Category: Turkey

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How the Concept of a ‘Deep State’ Came to America via Turkey

How the Concept of a ‘Deep State’ Came to America via Turkey

In War on the Rocks, Ryan Gingeras, a historian of Turkish politics, traces the evolution and migration of the term from scholastic obscurity to household word. The story of how the deep state entered American consciousness underscores the inexact science and fancifulness that hampers any discussion of secret states and shadow governments. Source: How the...

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Türkiye’nin: Milli İstihbarat Teşkilatı (MİT)

Türkiye’nin: Milli İstihbarat Teşkilatı (MİT)

From Top World IntelligenceAgencies In English: (En İyi Dünya İstihbarat Kurumlarından) Modern Türkiye’nin kurucusu Mustafa Kemal Atatürk ülkenin istihbarat servisini 1925 yılında kurdu. 1985 yılında kurumun adı Milli İstihbarat Teşkilatı (MİT) olarak değiştirildi ve teşkilat yapılanmasında Başbakanın yetkisinin altına alındı. Türkiye’nin, sınırları içerisinde Kürt azınlıkla olan mücadelesi genellikle uluslararası istihbarat topluluğundaki müttefiklerini ve düşmanlarını belirler. MİT 1950’li...

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Turkish and Syrian Spymasters Meet in Moscow

Turkish and Syrian Spymasters Meet in Moscow

One of the realities of the 21st century is that spies have replaced diplomats as leading geopolitical players.  A case in point comes from Al-Monitor, a reliable Mideast news site. Under Russian mediation, the Turkish and Syrian intelligence chiefs met face to face in what was the first high-level Turkish-Syrian encounter since 2011, when Turkey’s...

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Beyond Baghdadi: Turkey’s Discreet Relationship With ISIS

Beyond Baghdadi: Turkey’s Discreet Relationship With ISIS

[This article first appeared in The New Republic, October 30, 2019] The elimination of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi amid the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria is exposing an enduring and underappreciated reality of the Middle East: the Islamic State has always had a special relationship with Turkish National Intelligence Office, known by its...

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