National Intelligence Organization

Hablemitoğlu assassination suspect brought to Turkey

Turkey's National Intelligence Organization (MİT) has brought Nuri Gökhan Bozkır, who is a suspect in the assassination of academic Necip Hablemitoğlu, to Turkey from Ukraine.

The MİT on Jan. 27 handed the suspect to the police for questioning in Ankara.

Ankara University's Hablemitoğlu, known for his research and books on FETÖ, was killed in 2002 in front of his house.

Erdogan raises spectre of opening Turkish border for refugees to flock to to Greece, says ‘all of Greece a US base’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to open the Turkish border for refugees and migrants to flock to Greece during a joint news conference in Ankara today with visiting Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Turkey’s Pragmatic Policy in the Balkans has its Limits

Then September brought a flurry of meetings: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu travelled to Serbia to open a Turkish consulate in the city of Novi Pazar, part of the southwestern region of Sandzak, straddling both Serbia and Montenegro and mainly populated by Bosniak Muslims; Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic visited Erdogan in Istanbul; and Erdogan met Croatian President Zoran Milanov

Former intelligence official sentenced to 23 years in prison

A court in Ankara has sentenced Enver Altaylı, a former official of the National Intelligence Organization (MİT), to a total of 23 years in prison for "political and military espionage" and membership to a terrorist organization.

Altaylı was detained and arrested in 2017 as part of an investigation into the FETÖ, which was responsible for the failed coup attempt in 2016. 

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