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Fake ‘US embassy’ Bust in Ghana Exposes Danger of EU Schengen Deal with Turkey

21st Century Wire says…

Here is a perfect example of a story where the mainstream media will treat the surface narrative – without identifying the real underlying scoop

The Reuters report below reveals how a recent police raid of a phony back alley “US Embassy” in the African capital city of Accra, Ghana, netted seizures of a number of illicit travel documents, including authentic European Union Schengen Zone travel visas. It turns out that this organized crime operation was being run by a Turkish crime syndicate…

This is distrurbing when considered in conjunction with recent demands by Turkey and its President Tayip Erdoğan, to be given Schengen Zone free travel throughout the EU for all Turkish citizens…

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Last year, Turkey was effectively using the Syrian refugee crisis to blackmail the EU into paying Ankara 3 Billion Euros in cash as well as Schengen free movement for Turks in and out of the EU. 21WIRE raised the alarm over one year ago – that if Turkey was given a green light by bureaucrats in Brussels for EU travel, then this would potentially enable thousands of ISIS, Al Nusra Front and other salafi terrorists who’ve been allowed to roam freely since 2011 into Turkey (with the blessing of the Turkish government) over the Syrian border. Terrorism and organized crime go hand in hand. Can the Turkish government, who is already implicated in aiding and abetting terrorist fighters along its “Jihadi Highway,” really guarantee that there will not be mass document fraud – including Turkish passports for various terrorists moving freely throughout its country?

The Ghana syndicate shows just how deeply entrenched Turkish organized crime is in the business of forging visa travel documents. Another reason to be worried about opening up Europe to Turkey…

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Fake US embassy in Ghana shut down after 10 years issuing visas

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Reuters

Authorities in Ghana have busted a fake US embassy in the capital Accra run by a criminal network that for a decade issued illegally obtained authentic visas, the US State Department has said.

1-obamaUntil it was shut down, the sham embassy was housed in a rundown, pink two-storey building with a corrugated iron roof and flew an American flag outside. Inside hung a portrait of the US president, Barack Obama.

“It was not operated by the United States government, but by figures from both Ghanaian and Turkish organised crime rings and a Ghanaian attorney practising immigration and criminal law,” the State Department said in a statement.

Turkish citizens who spoke English and Dutch posed as consular officers and staffed the operation. Investigations also uncovered a fake Dutch embassy, the State Department said.

Officials in the Netherlands were not immediately reachable for comment on Sunday.

The crime ring issued fraudulently obtained but legitimate US visas and false identification documents, including birth certificates at a cost of $6,000 (£4,700) each, the statement said.

During raids that led to a number of arrests, authorities also seized authentic and counterfeit Indian, South African and Schengen zone visas and 150 passports from 10 different countries along with a laptop and smartphones…

Continue this article at The Guardian

READ MORE TURKEY NEWS AT: 21st Century Wire Turkey Files

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