MIT takes military turn
Turkey’s MIT has become increasingly engaged in operations against the PKK Kurdish separatist movement and it is developing its own paramilitary service. [...]
Turkey’s MIT or Milli Isthabarat Teskilati (National Intelligence Organisation) was founded in 1965. It handles internal and external intelligence-gathering for the Turkish government. For many years the MIT was operated by the army but it is opening more and more to civilian personnel too and is cooperating increasingly with US and Russian intelligence agencies.
The Beirut car bombing that killed Brigadier General Wissam al-Hassan, the head of the intelligence branch of the Lebanese Internal Security Forces’ (ISF), on October 19, robbed Saudi Arabia’s General Intelligence Directorate and its chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, of [. [...]