Of the nearly $9 million Turkey spent on lobbying in the United States last year, nearly $4 million was paid to 14 firms for activities in a period ending in the first half of the year, journalist Yılmaz Polat reported for the Tele1 news site, quoting figures from a Department of Justice Report.

The Turkish government spent over $6.59 million throughout 2018, while non-government Turkish principals spent $2.3 million, lobbying watchdog site Open Secrets reported.

Fourteen firms were cited as working on behalf of Turkey in the first half of 2018, and of these, international law firm Greenberg Traurig received the largest single payment of $850,000, while the Ballard Partners law firm received two separate payments of $750,000 and $765,611.

Further details and source: Ahval News