MIT - Milli Istihbarat Teskilati(National Intelligence Organization Türkiye)

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A Palestinian hacker, Omar Z. M. A., reportedly hacked Israel's security umbrella, the Iron Dome. Mossad initiated action to capture Omar. The kidnapping operation along the Tel Aviv, Istanbul, and Kuala Lumpur route was thwarted by the Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MİT).
There are some rumors about Ayyildiz Tim. According to the rumors and their own statements they managed to "hack" the Iron Dome. I don't actually know what they mean by "we managed to hack it" but decided to bring some context.

 

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The date is October 14, 2021. I think you got the dates mixed up. This tweet was sent 2 years ago.
Apparently the hacking of the Iron Dome system by this man happened between the period of 2015-2016.

The first speculations of Ayildiz Tim "hacking" the Iron Dome started in 2014. Rumors intensified again in 2018. According to reports in 2018 a Palestinian electronic engineer was killed in Malaysia by unknown men.

The whole story with the attempts at kidnapping of the Palestinian victim is unfolding between 2019 and 2022.

In 2020 the victim arrives in Istanbul. In that time he received many propositions for work which are actually a trap set by the Israeli services which found him after 3 years of searching. We know that MOSSAD cells that were collecting intelligence regarding Palestinian and Arab students that are studying in technical branches of Turkish universities were very active at that time and the operations that happened in the last 2-3 years are proof for that. MIT tracked the developments regarding the Israeli operation and warned the victim of the danger. MOSSAD repeatedly tried to bring the victim in countries abroad which are known with their status of allies to Israel by proposing higher payments on jobs regarding software development so they can kidnap him with a direct flight to Israel without consequences.

In 2021 Ayyildiz Tim posts the following:

"Occupier Zionist Israel; Let them not forget the days when we turned the Iron Dome air defense system into cotton wool, when we took over government websites and the Twitter accounts of government officials and made the call to prayer be heard from everywhere.

We are on silent watch!"


In 2022 the victim decided to travel to Malaysia. MIT warned him and installed a software trough which his phone could send data to MIT even while shut off. He was kidnapped in Kuala Lumpur by a MOSSAD cell and brought in a small house in the jungle where he was interrogated regarding his works. MIT contacted the Malaysian authorities regarding the situation and provided critical assistance. Malaysian authorities with the help of a tactical team stormed the location, rescuing the Palestinian hacker and arresting the MOSSAD team of 11 that interrogated him. The Istanbul Police Counter-Terrorism Branch also captured a MOSSAD personnel that was involved with the operation. The victim was brought by MIT in Turkiye and is being put under protection in a safe house.

More details regarding the events that unfolded in 2022 in Malaysia below:


I am bringing Ayyildiz Tim here speculating that the hacker had contacts with them and possibility some kind of cooperation was going on.
 

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MIT: Strategic evolution of Turkish intelligence into self-reliance​

BY DIDENUR DAŞTAN​

ISTANBUL AUG 16, 2023 - 11:17 AM GMT+3

An aerial view of the house located north of the town of Aleppo, Syria where a Daesh leader, code-named Abu Hussein al-Qurayshi, was killed by the National Intelligence Organization (MIT), May 1, 2023. (AP Photo)
An aerial view of the house located north of the town of Aleppo, Syria where a Daesh leader, code-named Abu Hussein al-Qurayshi, was killed by the National Intelligence Organization (MIT), May 1, 2023. (AP Photo)


The first two decades of the 21st century contained a visible transformation within Türkiye’s top intelligence agency, which has evolved into an established structure capable of serving national interests and regional security, experts opine​


Inherent to its nature, Türkiye’s National Intelligence Organization (MIT) is shrouded in secrecy and its workings have remained under wraps for decades; but since 2010, the agency has been undergoing what has been broadly described as a “revolution” through which it launched headline-making cross-border anti-terrorism operations, busted spy networks at home, and developed a complementary mechanism for Turkish diplomacy.
Tracking the agency’s profile has thus become a lot easier in the past decade, as opposed to a “darker,” that is, unknown era in Türkiye’s intelligence past. The MIT has become more visible through various reforms that now tell the tale of an increasingly self-reliant institution, according to two security experts.


