Turkey’s interior minister says plotters’ ‘brain team’ among police intelligence
AA photoInterior Minister Efkan Ala has said there had not been any information from police intelligence ahead of the July 15 coup attempt and the coup plotters had a “brain team” developed inside the body.
“There was no information coming from the police intelligence. There has been a brain team developed among them. Information should have been received from soldiers. Police should have received information as well. The fact that the MİT [National Intelligence Agency] received information some four to five hours ahead foiled the game for them. We have changed the head of gendarmerie intelligence but could not change within it. There was no intelligence received from there,” said Ala, as he gave an interview to a group of journalists in the aftermath of the July 15 failed coup attempt.
Ala added that in five to 10 years another coup attempt could be initiated if the problem, which stemmed “more from system weaknesses, rather than intelligence weaknesses,” could not be changed.