Mouthpieces for Turkish Interests Ankara Seeks Influence through Turks Living Abroad

Leaders of Turkish descent across Europe recently received an invitation to a fancy event in Istanbul, all expenses paid. But what sounded innocent enough appears to have been an attempt by Ankara to get members of the Turkish diaspora to represent Turkish interests abroad. Turkish-German politicians have reacted angrily to the brazen lobbying.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the Turkish parliament: Ankara is apparently trying to get people of Turkish descent to represent its interests abroad.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the Turkish parliament: Ankara is apparently trying to get people of Turkish descent to represent its interests abroad.

Foto: UMIT BEKTAS/ REUTERS
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