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Turkey

Turkey employs sev­er­al forms of influ­ence oper­a­tions, mak­ing use of orga­ni­za­tions pro­vid­ing ser­vices to the Turk­ish dias­po­ra, Islamist groups, polit­i­cal orga­ni­za­tions, edu­ca­tion, and sup­port­ing orga­ni­za­tions that effec­tive­ly lob­by for the Turk­ish government.

May 5th, 2021 13:17
Turkish-American Influence Leader Protests Biden’s Recognition of Armenian Genocide
Turkish media is reporting that a co-chair of the Turkish-American National Steering Committee protested President Joe Biden's recognition of the Armenian genocide. According to the Daily Sabah report: April 25,...
May 5th, 2021 13:10
Turkish President, Defense Minister Met With Heads of Turkish-German Groups
German media is reporting that the heads of multiple Turkish-German organizations met with the Turkish President and the Defense Minister in Turkey. According to the Welt report:   April 30, 2021 Everyone got their personal photo with...
May 3rd, 2021 12:02
Turkish Government Foundation Opening US School
A Turkish governmental education foundation is reporting that it is promoting a new school in New Jersey. According to the Maarif Foundation release: April 18, 2021 Turkish Maarif Foundation (TMF)...
April 29th, 2021 12:19
LA Businessman Imprisoned For Influence Scheme Claims Decades CIA Relationship
Last month, the Global Influence Operations Report (GIOR) reported on the imprisonment of Imaad Zuberi, a LA businessman, in connection with a massive political influence scheme. This included unregistered lobbying...
April 20th, 2021 12:19
Erdoğan Meets With Pro-Turkish Lobbying Group Monitored by Germany
Turkish media is reporting that President Erdoğan has spoken at a meeting of a pro-Turkish lobbying group monitored by German intelligence. According to the Hürriyet Daily News report: April 11,...
April 19th, 2021 11:43
Turkish-American Influence Group Meets with US Ambassador, Islamists
Turkish media is reporting that the Turkish American National Steering Committee, along with the heads of US Islamist organizations, has met with the new Turkish Ambassador to the United States. According to...
April 9th, 2021 11:21
Turkish Imams Trained In Germany But Paid By Turkey
German media is reporting that a mosque organization with strong connections to the Turkish government has claimed positive results from a program to train imams in Germany instead of Turkey. According to the Frankfurter Rundschau report, the Turkish Islamic Union for Religious...
March 31st, 2021 16:32
France Wants to Stop Turkish Islamist Group From Receiving Local Subsidy For Mosque Construction
British media is reporting that the French government is trying to stop a Turkish Islamist group from receiving a local government subsidy in connection with the construction of a "grand...
March 30th, 2021 11:21
Turkish-American Influence Group Wants to Use US Politicians For Ramadan Food Aid
Turkish media is reporting that the Turkish American National Steering Committee wants to contribute to Turkish-American relations by distributing food via US politicians. According to the Anadolu Agency report: March...
March 29th, 2021 16:58
Danish Religious Groups Denounce Law Limiting Foreign Funding of Mosques
Turkish media is reporting that the Danish branch of a Turkish government foundation and a Danish organization with Islamist ties are denouncing a Danish law limiting the ability of mosques...