Police reveal Turkish man’s passport forgery after 48 years

Police reveal Turkish man’s passport forgery after 48 years

TRABZON
Police reveal Turkish man’s passport forgery after 48 years

Musa K.

The forgery of an 86-year-old Turkish man’s passport to travel to Germany has been revealed by the police after 48 years.

Daily Habertürk reported on Aug. 27 that the suspect, identified as Musa K., applied to be included in the first generation of migrants to live and work in Germany in 1970. 

Although, German authorities declined his application and accepted his cousin’s, the man did not give up. He put his own photo on the passport of his cousin, who later decided to stay in Turkey.

The man worked in Germany for decades with his forged passport and then retired. However, police in Turkey’s Black Sea province of Trabzon noticed the forgery when he applied to renew his passport after 48 years.

The man was reportedly detained for forgery of official documents before he was released pending trial.

forgery, Turkey, Crime, Germany