otokar akrep armored police car - turkish police - kurdistan

This is the type of armored car used by the Turkish Police in Adıyaman (Turkish Kurdistan)

It appears to be a Turkish-built Otokar AKREP, which looks very similar to the Panhard VBL (Véhicule Blindé Léger = Light armoured vehicle).­

The Akrep (Scorpion) is a Light Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle developed and produced by Otokar Otobus Korseri, and based on the Land Rover Defender 130 Military (and very-much inspired by the Panhard VBL, but Panhard confirmed that the Akrep is a shameless copy of their vehicle, not built under any Panhard license).­

For more information about the Otokar AKREP, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Otokar_­Akrep.

For more information about the Panhard VBL, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­V%C3%A9hicule_­Blind%C3%A9_­L%C3%A9ger

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