Turkish university to open spy school

A university in Turkey has announced it will establish a security studies faculty including a department of espionage.

“We are thinking about how to meet our country’s needs,” Erdal Çelik, deputy rector of Dokuz Eylül University in İzmir, told pro-government newspaper HaberTürk.

“Now we are going to pass our security studies faculty project at the university council, send it to the Higher Education Council and begin education next year.”

Çelik said the faculty would likely include degrees in domestic and foreign espionage, researching crime, strategic research, and security management.

“In the espionage department there will be lessons such as political history; domestic, foreign, and cyber espionage; intelligence collection techniques; game theory; and contemporary geographical information technologies,” he said.