The MIT, the Turkish intelligence service headed by Hakan Fidan, [...]
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In a first for a visit to Riyadh, last week, Turkey’s prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu was accompanied by General Hulusi [...]
Owned by property magnate Peshraw Majid Agha and headed by former US soldiers, Falcon Security has carved a niche for itself as the go-to private security outfit in Iraqi Kurdistan.
. While the focus is presently on the permeability between [...]
The cooperation agreement between the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK and Iraq’s Shi’ite Popular Mobilization Forces on November 20, which [...]
The war council that took place in Erbil over the weekend of September 19 in the presence of several officers [...]
Tory MP Nadhim Zahawi is emerging as the go-to consultant for companies wishing to gain access to the Barzani clan.
As Intelligence Online revealed recently (IOL 728), Turkey's intelligence chief Hakan Fidan is going to run for office in Turkey's forthcoming general elections. The choice of his interim successor illustrates Ankara's priorities.
Turkey’s MIT fears that stronger implication by Ankara in the fight against Islamic State (IS) might spur the development of [...]
The Obama administration is facing the growing frustration of its Sunni allies in the Middle East, for whom ousting Bashar Al Assad remains the priority. In their fight alongside the US against Islamic State (IS), also known as ISIS or [.
Saleh Muslim Mohammed, the leader of the Syrian Kurdish party [...]
Washington's latest pronouncements about the crisis in Syria and Iraq have met with incomprehension among its allies in the region - to the extent that they are devising their own strategies.
The director of Turkey's Milli Istihbarat Teskilati (MIT), Hakan Fidan, will need plenty of skill to juggle the competing interests of keeping the PKK in check and combating Islamic State, or Daesh.
A major clandestine operation involving the CIA, the DGSE, MI6, the BND and Turkey's MIT has been underway since the summer to equip the armed forces of Iraqi Kurdistan, the last rampart against Islamic State, the former ISIS or Daesh.