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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.

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...
March 15th, 2021 12:11
Head of Turkish Mosque Association Branch Resigns Over Anti Semitism Accusations
German media is reporting that the head of the Göttingen branch of a Turkish-German mosque association has resigned over accusations of antisemitism. According to the NDR report: March 4, 2021...
March 15th, 2021 12:05
US Turkish-Islamist Businessman’s Group Runs Pro-Turkish Nagorno-Karabakh Ad
Armenian-American media is reporting that a US-based Turkish Islamist businessman’s group has sponsored a billboard supporting Turkey and Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. According to the Armenian Mirror-Spectator report: February...
March 9th, 2021 17:41
US Group Tied To Erdoğan Protests US Senate Letter Critical Of Turkey
Turkish state media is reporting that the Turkish American National Steering Committee has harshly criticized a recent letter signed by 50 US Senators, “urging the Administration to press the Turkish...
March 3rd, 2021 13:37
Turkey Triples Budget For Islamist-Controlled Education Foundation
Balkan media is reporting that the Maarif Foundation, a Turkish government international education foundation, has had its budget tripled for 2021. According to the Balkan Insight report: February 5, 2021...