Turkish intelligence agency form new center, gather units
The new MİKM center will be headed by MİT chief Hakan Fidan (R).Turkey’s National Intelligence Agency (MİT) has entered a new phase with the opening of the Joint Intelligence Coordination Center (MİKM), placing all intelligence-gathering units under the MİKM roof, according to daily Milliyet.
The center, headed by MİT chief Hakan Fidan, will have units in 37 cities, with six major and 31 minor administrations located in a variety of places including Istanbul, Diyarbakır, and Siirt. The major units, located in Istanbul, Diyarbakır, Van, Hatay, Gaziantep and Şanlırufa, will be working around the clock whereas the remaining 31 will have weekly sessions.
All valuable information gathered by local units will be transferred to a pool of intelligence, which will be sent to Ankara for evaluation, where MİKM officials will have a chance to go over all information put in by local sources. Each local unit will be headed by the governor and the deputy governor of the city.