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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.

January 28th, 2021 14:18
Erdoğan-Connected Turkish-French Organizations Reject Charter Aimed At Fighting Radicalization
French media is reporting that two Turkish-French organizations with connections to the Turkish government have rejected a “charter of principles” written by French Muslim leaders and endorsed by President Macron...
January 24th, 2021 13:13
Turkish Influence Group Holds Panel On “Criminalization” Of Islam In Europe
In December 2020, a think tank close to the Turkish government announced a panel discussion titled “Criminalization of Muslim Political Activism in Europe." According to the event page: Islamophobia is...
January 21st, 2021 12:52
Turkish Youth Foundation Tied To Erdoğan Launches “Disinformation” Project Aimed At Europe
Turkish media reported last month that a foundation connected to Turkish President Erdoğan has launched a “media literacy project” to teach youth in the European diaspora about recognizing “fake news...
January 16th, 2021 17:25
Turkish AKP And UK Muslim Brotherhood Leaders Establish New Center In London
Last year, a high-ranking AKP officer and a senior member of an organization linked to the Muslim Brotherhood in the United Kingdom established a new think tank called the Centre...
January 7th, 2021 13:26
EDITORIAL: Yesterday’s Events in the United States
As the Global Influence Operations Report (GIOR) Senior Editor, I would like to say firstly that all of us at GIOR are sick at heart over yesterday's events at the...
December 14th, 2020 18:03
Turkey & Qatar Vying For Influence In the Biden Administration
US media is reporting that Turkey and Qatar are among the countries vying to secure influence in the incoming Biden administration. According to the New York Times report: November 17,...
December 12th, 2020 15:40
Erdogan Expresses Support For US Muslim Brotherhood Group In Video Message
An Israeli NGO is reporting that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sent a video message to the Muslim American Society (MAS) on the occasion of its 23rd annual conference...
December 12th, 2020 15:19
Turkish Influence Organizations Cooperating in France
French media is reporting on Turkish influence on its diaspora in connection with cooperation between two religious groups and one NGO with ties to the Turkish government. According to the...
November 23rd, 2020 12:56
France Growing Concerned About Turkish Influence on Turkish Diaspora
In the wake of the beheading of French school-teacher Samuel Paty, US media is reporting that France is increasingly concerned about the influence of Turkish Islamists on the country’s Turkish...
November 11th, 2020 14:28
Turkish-German Associations Protest Government Teaching Turkish in Mosques
Turkish media is reporting that three Turkish-German associations have protested a Turkish official's request that a government-connected organization supply candidates for teaching in mosques. According to the BirGün report: It...