Terrorism and Crime

Turkey remains a transit hub for foreign terrorists, UN report reveals

Nordic Monitor   Turkey continues to be an important transit hub for foreign terrorists and jihadists and a safe haven for Islamic State in Iraq and the...

Turkish prosecutor targets Washington Post writer David Ignatius, cites his writing as evidence of a crime

Abdullah Bozkurt/Stockholm   A Turkish prosecutor cited an op-ed written by American columnist David Ignatius from The Washington Post as criminal evidence in an indictment...

Erdoğan gov’t allows militant Islamist terror group IBDA-C to operate freely in Turkey

Abdullah Bozkurt/Stockholm   Turkish Islamist terror group the Islamic Great East Raiders Front (İslami Büyük Doğu Akıncıları Cephesi, IBDA-C) has become a silent partner in...

Extremism

Mafia becomes a partner in Islamist and far-right alliance in the governance of Turkey

Abdullah Bozkurt/Stockholm   Alaattin Çakıcı, Turkey's most notorious mafia leader...

Al-Qaeda-linked Turkish charity IHH partners with Hungarian Islamic Community

Nordic Monitor   The Hungarian Islamic Community (HIC), Hungary's oldest...

Military

Turkey’s defense minister grilled over contract signed with joint Turkish-Qatari venture BMC

Nordic Monitor   Turkish opposition lawmakers have criticized Defense Minister Hulusi Akar over a contract...

Turkish-Indonesian relations deepen with defense industry cooperation

Nordic Monitor   Turkey and Indonesia are striving to deepen their emerging defense and aerospace...

Turkish colonel, red flagged over al-Qaeda, promoted and protected by President Erdoğan

Abdullah Bozkurt/Stockholm   The Turkish president promoted a colonel who was red-flagged by the security...

Xenophobia

Anti-Armenian sentiment increases in Turkey following Azerbaijani-Armenian clashes

Nordic Monitor   Clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the southern Caucasus have triggered a...

President Erdoğan’s neo-nationalist ally Perinçek urges Turkish government to withdraw from Istanbul Convention

Nordic Monitor   President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s neo-nationalist (Ulusalcı) and hardline secularist ally Doğu Perinçek,...

Turkey saw Jews as potentially destructive threat that required vigilance, top secret report reveals

Abdullah Bozkurt   Turkey considered the Jewish minority a potentially destructive threat, a top-secret military...

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