Terrorism and Crime

Whistleblowers provide details of secret talks between Erdoğan gov’t and ISIS leaders

Abdullah Bozkurt   Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MIT) secretly arranged three meetings with representatives of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in spring...

Turkish government refused to respond to lawmakers’ questions on ISIS links

The government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan rebuffed parliamentary inquiries posed by opposition lawmakers who questioned alleged links between Islamic State in Iraq and...

Document shows Turkish court designated slain Qasem Soleimani as head of terrorist organization in 2000

A court document obtained by Nordic Monitor has revealed that Qasem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s Quds Force who was killed in a US strike...

Foreign Policy

Erdoğan’s classmate from religious school years serves as Turkey’s ambassador to Qatar   

Nordic Monitor   Turkey's ambassador to Qatar, an Islamist and childhood friend of of Turkish...

Anti-Erdoğan alliances grow, isolating Turkey in Mediterranean

Nordic Monitor   An anti-Erdoğan alliance is intensifying its diplomatic initiatives to counteract Turkish President...

Al-Qaeda group in Libya had close ties to Erdoğan, intelligence documents reveal

Abdullah Bozkurt   Classified intelligence documents obtained by Nordic Monitor have revealed how the jihadist...

Russia-Turkey ceasefire initiative competes with EU efforts to end fighting in Libya

Nordic Monitor   Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s recent remarks on the Libya peace conference...

Turkey maintains ties to UN-sanctioned individuals, radical groups in Libya

Nordic Monitor   Turkey has maintained relations with UN-sanctioned individuals and radical groups in Libya...

China strengthens ties with Egypt at the expense of Turkey

Nordic Monitor   China is strengthening its ties with Egypt amid Turkey’s strained relations with...

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