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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.

July 29th, 2021 11:50
Turkish-German Mosque Organization Imam Praises Hamas Founder
German media is reporting that an imam at a mosque organization connected to the Turkish government has praised the founder of Hamas. According to the n-tv report: June 21, 2021...
July 14th, 2021 16:35
Turkish-German Groups Not Participating in State Training of Imams
Two Turkish-German religious organizations with connections to the Turkish government chose not to participate in creating an imam training center financed by the German state. According to the Daily Sabah...
July 11th, 2021 13:03
Turkish Government/Islamist Group Officials Attend Belgian Religious School Graduation
Turkish-European Islamist media is reporting that Turkish government officials and leaders of a Turkish Islamist organization participated in a religious high school's graduation ceremony. According to the Camia report: June...
July 6th, 2021 12:58
Austrian Government Center Publishes Report About Turkish Islamist Groups
An Austrian government research center has released a report about three Islamist groups operating in Austria,  including two known to have relationships with the Turkish government. According to the Dokumentationsstelle...
July 3rd, 2021 16:01
NYC Mayoral Candidate Received Donations from Turkish-American Influence Group Leaders
A US university news service is reporting that New York City Mayoral Candidate Eric Adams has received donations from two leaders of organizations connected to the Turkish government. According to...
July 3rd, 2021 15:45
Resigned DITIB Head Suggests Bigoted Speaker’s Cancellation a Response to External Pressure
German media is reporting that the chairman of a local DITIB branch has said that the group only canceled an event featuring a Turkish historian known for homophobic and anti-Semitic...
June 28th, 2021 13:29
Turkish-American Influence Group’s New Vice-Chairman Is Also President of Turkish Islamist Businessman’s Group
According to the Turkish American National Steering Committee’s (TASC), its new Vice-Chairman of the Board is an individual who is also the president of the USA youth wing of a...
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...