Qatar Paid for Congressional Democrats’ Doha Trip (Muslim Brotherhood sponsoring Qatar)

Qatar Paid for Congressional Democrats’ Doha Trip by John Rossomando Investigative Project on Terrorism Qatar’s Washington embassy paid for six congressional Democrats to visit Doha last December, Al-Monitor reported Friday. U.S. Reps. Ami Bera, D-Calif., Andre Carson, D-Ind., and Dan Kildee, D-Mich., noted the payment in financial disclosure forms. The office of U.S. Rep. Donald…

Turkish Prosecutor’s Document Suggests Turkey Spying on U.S. Soil

Turkish Prosecutor’s Document Suggests Turkey Spying on U.S. Soil by John Rossomando IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism A Turkish prosecution obtained by the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) could offer the first public documentation showing Turkish spying on people in the United States. Turkey has cited information gathered in the 2017 document in a…

Turkey’s Islamist Push into South Asia Aided by American Proxies

Turkey’s Islamist Push into South Asia Aided by American Proxies by Abha Shankar IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Turkey’s strong backing of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) has been extensively catalogued, but not much has been written about the country’s support for the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), the Brotherhood’s ideological cousin in South Asia that also has…

Turkey Experts Worry Erdogan Might Use Al-Qaeda Against Kurds

Turkey Experts Worry Erdogan Might Use AQ Against Kurds by John Rossomando  Investigative Project on Terrorism Although Turkey and Russia agreed last month to “withdraw” all jihadist groups from Syria’s Idlib Province, a former Turkish National Police official warns that Turkey may use al-Qaida-tied Syrian fighters against Syria’s Kurds. Turkey’s MIT intelligence agency started cultivating…

Government-Tied Turkish Organizations Support Global Jihadists and Islamists

IPT Exclusive: Government-Tied Turkish Organizations Support Global Jihadists and Islamists by Abha Shankar IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Turkish organizations with close ties to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s administration are partnering with, and supplying aid to, global jihadists and Islamist groups, a study by the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) finds. For example, a…

Islamists Endorse Deadly Turkish Assault on Kurds

Islamists Endorse Deadly Turkish Assault on Kurds by Hany Ghoraba Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism A full-fledged military assault on a predominantly Muslim community typically sparks a global wave of protests, condemnation, and sometimes calls by Islamist leaders for retaliation. This has not happened, however, with Turkey’s massive military assault on the…

How Erdogan’s Victory Might Be Europe’s Defeat

How Erdogan’s Victory Might Be Europe’s Defeat by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Over lunch in Istanbul last week, a friend and I spoke about the upcoming Turkish referendum. “Many European Turks are likely to vote ‘yes,’” I cautioned my friend, whom I knew was planning to vote ‘no,’…

Erdogan Critics Beware: Turkey Probably is Watching

Erdogan Critics Beware: Turkey Probably is Watching IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism For some Americans, concerns about Russian spying and interference in its elections are growing, with new reports emerging nearly every day. But in Europe, officials are fighting off an even greater incursion from another country, which is now spying even on civilians:…

Erdogan-Gulen Power Struggle Divides European Turks

Erdogan-Gulen Power Struggle Divides European Turks IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism On the night of July 15, members of the Turkish military stormed the state-run TRT news agency in Ankara and forced an anchorwoman to read a statement calling President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a “traitor.” Within moments, tanks began to drive menacingly through the…