Ağar speaks off-the-record to commission
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Ağar claims that Turkish police have the greatest intelligence in Europe. DHA photoSpeaking to Parliament’s Coup and Memorandum Investigation Commission off-the-record, former interior minister and police chief Mehmet Ağar has said the Turkish police have the greatest intelligence in Europe thanks to the regulations he made during his term in office.
During the Commission’s visit to Ağar in the Aegean province of Aydın’s Yenipazar prison on Nov. 10, it was revealed that he spoke off-the-record four times.
Ağar said the police used to depend on Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT) for intelligence, but that they had since made up for all their deficiencies with technological equipment. “The order we created then still continues in all its glory today. Turkey’s police department has Europe’s greatest intelligence organization apart from the U.S., Israel, and Russia,” Ağar said.
Ağar also said that the biggest mistake made by Turkish soldiers was their lack of insight in the eastern and southeastern regions.