The Vice Chairman of a Turkish-American influence group visited a politician allied to President Erdoğan’s party. According to Mevlüt Karakaya’s tweet:
December 22nd, 2021: I would like to express my gratitude for the visit of Gökhan Doğan, Vice Chairman of the Turkish-American National Steering Committee (TASC), and I would like to take this opportunity to send my greetings and love to TASC members. [Google translated with edits]
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Turkish-American National Steering Committee (TASC) Vice Chairman Gökhan Doğan is also the president of Young MÜSİAD USA. MÜSİAD, in turn, is a Turkish businessman’s group founded in 1990 which aims to create a synthesis of business and conservative Islamic values. It professes not to be a political organization yet has financially supported the Turkish AKP party, been supported by Turkish President Erdoğan, and MÜSİAD leaders have left their positions to become AKP politicians.
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.
- TASC co-chair Halil Mutlu is Erdoğan’s cousin.