The Nordic Research and Monitoring Network (Nordic Monitor) works as an intelligence platform that tracks extremism, radical movements, xenophobia, terrorism, crime, and other relevant issues that are critical for the security and safety of the communitiesin which we live. Its focus is specifically on Turkey, 80-million strong predominantly Sunni nation that has vast influence beyond its borders.
Extremism of in all sorts is a threat to security and safety of nations and communities. Nordic Monitor observes enablers and facilitators of extremist ideologies and identifies early warning signs. so that policy makers and non-governmental stake holders can take measures in advance to counter such threats. Nordic Monitor caters to its clients’ specific needs with on-demand analysis and reports on such matters.
The specialists contributing to Nordic Monitor often participate in panel discussions, debates and conferences in order to promote public discussion on security and safety and raise awareness on dangerous patterns of radicalism and extremism. Nordic Monitor also offers speaking engagement opportunities for those who are interested in learning more about the issues that it covers.
Bozkurt is a journalist and author with over 20 years of experience in journalism. He has served in various capacities in the Turkish media as a bureau chief in New York, Washington, D.C., and Ankara. His specialty is covering radical jihadist groups operating in Turkey and its neighborhood.
Kenez, who ran a popular national daily in Turkey as its editor-in-chief, is a Turkish journalist living in exile. His paper exposed how Turkish intelligence agency MIT had trafficked jihadists from China to Syria, prompting the government to shut down his newspaper.
Cetiner is a security specialist who worked for the United Nations and is currently listed as an independent expert with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). He has a master’s degree in communications. He worked for 18 years with the Turkish police in various capacities, specifically in counterterrorism efforts.