Jan 04 2018

Seventy-four people a day apply to become Turkish intelligence agents

Some 27,000 people, or 74 people a day, applied to become Turkish intelligence special agents in 2017, according to statistics published by Turkey’s National Intelligence Agency (MİT).

MİT’s website ‘www.mit.gov.tr’ was visited 1,056,588 times last year, the independent news website Diken said.

Of those visitors, 25,000 people made tip-offs about the Islamist Gülen movement, blamed for the 2016 failed coup, and 11,000 about separatist Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) activities. MİT received about 181 tip-offs a day.

After the research into the tip-offs, 7,812 of them were shared with judicial authorities. MİT also answered 2,297 of 6,338 freedom of information applications.

 

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