Turkey's National Intelligence Organization

Top court 2nd time rules violation of rights for former CHP MP

Turkey's Constitutional Court once again ruled on Jan. 21 that the rights of former main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) lawmaker Enis Berberoğlu were breached, noting that the verdict given earlier has not been implemented yet.

CHP Group Deputy Chair Engin Altay has called on high and local courts to meet the demand of the Constitutional Court.

Court arrests journalist Müyesser Yıldız

An Ankara court has ruled for the arrest of Müyesser Yıldız, a news editor of  Oda TV, an online news portal on accusations that she revealed state secrets in her two articles.
She was detained on June 8 in over "political and military espionage" as part of a probe launched by Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's Office and was arrested early on June 12.

MHP leader welcomes dismissal of opposition MPs from the parliament 

The dismissal of three opposition lawmakers is "is an obligatory requirement of the justice and democracy ethics," leader of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Devlet Bahçeli said on June 8. 

"Everyone is equal before the law. Nobody has the privilege or freedom to commit a crime," Bahçeli said in a written statement. 

Turkish intel helps rescue abducted Italian aid worker

Turkey's National Intelligence Organization (MİT) helped rescue a kidnapped Italian aid worker in Somalia, state-run Anadolu Agency said on May 10.

Silvia Constanza Romano, who was working for an Italian charity called African Milele, was abducted in Kenya's southeastern coastal town of Chakama in Kenya in November 2018. No group claimed responsibility for the kidnapping.