For Merve Seren Yeşiltaş, author, security and intelligence expert, and assistant professor of International Relations at Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, the agency’s growing prominence is tied to its former chief – and current foreign minister – Hakan Fidan’s efforts to build an authentic institution by fortifying it with Western references, namely operational capabilities and technological improvements.
Beneath this revolution lie certain motivations triggered by a surge in the variety of regional and international threats, like post-Cold War polarizations and a search for proxy elements across the Middle East, pointed out another expert Cenker Korhan Demir, associate professor of International Relations at Hasan Kalyoncu University.


“These threats kicked off a search for what is called strategic autonomy in foreign policy and pushed Türkiye into action,” Demir told Daily Sabah in an exclusive interview.

Reason and ability

“Türkiye was forced to rely on its own skills and build on these in the face of security issues in its near region and concentrated its efforts, especially from the 2010s onwards, on obtaining its strategic interests via these skills,” Demir said.
He conceded that the roots of transformation were laid in the early 2000s when the MIT functioned as a kind of support mechanism. “That has now changed. The MIT has become an operational element in mostly three primary steps,” Demir argued.
Several legislative addendums, most notably in 2014, expanded MIT’s field of authorization, enabling it to conduct operations abroad.


In 2012 and 2013, incorporating the Electronic Systems Command from the General Staff, establishing directorates for foreign operations, signal and cyber intelligence, as well as infrastructural changes, have facilitated organizational development while coordinated action with the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) ensured operational expansion, according to Demir.
“In addition to armed drones, intelligence ships and reconnaissance planes, the MIT adopted human intelligence intertwined with technicalities, demonstrating its effectiveness,” he explained, pointing to support provided by local security units in cross-border operations like Euphrates Shield (2015), Olive Branch and Peace Spring in Syria, Iraq and even Libya.
What shows initiative, especially to the international community, however, Demir said, has been leadership "decapitation" operations, a central pillar in intelligence policy in which capturing or killing a terrorist group's leader is effective.
The Aug. 15, 2018 killing of the PKK’s so-called administrative council member Ismail Özden in an air-backed strike in northern Iraq was the MIT’s first overseas decapitation operation. The following year, the agency went on to eliminate many of the group’s spokespersons and foreign affairs representatives.
In 2020, it dealt a major blow to the group’s Syrian branch by eliminating Sofi Nurettin, the highest-ranking member of its armed wing ever killed.
In 2021, it took out Ali Haydar Kaptan, one of the founding members, in a joint operation with TSK.
Earlier in April this year, Daesh leader Abu Hussein al-Qurashi was killed by the MIT’s special operations team in Syria.
The agency has also been striving to consider civilian lives in counterterrorism operations, an issue that has been promoted in domestic and international venues, Demir noted.

Intelligence diplomacy

As for intelligence diplomacy, such a phenomenon has always existed, according to Yeşiltaş “but beyond corporate competition between the MIT and the Foreign Ministry, a corporate cooperation has emerged especially from 2010 onwards.”
The agency has coordinated joint initiatives with counterparts from several other countries in a bid to bolster Türkiye’s foreign policy in recent years, Demir said.
Advancing bilateral ties with neighboring Iraq in 2009, which was both a regional and central administrative move, the surprisingly swift solving of the 2018 murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and sharing the case with Washington were all a “clear message” to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and even the UAE and the U.S., he argued.
“It was a kind of warning that Türkiye now has an independent initiative in its region and initiating any action in Türkiye was not so possible anymore,” he said. “It also worked to highlight the MIT’s power and effectiveness.”
This is how the MIT’s increased visibility is interpreted worldwide, Demir said, within the context of its serious enterprising over the past decade, from overseeing the Black Sea grain deal and prisoner swaps between Russia and Ukraine to hosting the chiefs of CIA and Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian Federation (SVR RF) in Ankara for clandestine talks.

