TurkeyJuly 22 2022, 11:25 am

New TASC Board Member is Likely Wife of Erdoğan’s Cousin

The Turk­ish Amer­i­can Nation­al Steer­ing Com­mit­tee (TASC) is list­ing a new board mem­ber, Lynn Mut­lu, most like­ly the wife of the pre­vi­ous co-chair, a cousin of Pres­i­dent Erdoğan. As the Glob­al Influ­ence Oper­a­tions Report (GIOR) pre­vi­ous­ly report­ed, TASC’s pre­vi­ous co-chair, Halil Mut­lu, resigned in Feb­ru­ary, is Turk­ish Pres­i­dent Erdoğan’s cousin, and was named US rep­re­sen­ta­tive of Erdoğan’s AKP par­ty. GIOR also report­ed on TASC’s new co-chair, who may be sym­pa­thet­ic to ultra-nation­al­is­tic Turk­ish groups. Aside from the shared sur­name, addi­tion­al evi­dence that Lynn Mut­lu is Halil Mutlu’s wife includes:

  • Turk­ish media reports say that Halil Mutlu’s spouse is named Lynn.
  • A Face­book pro­file using the name Lynn Mut­lu shows a woman with Halil Mut­lu in its pro­file picture.
  • Halil Mutlu’s employ­er, Baystate Med­ical Cen­ter, is a part of Baystate Health, the employ­er named in the Lynn Mut­lu Face­book profile.

The Turk­ish Amer­i­can Nation­al Steer­ing Com­mit­tee (TASC) is strong­ly tied to Turk­ish Pres­i­dent Erdoğan. TASC co-chair Gunay Evinch is a prin­ci­pal of Saltz­man & Evinch, a law firm retained by Turkey and reg­is­tered as a for­eign agent of Turkey in 2020. In addi­tion, TASC’s for­mer trea­sur­er, Murat Guzel, detailed his US polit­i­cal activ­i­ties in e‑mails to Erdoğan fam­i­ly members.



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