This is what I've heard . . . .
This is information that I have gleaned from this and other forums over the years.
One of Turkey's greatest natural resources was its vast stands of Circasian Walnut forest. In the 1940's, illegal logging of these trees was a thriving black market. It has been widely reported that the Turkish government wished to arm its forestry officials who were confronting armed tree poachers. Turkey had in its possession a quantity of WW2 era Berthier long rifles which were chosen as a basis for a lightweight Mannlicher-styled carbine that would fire a round unlike anything commonly available in Turkey. The rifles which were converted by the Turkish Government to the Forestry Carbine configuration were originally all long rifles surrendered by Vichy French retreating into Turkey to escape the Allied armies recapturing North Africa during the Second World War.
This was done on purpose so that wounded poachers presenting themselves at hospitals could not argue that the bullets retrieved from their wounds came from anywhere other than a forestry official's rifle, thus placing them at the scene of the crime.
Augment & Finagle . . . .
"I collect therefore I accumulate"