German police carry out nationwide raids on Erdogan linked Turkish nationalist boxing club

Hundreds of police officers have taken part in raids across Germany targeting the Osmanen Germania boxing club. Officials say the group is involved in violent crime and has ties to Turkish President Erdogan’s government.

German authorities seized data storage devices, narcotic drugs and weapons in nationwide raids on Tuesday against members of the Osmanen Germania boxing gang.

More than 1,000 police officers searched over 60 properties in the states of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), Baden-Württemberg and Hesse.

The Interior Ministry orchestrated the raids, suspecting the Osmanen Germania — officially registered as a boxing club — of illegal activities.