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Erdoğan appoints pro-Iranian Islamist with links to radical IHH outfit as Turkey’s ambassador to Washington

Hasan Murat Mercan, an Islamist who is enamored with Iran’s mullah regime and has links to the radical Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and...

Mercan, a non-career diplomat, was first named ambassador to Japan in November 2017 by Erdoğan after serving as deputy minister in the Ministry of Energy and…

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  • Nordic Monitor

President Erdoğan also hopes to use him to lobby the Biden administration as Mercan had networked in DC as chairman during the Obama administration.

A secret profile note about Mercan, found in a case file for a confidential investigation into the clandestine activities of Iran’s…

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