Marine Turchi

Journaliste à Mediapart depuis sa création, en 2008, j'ai couvert la droite et l'extrême droite, avant de rejoindre le service « Enquêtes » en 2017.

• Livres: Co-auteure avec Mathias Destal de « Marine est au courant de tout...» Argent secret, financements et hommes de l'ombre : une enquête sur Marine Le Pen (Flammarion, 2017). J'ai également participé à l'ouvrage collectif Informer n'est pas un délit (Calmann-Lévy, 2015).

• Documentaire: Co-auteure de « Front national, les hommes de l'ombre » (« Envoyé Spécial », France 2, 2017).

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  • Revealed: the financial links between the Syrian regime and a close ally of Marine Le Pen

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    F. Chatillon. © (C+) F. Chatillon. © (C+)

    A friend and ally of far-right Front National leader Marine Le Pen has been investigated by the fraud squad over his business dealings. No prosecution took place but the investigation did unveil the financial links between Frédéric Chatillon – whose firm helped Le Pen's recent presidential election campaign - and the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad. For his part Chatillon claims the top secret investigation was politically motivated. Karl Laske and Marine Turchi report.

  • How Sarkozy's UMP gave legitimacy to the far-right Front National


    After the defeat of Nicolas Sarkozy's UMP party in France's presidential and parliamentary elections, various prominent party figures have publicly questioned the former president's tactic of lurching to the right in a bid to poach votes from the far-right Front National (FN). Joël Gombin, a researcher at the University of Picardy who specialises in studying the FN's electorate, says this policy should be abandoned, not only because it so manifestly failed - but also because it legitimised the Front National. He spoke to Marine Turchi.

  • French presidential second round – a tale of two campaigns


    As François Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy battle it out head-to-head ahead of the second round of the French presidential election, they face very different challenges. For the Socialist Party's Hollande, with victory seemingly in his grasp, the aim is to maintain the same measured approach that has marked his campaign so far. For Sarkozy, however, the success of the far-right Front National in the first round has raised a dilemma. Should he court the FN's first-round voters – or instead focus on attracting voters from the political centre? At stake are not just Sarkozy's chance of winning the election, but the future of the right in French politics. First Stéphane Alliès and then Marine Turchi report on two contrasting campaigns ahead of the decisive vote on May 6th.

  • How Toulouse shootings have affected the French election campaign

    The shooting of a rabbi and three young children at a Jewish school in Toulouse in south-west France and the earlier killing of three off-duty French soldiers have shocked the nation. These tragic events occurred as the presidential election entered its final month, forcing the candidates to reconsider their strategies. Some chose to suspend their campaign, others carried on electioneering. Lénaïg Bredoux, Ellen Salvi and Marine Turchi report.

  • The diary of an undercover journalist inside France’s far-right Front National


    Journalist Claire Checcaglini spent eight months undercover as an activist in the French far-right Front National party, whose leader Marine Le Pen hopes to draw a significant score as a candidate in this spring’s presidential elections. Checcaglini rose through the party ranks as a militant, engaged in canvassing, branch discussions and party meetings, and socializing with fellow members. She recounts her experiences in a book, Bienvenue au Front – Journal d'une infiltrée, (‘Welcome to the Front – An infiltrator’s diary’) which went on sale in France on February 27th, extracts of which are published here by Mediapart.

  • A graphic history of French Right propaganda

    Affiche de J. Chirac en 1986. Affiche de J. Chirac en 1986.

    A remarkable book just published in France traces the history of graphic propaganda used by French parties of the Right, both mainstream and extreme, from 1880 to the current day. Tricolores, by Applied Arts professor Zvonimir Novak, took ten years of research and includes 800 posters, ranging from the crude creations of early reactionary populist and anti-Semitic monarchist movements through to the carefully-crafted images of the modern conservative and Far Right parties. "There is cohesion there, you can actually follow a party with nothing but these documents to go on," explains Novak. In this article by Marine Turchi, he decodes the visual and verbal rhetoric behind 17 telling examples.

  • Sarkozy camp hoists social benefits fraud to forefront of re-election campaign


    President Nicolas Sarkozy has clearly decided to make the fight against social benefits fraud, described by one of his ministers as "a cancer of French society", one of the main themes of his 2012 re-election campaign. While that will not officially begin until early next year, this week saw a carefully coordinated blitz against the increasingly stigmatised welfare dependent, and which announces the colour of the presidential election debate ahead. Marine Turchi reports.

  • The UMP's shadowy Protection Group


    Official campaigning for next year's French presidential elections will begin later this autumn, when most of the candidates will finally be declared. Before the flurry of mass rallies and local meetings kick off across the country, Mediapart has been looking at the shadowy security force that polices gatherings by President Nicolas Sarkozy's ruling UMP party. Its members include ex-servicemen from elite army units and former police officers, whose missions apparently go well beyond crowd security alone. Marine Turchi reports.

  • It's touché for Juppé and wait-and-see for Sarkozy

    Juppé et Sarkozy, le 14 octobre en Aquitaine.  © Reuters Juppé et Sarkozy, le 14 octobre en Aquitaine. © Reuters

    President Nicolas Sarkozy's appointment of veteran Gaullist politician Alain Juppé to the post of foreign affairs minister marked the consummation of a forced political marriage between two longstanding rivals (photo), celebrated in November. Marine Turchi charts their turbulent years of sniping and strife, all of which promise further fireworks ahead of next year's presidential elections.

  • Fillon crash-lands into 'Air Dictator' row

    F. Fillon et H. Moubarak en 2007. © Reuters F. Fillon et H. Moubarak en 2007. © Reuters

    First there was the scandal of French foreign minister Michèle Alliot-Marie's holidays in strife-torn Tunisia, now comes that of Prime Minister François Fillon's sojourn in Egypt courtesy of President Hosni Mubarak. The revelations have stunned opinion in France and made headlines around the world, prompting President Nicolas Sarkozy to tell ministers they must holiday in France from now on. Marine Turchi reports on the parliamentary turbulence caused by the latest jet-set holiday disclosures.