Football Leaks: Kazakh moguls, the pal of Donald Trump, teen models and the yacht of the ‘Father of the Turks’

Scandal on the Med: a police raid, suspected trafficking of girls and connections to the elite of America, Russia, Turkey and Kazakhstan: new findings published in The Black Sea Written in collaboration with Zeynep Sentek and Craig Shaw     Antalya. Turkey’s pre-eminent seaside resort. A 450-foot yacht moored on the Mediterranean shore. The Savarona. This mega-vessel had […]

Revealed: Turkey’s massive global mega-mosque plan

A feature published in The Black Sea and co-written with Zeynep Sentek Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is exporting his nation’s brand of Islam to over 30 multi-million mosque projects across five continents – but he risks creating monuments to a leadership in decline We map the mosque plans – from Havana to the Philippines, […]

Turkey-funded mega-mosque in Bucharest sparks resistance

A version of a feature published in EU Observer Click here for an in-depth story and map of Turkey’s global mega-mosque building plan Resistance is gearing up in Bucharest against a giant mosque proposed for the city and financed by Turkey, as part of its push to build huge religious centres in major global cities. […]