unspecified documents and ‘digital materials’ were seized as part of the raids.

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