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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.

October 27th, 2020 13:34
UK Lord Joins Cyprus Discussion By US-Based Turkish Influence Organization
The Turkish Heritage Organization (THO), a US-based organization with ties to Turkish President Erdoğan, recently hosted a webinar panel about Cyprus featuring a British member of the House of Lords....
October 14th, 2020 20:18
Board Member of Erdoğan-Tied Groups Member Of DNC Committees
A US media article about problematic appointments to committees of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) is reporting that a board member of two organizations tied to President Erdoğan was on...
October 14th, 2020 10:36
US Muslim Brotherhood Group Visits Erdoğan
A US Muslim Brotherhood umbrella organization is reporting on a 24 August 2020 meeting between representatives of the organization and Turkish President Erdoğan taking place at the Turkish presidential complex....
October 14th, 2020 06:57
Vans and Planes Spreading 2016 Turkish Coup Story in US
Turkish media is reporting on an influence campaign run by a US organization tied to Turkish president Erdoğan to advance the Turkish government’s position on the 2016 Turkish coup: July...
October 14th, 2020 06:27
New Biden Campaign Official Headed NGO Tied to Turkish President Erdoğan
Armenian-American media is reporting that the former director of a US NGO with multiple connections to Turkish President Erdoğan was appointed as a campaign official with Joe Biden’s US Presidential...
October 14th, 2020 06:17
WSJ Journalists Participate in Turkish Government-Tied Think Tank Book Discussion
Two journalists from the Wall Street Journal participated in a book discussion of their book on Chinese/US trade and hosted by a think tank close to the Turkish government. According...
October 14th, 2020 06:11
RECOMMENDED READING: ‘Erdogan’s long arm in the US: Turkish Influence Operations Among American Muslims”
Last year, the London-based Investigative Journal released a 161-page detailing Turkish influence operations in the US written by Dr. Ahmet S. Yayla, former chief of the Turkish National Police Counterterrorism...
October 14th, 2020 06:10
Maryland Congressman Thanks Groups Close to Turkish Government for Coronavirus Aid
Turkish media is reporting that a Maryland congressman has thanked two groups close to the Turkish government for providing coronavirus-related medical equipment. According to the Anadolu Agency report: September 1,...