Intel, military chiefs may be tied to president
ANKARAThe National Intelligence Agency (MİT) and the Chief of General Staff could be tied to the presidency, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan reportedly said, Turkish broadcaster CNN Türk cited parliamentary sources as saying July 28.
Erdoğan reportedly made the remarks during Parliamentary Speaker İsmail Kahraman and the members for the Bureau of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey’s visit to the Presidential Palace.
MİT and the Turkish General Staff are currently under the prime ministry’s control.
Such a change could help prevent further military coup attempts, Erdoğan reportedly told the visiting group. The meeting came when the Supreme Military Council (YAŞ) met to reshape the military, following a coup attempt on July 15.
Meanwhile, President Erdoğan has appointed rectors to nine universities, including Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ), Ankara University and Gazi University.