chapter  5
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From confrontational to multi-layered strategies

Turkish and Kurdish information campaigns in Germany

Broadly speaking, Turks and Kurds in Germany can try to influence political developments in Turkey in two ways: directly and indirectly. Direct influence may come through giving economic, political, or even military support to political counterparts in the homeland. Turkish citizens can go home to vote, Turkish and Kurdish organizations can collect funding among their supporters for political counterparts in Turkey, and some Kurdish organizations have even been known to recruit guerrilla fighters to join the armed Kurdish opposition in Turkey.