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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.

February 19th, 2021 13:44
New Head of European Turkish Lobbying Group Was Member of Ultranationalist Movement
German media is reporting that the new head of a pro-Turkish lobbying group has also been a member of a Turkish ultranationalist movement. According to the Tagesschau report, Köksal Kus...
February 16th, 2021 11:31
RECOMMENDED READING: “A Muslim Counter-Hegemony?: Turkey’s Soft Power Strategies and Islamophobia”
Two academics have published an article in 2019 about Turkish efforts to use soft power influence over the past decade in order to establish a hegemonic position in the Muslim...
February 6th, 2021 17:22
Turkish Influence Organization Wants Biden To Establish Turkish-US Binational Commission
Turkish media is reporting that in a letter to US President Biden, a Turkish-American business lobbying group is calling for a binational commission to address problems between the two countries....
January 28th, 2021 14:18
Erdoğan-Connected Turkish-French Organizations Reject Charter Aimed At Fighting Radicalization
French media is reporting that two Turkish-French organizations with connections to the Turkish government have rejected a “charter of principles” written by French Muslim leaders and endorsed by President Macron...
January 24th, 2021 13:13
Turkish Influence Group Holds Panel On “Criminalization” Of Islam In Europe
In December 2020, a think tank close to the Turkish government announced a panel discussion titled “Criminalization of Muslim Political Activism in Europe." According to the event page: Islamophobia is...
January 21st, 2021 12:52
Turkish Youth Foundation Tied To Erdoğan Launches “Disinformation” Project Aimed At Europe
Turkish media reported last month that a foundation connected to Turkish President Erdoğan has launched a “media literacy project” to teach youth in the European diaspora about recognizing “fake news...
January 16th, 2021 17:25
Turkish AKP And UK Muslim Brotherhood Leaders Establish New Center In London
Last year, a high-ranking AKP officer and a senior member of an organization linked to the Muslim Brotherhood in the United Kingdom established a new think tank called the Centre...
January 7th, 2021 13:26
EDITORIAL: Yesterday’s Events in the United States
As the Global Influence Operations Report (GIOR) Senior Editor, I would like to say firstly that all of us at GIOR are sick at heart over yesterday's events at the...
December 14th, 2020 18:03
Turkey & Qatar Vying For Influence In the Biden Administration
US media is reporting that Turkey and Qatar are among the countries vying to secure influence in the incoming Biden administration. According to the New York Times report: November 17,...
December 12th, 2020 15:40
Erdogan Expresses Support For US Muslim Brotherhood Group In Video Message
An Israeli NGO is reporting that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sent a video message to the Muslim American Society (MAS) on the occasion of its 23rd annual conference...