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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 17th, 2022 14:52
Powerful Turkish Drones’ Manufacturer Linked to Turkish Government, Islamists; Also Serve as Turkish Influence Tool
US media is reporting that the manufacturer of the Turkish Bayraktar TB2 drones, devastating to the Russian military in Ukraine, has ties to Turkish President Erdoğan and other Islamists. According...
May 16th, 2022 14:32
Head of Turkish Diyanet Meets with Turkish NGO Leaders in Belgium
The head of the Turkish state's Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) visited its Belgian counterpart and met with politicians and the leaders of NGOs, including the head of Belgium's former official...
May 11th, 2022 14:11
Turkish-Islamist Businessmen’s Association Hosts Maryland’s Secretary of State at Turkish Government Center
Turkish media is reporting that the Maryland Secretary of State attended a Turkish-Islamist businessmen's association's Ramadan fast-breaking ceremony (iftar) held at a Turkish government center. According to the dikgazete report:...
May 10th, 2022 15:17
Dutch Politicians Attend Islamist Movement’s Iftar
Dutch media is reporting that Dutch politicians have attended a Ramadan fast-breaking ceremony (iftar) held by the Millî Görüş organization and where men and women were segregated. According to the...
May 2nd, 2022 10:26
Turkish-American Influence Organization Gains New Co-Chair
The Turkish American National Steering Committee (TASC) has announced the election of a new co-chairperson, possibly with ultra-nationalist sympathies. According to the TASC post: April 20, 2022: The TASC Board...
April 8th, 2022 14:03
Australian Think Tank Launches Website Tracking Twitter-Based Global Disinformation and Information Operations
The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), an Australian think tank, has launched a new website tracking global disinformation and information operations on Twitter. By analyzing publicly accessible data from Twitter’s...
April 7th, 2022 09:25
Global Muslim Brotherhood Scholars Denounce Turkey for Receiving Israeli President, Call Turkey a “Sanctuary”
A prominent organization of Global Muslim Brotherhood scholars has denounced Turkey for receiving Israeli President Isaac Herzog while calling Turkey a sanctuary for the organization. According to a statement by...
April 4th, 2022 14:32
Organizations Led by Erdoğan’s Son, AKP Members Again Receive EU Funding
Turkish media is reporting that several organizations connected to AKP party members and President Erdoğan's son Bilal have again received EU funding. According to the Veryansın TV report: April 1, 2022:...
April 1st, 2022 13:27
Turkish, Iranian Influence Organizations to have Input in Hamburg Youth Welfare
German media is reporting that the Hamburg City Senate would allow groups influenced by the Turkish and Iranian governments to have input in youth welfare. According to the Die Welt...
March 31st, 2022 12:19
Turkish-European Influence Group Collaborating with Turkish Government Officials to Aid Erdoğan in Elections
German media is reporting that a Turkish-European NGO monitored as an extremist organization in Germany is coordinating with Turkish government officials to help President Erdoğan in next year's upcoming elections....