German foundation funds evil groups in Turkey, Turkish newspaper says

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation, a German organisation that promotes liberal politics, has started funding some associations in Turkey after George Soros’s Open Society Foundation announced last week that it had ended its activities in Turkey, pro-government daily Yeni Akit said on Wednesday.

LGBTQI organisation Kaos GL, minority rights organisation the Hrant Dink Association, and Freedom Research Association are among the organisations Yeni Akit said were evil institutions funded by the German Foundation. 

The newspaper said the organisations targeted the dynamics of Turkish society, benefited from Soros’s “dirty” money, and encouraged ethnic discrimination. The newspaper also said LGBTQI organisations were perverse institutions. 

“German Foundations that are established by taking advantage of freedom of speech in Turkey keep on carrying out activities against our country. After the Open Society Foundation of Jewish speculator George Soros, who is an aide of the great devil the United States and Zionist Israel, fled Turkey, the German foundations started their activities,” Yeni Akit said. 

“All organisations against Turkey that were previously supported by Soros, are now being supported by the Frederich Naumann Foundation,” it said. 

The newspaper said the German foundation had listed the Turkish organisations as partners on its website

Yeni Akit called on Turkish authorities to put an end to the activities of the Frederich Naumann Foundation.

“Those foundations that work as the Turkey branch of the German deep state pose a threat to our national will and survival,” Yeni Akit said. 

The Frederich Naumann Foundation started its activities in Turkey in 1991 in Ankara. It moved its headquarters in Turkey to Istanbul in 2002. 

The organisation focuses on the promotion of liberal values in Turkey, including freedom and democracy, human rights and the rule of law, the market economy, and secularism. 

The Open Society Foundation terminated all its activities last week after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan denounced the "famous Hungarian Jew Soros", accusing the billionaire philanthropist of supporting the 2013 Gezi protests in order to divide Turkey and linking him to leading Turkish activist Osman Kavala, who has been in prison awaiting trial for more than a year.