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FAQ - ACTIVITY

How does the MIT handle and finalize crimes of espionage?

In the process of the surveillance, capture in flagrante delicto and the transfer to justice of individuals suspected of carrying out espionage activities against our country, members of the MIT make use of all the rights and powers granted to the law enforcement authorities in accordance with the Law 2937 and our related regulations.

After being caught in flagrante delicto, the suspects are dispatched to the court authorized to handle espionage cases along with a report accompanied by testimonies and other related evidence.

For which institutions does the MIT provide intelligence?

In accordance with the Article 4 of the Law 2937, the Undersecretariat of MIT fulfils the intelligence requests and requirements of the President, the Prime Minister, the Chief of General Staff, the Secretary General of the National Security Council and the related ministries in the preparation and administration of the plans related to the national security policy of the state.

What are the obligations of other organizations and institutions in the management of intelligence activities?

In accordance with the related provisions of the Law 2937, Ministries and other public organizations and institutions are obliged to generate the intelligence that their duties require, to acquire the information and intelligence that the MIT would request, to counter intelligence and to immediately transfer information and intelligence related to national security to the MIT.

Besides, the mentioned public organizations and institutions are obliged to provide the members of the MIT with all the required assistance and facilitation in the course of their duties.

What is the level of relations between the MIT and other public institutions, and how are they maintained?

The MIT is a public organization that was founded by the Law 2937, subject to the general budget and directly subordinate to the Prime Minister. In the execution of the missions and activities outlined by the Law 2937, our Organization coordinates and cooperates with the other public institutions and organizations in the framework of the principles designated in the mentioned law.

What is the extent of the usage of technology during the activities of the MIT?

In the formation of state intelligence, the National Intelligence Organization makes use of the technological means provided by the age of information and communication that we are living in, to the widest extent possible.

What is the MIT's position amongst the other services in the world?

All the nations around the world have established intelligence agencies in order to be informed in advance on the existing or potential threats which are directed at their national security within and outside their territories. The power of the intelligence service of a given nation is directly proportional to the importance the nation in question attaches to its own safety, its technology, training and experience of its members and most importantly, the support it gets from its people. The MIT is considered as one of the top intelligence organizations around the world considering the afore-mentioned criteria.

What is the nature of the relationships of the MIT with foreign intelligence organizations?

Globalization, as well as political and economic developments that have been observed for the last 15-20 years render impossible for the intelligence organizations to handle the problems only with their own efforts. This is a reality which is also valid for the intelligence organizations known as the strongest among all others. Especially, terrorism, which has gained international dimensions, the wide-spread expansion of organized crimes in the forms of money-laundering, and the smuggling of weapons, narcotics, and weapons of mass destruction, render inevitable the establishment of the cooperation among intelligence organizations.

The relations among the intelligence organizations have surely been shaped within the limits of the legal restrictions imposed on their duties, the national interests, and the decisions of the political authorities.

The MIT has been able to establish relations with any other intelligence organization in accordance with the interests of Turkey. The level of these relations is determined by the principle of mutual benefits, and national interests.

What is the extent of the MIT's relations with the media?

Directly subordinate to the Undersecretary, the Office of Media and Public Relations Counselor is an authority to which the members of the media may appeal on issues concerning the Undersecretariat of the MIT.

The Office of Media and Public Relations Counselor has also been assigned to properly inform the public on the National Intelligence Organization, to issue the Press Releases of the MIT and to contribute to the promotion of the National Intelligence Organization.