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Turkey’s Spy Bust Escalates Rivalry with Iran 

Turkey’s Spy Bust Escalates Rivalry with Iran 

From Al-Monitor, a quality news site based in Washington, D.C., a story about Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization Amid simmering regional tensions in the wake of mutual military drills, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency reported Oct. 13 that the National Intelligence Organization and the police had uncovered an Iranian spy network in the eastern city of...

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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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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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Inside Turkey’s National Intelligence Office, MIT

Inside Turkey’s National Intelligence Office, MIT

(From Top World  Intelligence Agencies) The founder of modern-day Turkey, Mustafa Kamal Ataturk, created the country’s intelligence service in 1925.  In 1985, the agency was renamed National Intelligence Office, Millî İstihbarat Teşkilatı (MİT) and placed under the jurisdiction of the Prime Minister’s office. MIT in the news: NBA Star Has Reason to Fear Turkey’s Intelligence Service (01/08/2019)...

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Report: Turkey’s MIT Enabled ISIS Militants to Enter Syria 

Report: Turkey’s MIT Enabled ISIS Militants to Enter Syria 

Turkey’s autocratic president Recep Erdogan has a two track mind. Erdogan proclaims he is fighting (Kurdish) terrorism and while his government empowers ISIS to advance his geopolitical agenda. New details emerge in this detailed (but uncorroborated) report in The Investigative Journal. Citing wiretap evidence collected in investigation of the 2015 Ankara train station bombing, author...

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