The Gülenist’s Soviet-style Information War

It is with profound bemusement these days that I find myself targeted on a near-daily basis by Fethullah Gülen’s media empire, led by Today’s Zaman, implying that I am now somehow the accomplice to terrorist sympathizers. As usual, the claims made by this sort of propaganda strain credulity and rely on a broad array of […]

How the Gülen Organization Threatens Whistleblowers

What we have learned thus far in our international investigation of the Gülen organization is that there is a predominant culture of fear and intimidation. Whistleblowers who come forward face enormous risk to their personal safety, security, reputation, and economic wellbeing. The Gülenists are not only known to operate an extensive internal surveillance wing, including […]

Fethullah Gülen’in Düzenbazlık Kültürü

Fethullah Gülen ağı tarafından yürütülen yasadışı faaliyetlerin global soruşturmasına ilişkin bu davaya başladığımdan beri; her zamanki propaganda, abartmalar ve çirkin kişisel saldırıları içeren agresif bir karşı saldırı bekleyerek girdim işin içine. Sonuçta, Gülen’in elinde, en gözle görülür bir şekilde ideolojik olan Zaman Gazetesi de içinde bulunduğu, inanılmaz büyük bir medya imparatorluğunun kontrolü var. Aynı zamanda, […]

Fethullah Gülen’s Culture of Deception

Since beginning this case concerning the global investigation into unlawful activities of the Fethullah Gülen network, I had come in expecting an aggressive counter-attack, featuring all the usual propaganda, hyperbole, and ugly personal attacks. After all, Gülen controls a massive media empire through his proxies, including the most visibly ideological newspaper Today’s Zaman, and has […]

Today’s Zaman and the Cult of Gülen

Following the press conference we held yesterday concerning the new suit brought against the U.S.-based Turkish preacher Fethullah Gülen, we were expecting the typical onslaught on threats, insults, and misinformation from the Gülen media empire just like last time, most notably led by Today’s Zaman. But what’s been surprising about the propaganda effort this time […]

Austria Tells Jewish Political Prisoner He Must Be ‘Registered’

Stephan Templ’s first week in an Austrian prison has already served to illustrate the arbitrary nature of the persecution he is facing from the government. Templ reported to correctional facility on October 5th, where is currently serving a 1-year sentence for the most absurd crime of having failed to disclose all heirs on a restitution […]

New York Times on Austria’s Shameful Imprisonment of Stephan Templ

Published in NYT: The case, unfolding over a decade, has stirred the ghosts of Austria’s murky Nazi past. It has also fanned outrage among Holocaust historians, dozens of whom wrote to the Austrian authorities pleading for the case to be dismissed. Last month, President Heinz Fischer rejected a plea for clemency, arguing that he had […]

Austria Jails First Jewish Political Prisoner Since WWII

On Monday October 5, the Government of Austria jailed the Jewish journalist and historian Stephan Templ. The outright injustice of this case has been documented on this blog in numerous articles. Below, a video of his final moments in freedom, followed by an excerpt from the Daily Mail’s coverage of this judicial atrocity. From the […]

Did Austria Try to Cover Up Exculpatory Evidence against Stephan Templ?

As part of our efforts to defend Stephan Templ from the unjust and arbitrary persecution by the Austrian authorities, we have been reviewing all the published decisions (recommendations) published on the website of the National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism, the institution responsible for adjudicating property looted by the […]

J’ACCUSE! Stephan Templ Ad Runs in Der Standard

There are only a few days left before Austria is due to imprison the journalist Stephan Templ despite a total absence of grounds in what has become the most outrageous example of persecution by a European government with undeniable overtones of official anti-Semitism. This announcement was placed in the newspaper Der Standard crying out against […]