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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.

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...
March 28th, 2021 12:16
European Turkish Organizations Selling Book Endorsing Killing Those Who Insult Islam- “Light Beating” Of Wives Also Ok”
Austrian media is reporting that organizations connected to the Turkish government have been selling a book calling for death to those who insult the Prophet Mohammed and approving “light beating”...
March 28th, 2021 11:59
Turkish-German Mosque Association Planned To Host Homophobic And Anti-Semitic Historian
German media is reporting that a branch of a Turkish-German mosque association was sponsoring an event featuring Ahmet Şimşirgil, a Turkish historian known for homophobic and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. According...
March 17th, 2021 15:05
Turkish State Broadcaster Reports Three-Year Billion Dollar Budget
Turkish media is reporting that Turkey’s state broadcaster, which also operates in the West, has reported a budget of 7.2 billion lira (about 1 billion dollars) for the period 2017-2019....
March 16th, 2021 12:13
LA Businessman Imprisoned In Connection With Massive Political Influence Scheme
The US Justice Department has announced that LA businessman Imaad Zuberi was sentenced to 12 years in prison in connection with tax evasion, campaign finance violations failing to register as...
March 15th, 2021 12:26
Turkish-American Influence Group Gets Anti-Erdogan Ad Removed From Times Square
Turkish state media is reporting on a successful effort by the Turkish American National Steering Committee to remove a Times Square ad with the text “STOP ERDOGAN.” According to the...