“It’s amazing what you learn about yourself when you start publishing about Turkey’s links to terrorist groups.”

WEEKLY STANDARD
I’m a Wonk at a Think Tank. Turkish Media Say I’m an International Man of Mystery
by Jonathan Schanzer
November 28, 2018

I’m a terrorist, an intelligence agent for at least two Middle East governments, a coup-plotter, and a member of a sex cult. At least that’s what the Turkish press is reporting. My career as a Turkish outlaw and secret agent began when I began researching Ankara’s burgeoning links to terrorist groups. In 2010, I observed that Turkey had become a hub for the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas. A year later, I was shocked to learn from senior U.S. officials that Turkey was backing jihadists of all stripes in a bid to topple embattled dictator Bashar al-Assad. READ MORE

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