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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.

November 23rd, 2021 15:45
Netherlands City Council Follows Migrant Party Proposal On Headscarves For Municipal Workers
Dutch media is reporting a majority of parties in the Utrecht city council have instructed the city’s mayor to introduce legislation allowing municipal officers – including police auxiliaries – to...
November 17th, 2021 13:02
Turkish-American Influence Group Withdraws from Joint Declaration with Jewish Organization, Apologizes to Turkish MFA
Turkish media is reporting that a Turkish-American influence organization has withdrawn from a declaration it signed with a Jewish organization and apologized to a Turkish MFA Deputy Minister for being...
November 12th, 2021 14:50
Turkey Hired A Dozen US Lobby Firms In 2020; Made $526,177 In Campaign Contributions
The Centre for International Policy (CIP), a US think tank, is reporting that Turkey hired at least eleven US lobby firms in 2020, which made campaign contributions totaling more than...
November 10th, 2021 14:35
Islamists and Turkish Influence Groups Sponsored New York Erdoğan Speech
The  GIOR recently reported that Turkish President Erdoğan had given a speech about growing Islamophobia in the West at a conference organized by the Turkish American National Steering Committee (TASC)....
November 9th, 2021 14:52
French Senate Report Details Chinese, Russian and Turkish Influence Strategies in Science and Academia
The French Senate has published a report detailing Chinese, Russian and Turkish foreign influence in French academia. According to its English abstract: September 29, 2021: France's research and higher education...
November 3rd, 2021 09:31
Belgian Justice Minister Calls for Foreign Influence Investigation of Official Muslim Body
Belgian media is reporting that the country’s Justice Minister has asked State Security to investigate the Muslim Executive, the body representing the country’s Muslims, to determine the extent of foreign...
October 28th, 2021 14:07
Belgium Preparing to Ban Foreign Mosque Funding
Turkish media is reporting that Belgium is preparing to ban foreign funding of mosques, including Turkey paying imams’ salaries. According to the BBC Turkish report: October 8, 2021: In the...
October 27th, 2021 14:24
US Senator Chuck Schumer Attends US Muslim Brotherhood Fundraiser, Chats with Turkish Influence Group
A Turkish influence group is reporting it had contact with US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on the occasion of a fundraising event held by a US Muslim Brotherhood group....
October 25th, 2021 13:21
Erdoğan Sends Video Message to Millî Görüş Symposium
Turkish media is reporting that President Erdoğan sent a video message to an international symposium of the Millî Görüş religious movement. According to the Yeni Şafak report: October 22, 2021:...
October 21st, 2021 13:27
Belgian State Security Investigates Millî Görüş Mosque Headed By Key Muslim Leader
Belgian media is reporting that the country's State Security has investigated a mosque connected to the Millî Görüş movement and headed by the chairman of Belgium's official Muslim body. The...