Visibility

This visibility has only worked to highlight Ankara’s mediator role in international conflicts but has also been effective in blending Turkish foreign policy with mature intelligence data, Demir said.
According to Yeşiltaş, this popularity comes with both advantages and disadvantages, including the position it puts the MIT in where it can come under more intense scrutiny from not just politicians and the bureaucracy but local and international public, as well.
“There is a herd salivating to prey on your smallest mistake and use it against you when you’re in the spotlight,” she said and added, “Undoubtedly, transparency and accountability are noble terms for intelligence ethics, but the first rule of intelligence is ‘caution.’”

International reception

The MIT, in the meantime, has attained a status allowing it to prevent its international counterparts from taking initiative in its region of domain, which provides leverage to Turkish diplomats in political talks, Demir said.
Yeşiltaş believes as a NATO state, Türkiye has the biggest and riskiest gallery of threats than any other member.
“Despite it, Türkiye continues to put up a commendable fight against domestic or external threats. In that regard, it should be noted that even if its technology isn’t at the same level as some Western nations and most of the time it’s blocked by its allies, Turkish intelligence constitutes a reference point for many countries,” she said.

Fidan, Kalın and beyond

The improvement in the intelligence mechanism was also in part helped by Fidan’s military notion and continental experience, Yeşiltaş added.
In contrast, Ibrahim Kalın, previously President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s chief adviser until he was named the MIT’s new director after the May elections, does not have a military past, but he is more familiar with the intelligence discipline than most believe, she said.
Citing Kalın’s tenure as the first head of the Public Diplomacy Coordination and “unique ability” to analyze Türkiye’s operational field through historical, political, sociological, religious and cultural aspects, she argued his think-tank and bureaucracy experience would make major contributions to MIT.
Dismissing the recent idea that MIT has “taken over” the military’s role with its leap, Yeşiltaş said, “I believe Kalın can reinforce the agency by transforming into a hub that can produce and implement long-term strategic plans in civilian fields that concern national security and interests.”
Whether this transformation can be sustained depends on investments in education, coordination mechanisms and human talents, Demir added. “If technical capacity and capability are improved and the MIT is further institutionalized, then there is nothing standing in the way of advancement and expansion.”


How come the thread has been moved away from where it's obvious to be sought out :( under Turkish section?

That said, I'm surprised this wasn't shared sooner.
 

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How come the thread has been moved away from where it's obvious to be sought out :( under Turkish section?

That said, I'm surprised this wasn't shared sooner.
While there was only an intelligence-focused sub-forum in the forum, it was out of the question for an intelligence agency to be discussed in other sub-forums.
 

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Turkish intelligence sources:

“Necessary warnings were made to Israeli interlocutors. “It would have serious consequences.”

Israeli intelligence had threatened assassination in Turkey


I think that if Israel chooses to declare war on Turkish Intelligence, Israeli agents in our country may start to die.
 

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List of neutralized high ranked members in the PKK by MIT. List will grow till the end of the year.

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MİT neutralized one DEASH leader in 2023, captured another, and captured three militants who planned to target the Jewish community in Istanbul last week. Now the Aleppo commander of DEASH has been caught alive.

Let's be objective; Who can fight DEASH so effectively?

The USA captured a senior leader last year, and it was the subject of international media for months. Believe me, we will watch a movie next year too. MİT's operations are ignored. Not to mention, with the support of some circles in Turkey, FETO and PKK circles said, "MİT supports DEASH". I say this as someone who has worked on takfiri terrorism and has been involved in many operational activities - the capacity we have reached is a source of pride. I am proud of the young friends. You too can be proud. I can also guess that the people doing these jobs are 25-30 years old. Their superiors are also of my generation - they know their job. Carry on friends!

