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Erdogan is spending more to lobby in the US

by Alexandros Moutzouridis (originally published in Greek on slpress.gr)

Ankara's systematic efforts to influence the Trump administration through lobbying are being documented by the Ahval network, with the aim of allowing the sale of American weapons to Turkey. At a time when Erdogan is escalating his aggression in the Eastern Mediterranean and receiving verbal interventions, even from Washington, the Turkish lobby in the United States is working non-stop.

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