The Turkish National Intelligence Organization was founded as a
body subordinate to the "Prime Ministry", under the Law
no. 644 on the Turkish National Intelligence Organization, dated
July 6, 1965. This Law, after being in force for 18 years, has been
replaced by Law no. 2937 titled as the Law on the State Intelligence Services and the Turkish
National Intelligence Organization as of January 1, 1984 as a result of the efforts
paid to eliminate any deficiencies, troubles, and gaps that were
come accross during the practice of the previous law, and to adapt
it to the rapidly changing and improving world conditions.
In Law no. 2937, the organization and the main tasks of the MIT
have been described in general terms, and both secrecy and rapid
action/adaptation to changing circumstances have been ensured through
arranging the other issues regarding the number, names, detailed
tasks and the inner structuring of the units by confidential regulations
which would be approved by the Prime Minister.
Another aspect of Law no. 2937 which makes it different from Law
no. 644 is that under Law no. 2937, the MIT has been subordinated
directly to the "Prime Minister". The MIT has been subordinated
directly to the "Prime Minister", taking into consideration
the fact that in accordance with the Constitution, the Cabinet and
the Prime Minister are jointly responsible for carrying out the
general policy of the Government.
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