 

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At last the legacy of incredible men and women who did incredible sacrifices in the name of the State will be synthesized in the way the National Intelligence Organization deserves. The newly established academy will put the basis for the establishing of a tradition, national vocabulary and work which would bring MIT to new heights, based on specialized academic work in the field.

After the needs of capabilities, high quality human resources and infrastructure of MIT were met we saw incredible transformation. From now on MIT will establish its firm standard, style and prestige taking its place among the major intelligence services around the world.

 

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One of the most controversial figures in the Turkish intelligence community, Mehmet Eymur died in a hospital where he received treatment for COPD.

He is known as a good professional in his field, but a man with controversial actions and connections. He was in the center of many events around the Turkish Deep State and is known as one of the Pandora boxes of the Turkish intelligence community. Regardless the media attention, numerous cases by the Turkish judiciary he remained silent to his last days and took the secrets to his grave. Rest in Peace!

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Mehmet Eymur says in his book "Disclosure" that he warned CIA 40 days before 9/11 regarding the attack. He gathered intelligence from a Turkish drug dealer at the time. He then met CIA and explained the situation to them. They didn't took him seriously enough and 40 days after his warning 9/11 happened. In that time Mehmet Eymur was in the US. CIA and FBI contacted Eymur and wanted to talk to his source. He arranged a meeting, but says that the meeting didn't go fruitful.
 

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Unfortunately, it is not a loyal profession. There is always risk of becoming a traitor at any moment. Your job is to contact the spies, but you may be blamed for it later. Hard job.
 

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After the absolute fail from the ceremony for the 97th Anniversary of MIT including the sharing of images by the Presidency showing the faces of MIT personnel (both old wolves and the new generation) we see how must be done at the Mehmet Eymur funeral.

Unfortunately Turkiye is failing in the OPSEC/PERSEC on all levels from top to bottom everywhere within the security system (Gendarmerie, Police, TSK, MIT etc). The picture is published in this state from not a major media, but guess what... Major media again violated these rules! The responsible ones must be taken from their positions!

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After the absolute fail from the ceremony for the 97th Anniversary of MIT including the sharing of images by the Presidency showing the faces of MIT personnel (both old wolves and the new generation) we see how must be done at the Mehmet Eymur funeral.

Unfortunately Turkiye is failing in the OPSEC/PERSEC on all levels from top to bottom everywhere within the security system (Gendarmerie, Police, TSK, MIT etc). The picture is published in this state from not a major media, but guess what... Major media again violated these rules! The responsible ones must be taken from their positions!

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The first mistake they made is that they attented the ceremony outside. They should have done this behind closed doors. All of this just shows us that we are not professional but plain amateur.
 

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The first mistake they made is that they attented the ceremony outside. They should have done this behind closed doors. All of this just shows us that we are not professional but plain amateur.
It primarily shows how many traitors there are and it is hard to get rid of them.
It is hard because " human rights, transparency, freedom of press and expression, free thought ".
They can be suppressed quite easily but there are other penalties to pay.
What happens if " someone " visits those people? So called respected news outlets? DeutcheWelle would make so much inconvenience, the same people who support massacre of children, openly?
Anyway, that nut will have to be cracked sooner or later
 

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It primarily shows how many traitors there are and it is hard to get rid of them.
It is hard because " human rights, transparency, freedom of press and expression, free thought ".
They can be suppressed quite easily but there are other penalties to pay.
What happens if " someone " visits those people? So called respected news outlets? DeutcheWelle would make so much inconvenience, the same people who support massacre of children, openly?
Anyway, that nut will have to be cracked sooner or later
The lack of professionalism of the media teams of basically every institution of the State is treason. MIT personnel faces, strategic maps, military movement and personnel were among the casualties of this treacherous non-professional approach. The whole media system in Turkiye including the the State media must be reformed for good.
 

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