Ahmet S. Yayla
Ahmet S. Yayla

AHMET S. YAYLA is the Director of the Center for Homeland Security at DeSales University and an Assistant Professor of Homeland Security. Former counterterrorism and operations chief in the Turkish police, Dr. Yayla is also a member of the faculty at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies Program in Master's in Applied Intelligence. Additionally, Dr. Yayla is a research fellow at the George Washington University Program on Extremism. Dr. Yayla is a 20-year veteran of the counterterrorism and operations department in the Turkish National Police and served as the chief of counterterrorism in Sanliurfa, Turkey between 2010 and 2013. He earned his Master's Degree and Ph.D. in the United States. Dr. Yayla has published both scholarly works and written or co-written numerous articles related to counterterrorism and homeland security. Yayla is the co-author of the recent book ISIS Defectors: Inside Stories of the Terrorist Caliphate.

Try Erdogan at the International Criminal Court for Enabling ISIS

During the NATO Summit in London on December 10, 2019, President Emmanuel Macron accused Turkey of “sometimes working with ISIS proxies” and said that it was, “time for Turkey to clarify (its) ambiguous stance on Islamic State.”

Is Erdogan Preparing “Erdoganistan”?

Erdogan has been in the news lately for his controversial role in supporting one of the sides in the Libyan conflict with Syrian jihadi mercenaries, but beneath the headlines, even more is going on. Three recent crucial incidents indicate that Erdogan has been getting ready for a significant move.

Erdogan’s long arm in the US: Turkish Influence Operations Among American Muslims

The Investigative Journal organized a conference in Washington DC on November 11th to launch the report and discuss its findings during the ongoing Turkish invasion of Syria. Dr. Ahmet S. Yayla, former chief of Turkish National Police Counterterrorism Division presents his research based on exclusive evidence, first-hand information and in-depth analysis.

The Strange Case of Perincek, Erdogan and the Russia Triangle

This report investigates a new alignment within Erdogan’s political movement towards Russia and Putin along with Iran and China, through former leftist terrorist leader Dogu Perincek’s facilitation of Erdogan’s relationships with Putin. I was assigned to arrest Perincek, now 77, in …

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