It turns out that the NVC Mayor had received donations from the Turkish American Steering Committee (TASC), revealed as part of the FBI probe into his campaign’s connections with Turkish donors. On 30 November 2023, DailyMail.com reported that the FBI is examining contributions totaling $18,000 received by Adams’ campaign between 2018 and 2021 from TASC and other Turkish sources. The campaign returned $5,000 of these funds to comply with donation limits. The Turkish American National Steering Committee (TASC) describes its mission as “to promote and amplify a united Turkish American voice on issues that affect the Turkish American community and United States-Turkish relations.” Its leaders, however, reflect close ties with Turkish President Erdoğan.
For more on the TASC, go here.