The foundation reported Monday that it is the target of “unfounded accusations” in the Turkish media and that it therefore can not carry out the work in Turkey. The foundation did not care about the nature of the accusations in the media.
Soros is a Hungarian survivor of the Holocaust. His foundation is committed to, among other things, human rights and democratic governance. At least it’s what has been publicly declared. Influence and the very nature of fund’s activity does not support this version. After all, it is ‘democratic’ can’t be defined precisely.
The Turkish Interior Ministry suspected that there was a link between the work of the Open Society Foundation and demonstrations in Istanbul in 2013. The protests on Taksim Square and the Gezi park began at the end of May that year due to the planned redevelopment of the square and surrounding area and lasted for weeks. A few days ago, President Erdogan said that Soros is “trying to divide and destroy countries” and it is true in many ways.
The Soros Foundation denies involvement in the protests of 2013.