Turkey converts seized biker gang supercars into incredible $4 million police fleet

  • Turkish police impounded 23 luxury vehicles in the country’s capital, Istanbul, last month
  • They all came from a criminal known as Australia’s most wanted man
  • Since being impounded, each car has been transformed into a police cruiser

Published on Dec 29, 2023 at 4:05 PM (UTC+4)
by Andie Reeves

Last updated on Dec 29, 2023 at 7:54 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Adam Gray

Turkey converts seized biker gang supercars into incredible $4 million police fleet

In Turkey, you can now get pulled over for speeding by a Bugatti.

The traffic department’s fleet just got stocked with some incredible luxury cars.

Seeing a policeman driving a Porsche is one thing, learning how they got these cars is a whole other story.

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Turkey is giving the Dubai Police fleet a run for its money.

Ali Yerlikaya, the country’s interior minister, made a post on X announcing several new additions to the traffic departments’ garage.

The Turkish Police Department led a massive raid where they impounded several sports cars, supercars and SUVs.

The luxury SUVs included a Range Rover Sport and a Mercedes-Benz GLS.

A Ferrari 458 and a Bentley Continental were some of the more expensive cars they nabbed.

There were also some performance cars such as a Porsche Taycan and a Volkswagen Golf R.

In total, there were 23 cars, with a combined value of $3.5 million.

The vehicles came from one source: a drug trafficker called Hakan Ayik.

Once described as “Australia’s most wanted man”, Ayik has an estimated fortune of $1 billion.

Police arrested him and 36 of his cronies in Istanbul last month, and discovered their incredible car collection while doing so.

After the vehicles were seized, the court decided to gift them back to the team that led the successful sting.

Now every car has been transformed into a police cruiser.

“From now on, these tools do not belong to criminal organizations,” Yerlikaya said.

“It will be at the disposal of our police and at the service of our Nation!”

This puts Turkey up there with some of the coolest police fleets in the world.

In Qatar police cruise around in a Lamborghini Urus.

While the Dubai Police Force has a Bentley Continental GT V8 in its luxury lineup.

It also has the Ghiath, an ultra-futuristic car with 12 secret cameras and its own drone.

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Andie Reeves

Andie is a content writer from South Africa with a background in broadcasting and journalism. Starting her career in the glossy pages of Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire, Andie has a broad portfolio, covering everything from sustainability solutions to celebrity car collections. When not at her laptop Andie can be found sewing, recording her podcast, taking board games too seriously or road-tripping in her bright green Kia.