Istanbul intel chief reassigned
ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News
MİT emblemThe Istanbul chief of Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT) has been removed from his post and recalled back to Ankara, daily Hürriyet reported today.
The decision was announced to have been made in accordance with a decision made in January and was related to the country’s ongoing match–fixing probe, sources said.
The head of the MİT’s Istanbul branch, İ.N., who was identified only by his initials, is set to pass on his duties in two days to A.D., another MIT official identified only by his initials.
A.D. is currently serving in Ankara and has taken on significant responsibilities within the organization, according to reports.
MİT’s Istanbul Regional Presidency is among the most important branches of the organization, having played a critical role in obtaining intelligence prior to acts of terrorism, operations against the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) and many other counter–intelligence operations.