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Ezra Friedlander, Turkey's lobbyist in Washington, teams up with Ankara's allies
Ezra Friedlander, a Washington lobbyist and PR adviser to Turkey, has recently started promoting Azerbaijan's interests on Capitol Hill. His connections to the US Israeli community are of particular interest to both Turkey and Azerbaijan.
Turkey's Kron group launches drive in Dubai and New York after severing links with ZTE
Turkish cybersecurity company Kron Teknoloji has severed its links with Chinese telecoms giant ZTE ahead of a drive to develop its international presence. Its former backer, now on the US sanctions list, has been replaced by a shareholder with better relations with the States.
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Long-serving Turkey lobbyist Lydia Borland drums up support in Congress Free
After years of representing the interests of Turkey and Azerbaijan, US lobbyist Lydia Borland has brought in reinforcements to help her in Washington. She is trying to rally support among US policymakers for the allies of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Ankara bids to get into space observation's major league with Impro
Young public sector company Impro, which markets the images taken by Turkey's military satellites, has set up a partnership with Telespazio to help it boost Turkey's geospatial intelligence capacity ahead of the eagerly awaited arrival of the Gokturk-3 observation satellite.
Boston's Airde Group trips up on Turkish rugs
The private investigation firm has been working for Turkish carpet maker Orient Turistik Magazacilik San Ve Tic, (OTMSVT) which alleges that distributor Aytek passed off poor quality rugs as imitations of OTMSVT products. The investigation's results have been mixed.
Taksim Square blast makes Ankara ill at ease with its private fighters in northern Syria
While it is still not clear who perpetrated the deadly attack in Istanbul on 13 November, a theory that Syrian fighters could be responsible has begun to surface in Ankara. This comes on the back of already growing disquiet between these fighters and their sponsor.
Former diplomat Mehmet Ogutcu looks to export his London business club to Abu Dhabi and beyond
After two years of the pandemic, Turkish diplomat turned business consultant Mehmet Ogutcu is reviving his London discussion group with the aim of expanding its activities and focusing them more on consulting and risk analysis.
Behind the new deal between Turkey's MIT and the Mossad Free
With Israeli-Turkish diplomatic relations now fully restored, a reconciliation over intelligence sharing appears to have been sealed as well. Turkish intelligence services and the Mossad recently discreetly signed an understanding aimed largely at allowing Tel Aviv to track down Iranian cells in Turkey.
Interdata moves into interception market thanks to discreet RedEye acquisition
Alper Ozbilen's Turkish defence empire has acquired new interception capacities by integrating Ankara-based provider RedEye into its subsidiary Interdata. This move will allow the company to broaden its range of services.