Global Spying Network. Turkey’s Worldwide Monitoring of Suspected Gülen Supporters

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Series Details 31.03.17
Publication Date 31/03/2017
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Media sources published reports in 2017 on a growing network of spies sponsored by Turkey's government to collect material on Turkish nationals around the world, in particular those seen as opposing Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

German authorities announced they were investigating 20 Turkish citizens on suspicion of conducting espionage in the country.

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EurActiv, 06.04.17: Germany investigating 20 Turks on suspicion of spying
Politico, 06.04.17: Germany investigating 20 alleged Erdoğan spies
Deutsche Welle, 29.03.17: Name of German SPD lawmaker Michelle Müntefering found on Turkish spying list
Foreign Policy, 27.03.17: Erdogan’s International Network of Muslim Cleric Spies
The Independent, 28.03.17: German official accuses Turkey of 'unacceptable' spying against Gulen supporters
The Independent, 01.04.17: Germany opens investigation into Turkish group accused of spying on Erdogan opponents in 35 countries
The Guardian, 28.03.17: Germany to investigate claims of ‘intolerable’ spying by Turkey
Euronews, 31.03.17: Turkey accused of operating vast spy network across four continents

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