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Turkey: DEIK Entangled in Washington Controversy

The mission of the DEIK today is to reclaim some of Turkey’s international trade and investment portfolio – especially in the Turkic Central Asian republics – that was lost in the 2000s to business interests affiliated with exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen. Established in 1998 to serve as a foreign business facilitator for all Turkish trade, corporate and finance interests, the DEIK had a strong secularist and pro-state political stance.

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