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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.

June 3rd, 2021 11:37
GIOR Takes A Break
We will be taking a much-needed break until sometime around the middle of June. Sorry, but we have been going non-stop since October of last year!
May 31st, 2021 12:03
Turkish-German Association to Remain Part of German State Islamic Education Board
German media is reporting that a mosque association connected to the Turkish government will remain part of an Islamic education advisory board in the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia while...
May 10th, 2021 11:35
German City Council Rejects New Turkish-Tied Mosque
German media is reporting that a German city council has rejected a mosque construction plan from a Turkish religious organization with strong connections to the Turkish government. According to the...
May 10th, 2021 11:11
Ramadan Ceremony Includes Turkish Influence Group, Local Mayor, and US Congressman
Turkish media is reporting that a Turkish-American influence group and an NJ mayor’s office organized a Ramadan iftar (fast-breaking) that also was attended by a US Congressman. According to the...
May 7th, 2021 12:45
Turkish Government Religious Foundation Records Huge Increase In TV Station Funds
Turkish media is reporting that a Turkish government religious foundation's TV channel, known to broadcast in Europe, has recorded a nearly ten-fold increase in capital over the past three years....
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,...