Cigarette smuggling activities in Turkey leads to a tax revenue loss of $1 Billion a year.
From 2007 to 2009, police in Turkey seized 7.75 million pirated CDS and Movies, along with 1.6 million pirated books. The counterfeit goods seizures were the result of more than 9,500 police operations that resulted in over 10,000 arrests.
The illegal brothels that make up the prostitution industry in Turkey generates over $4 Billion a year.
Turkey was the main source of counterfeit food products seized by European Union custom agents in 2006.