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Turkish spy chief Hakan Fidan is basically an Iranian agent.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan revealed to Iranian intelligence the identities of as many as 10 Iranians who had been meeting with their Mossad case officers in Turkey, The Washington Post’s David Ignatius reported Thursday.

The move was described by “knowledgeable sources” as causing a “significant” loss of intelligence and “an effort to slap the Israelis.” A Turkish Embassy spokesman had no comment.

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Ignatius thinks this was the reason Netanyahu was waiting for so long to apologize to Turkey for the 2010 Gaza flotilla fiasco – he was furious. For more than a year, Bibi had resisted appeals from Obama and then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to say I’m sorry to the Turks and bring the feud to an end.

But regardless of the apology, there’s no love lost between Erdogan and Israel. In fact, Israeli intelligence sources have no doubt that Turkish intelligence chief, Hakan Fidan, is basically an Iranian agent. They’ve described Fidan to CIA officials as “the MOIS (Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security) station chief in Ankara.”

Nevertheless, the United States is still dealing with Fidan on sensitive matters, Ignatius reports. U.S. officials were so sorry to see ten good men die as a result of Erdogan’s treachery, but they didn’t protest to Turkish officials. Turkish-American relations continued warming last year, writes Ignatius, to the point that Erdogan was among Obama’s key confidants.

The practice of separating intelligence issues from policy issues is supposedly a long-standing U.S. approach. We keep our friends far and our enemies up close. It all makes sense when you think global.

Israeli intelligence had apparently run part of its Iranian spy network through Turkey, Ignatius speculates, saying Turkey has relatively easy movement back and forth across its border with Iran. The Turkish intelligence service, the Milli Istihbarat Teskilati, or MIT, was probably monitoring Israeli-Iranian covert meetings.

The Mossad is probably to blame here, say the Americans, who believe that after more than 50 years of cooperation with Turkey, the Mossad simply couldn’t imagine the Turks would “shop” Israeli agents to a hostile power. So, it turns out the Mossad can also be naïve.

If anyone deserves to find a special surprise in his car one morning, it’s Fidan, the Turkish spy chief. He is a key Erdogan man, who was handed him the MIT in 2010, after serving as a noncommissioned officer in the Turkish army and getting a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and a doctorate in Ankara. After Fidan took over the Turkish service, “he rattled Turkey’s allies by allegedly passing to Iran sensitive intelligence collected by the U.S. and Israel,” according to a profile in the Wall Street Journal. The WSJ also mentioned that Fidan was arming jihadist rebels in Syria.

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Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.

161 COMMENTS

  1. Obama will always reveal anything to the destruction of non-muslims. Israelis and Jews have to wake up there and here. Christians are waking up but Jews still want to play the friendly game with muslims here and there.

  2. Obama will always reveal anything to the destruction of non-muslims. Israelis and Jews have to wake up there and here. Christians are waking up but Jews still want to play the friendly game with muslims here and there.

  3. The comment below picture is : "Turkish spy chief Hakan Fidan is basically an Iranian agent." ahahaha very funny. He is not spy chief, he is chief of National Intelligence Organization. and the writer of this article is basically idiot. 🙂

  4. keep in mind that you are not promises, and still continues to bleed the land promised to you in the event who comes upon you very quickly. who tells you exactly what it will be in this for a second deviation from the Turks to olmayacaktır.ve armies. grandchildren, grandchildren görmesenizde you will certainly do it .

  5. şunu hiç bir zaman unutmayın size vaad edilmeyen topraklarda siz kan akıtmaya devam ettikçe ve yine vaad edilen kaçınılmaz sonun üzerinize hızla yaklaştığını bilin. ve bu hadise kuran ve sünnet ne söylerse harfien ve saniye saniye gerçekleşecektir bundan kimse kaçamaz. ve yine bu sizin sonunuz olan orduların içinde türklerde olacaktır bunu siz belki göremeyebilirsiniz ama bizim torunlarımız sizin torunlarınıza yaşatacaktır bunuda sizin ruhlarınız bizzat idrak edecektir….

  6. Who’s surprised? It’s the way Israel deals with its opponents anyway. Remember the way of killing ahmed yasin who was a disabled and 76 years old palestinian leader, on his way home just after getting out of the mosque his brain was blown up by an israeli rocket.

  7. Who's surprised? It's the way Israel deals with its opponents anyway. Remember the way of killing ahmed yasin who was a disabled and 76 years old palestinian leader, on his way home just after getting out of the mosque his brain was blown up by an israeli rocket.

  8. Shame on you Yori Yanover for allegedly inviting for murder! "If anyone deserves to find a special surprise in his car one morning, it’s Fidan, the Turkish spy chief" Too much action movies or what?

  9. arkadaşlar bizler bar bar değil Müslüman türkleriz bizlerin atalarının bir sözü vardır ısıracak köpek diş göstermez diye global dünyada herkes üstüne düşeni yapar hakan fidanda üstüne düşeni yapar ve sonuç ortada hazım problemi olan dünyalı arkadaş varsa soda içsin gazını alır hakan fidanı ve ülkemi hatda dünyayı seviyorum düşünüyorumda dünyaya yeniden hakim olmak çok güzelmiş sevgilerimle 😉

  10. peterjohnprincz couldn’t understand a word you’ve written other than employing a number of billion dollar words.  Just so I’ve got this straight, has Turkey not devolved into a Sharia State in the last 10 years?  Does Turkey not ally herself to Iran?  Did Israel not try to be allies with Turkey?  So what does this prove about Turkey as all through history from the inception of the Ottoman Empire Turks are the most barbaric killers, highly dishonest and with somewhat dubious sexual inclinations among some of the older generation.  How long will it be Turkey before you become fully Sharia run.  The one thing the EU has managed to get right is to prevent Turkey from joining the EU, the Turkish trojan horse you might say.  Turkey has always wanted a big foot in Europe.

  11. Your maturity level speaks for itself. How old are you, 8? Or are you an anti-Turkish troll trying to make all Turks look like juvenile idiots? If you are, then you’re doing a good job. Congratulations.

  12. Türk Ziyaretçiler Sevgili
    Web sitemizi ziyaret ettiğiniz için teşekkür ederiz.
    Türkiye bölgede önemli bir müttefik olması için kullanılır. Türkiye, İsrail için bir arkadaş olmak için kullanılır.
    İsrail Türkiye’nin turizm endüstrisi destekli.
    İsrail ile iyi bir ilişki olmalarından ileri gelmektedir – Türkiye kazanmıştır.
    Ne yazık ki, Başbakan Erdoğan, o senin gururlu ülke almıştır, o senin özgür ülke alınır ve bir düşük ve karanlık bir yere getirdi. Bu son olay bunun en son örneği olmak.
    Sitemizde ölüm tehditleri ayrılmadan önce, Erdoğan seçildi önce ülke ne kadar düşünmek. Türkiye’de İran bir uydu ülke olmak istiyor musunuz?
    Eğer olmak istiyorsanız, başka bir, üçüncü dünya, İslam devleti mi?
    İran’ın nükleer silah alır sonra – onlar bir imparatorluk inşa edilecektir. Ama yapılandırırlar imparatorluk bir Osmanlı imparatorluk olmayacaktır. Ve Türkiye bir yeni bir efendisi boyun eğen olacak
    Bunu bir düşün.

  13. You are going to be alone. Do you see? “The Day of Judgement will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews , when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Muslims, O Abdullah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. Only the Gharkad tree, (a certain kind of tree) would not do that because it is one of the trees of the Jews.”

  14. '' They say'' çüşşşş donkeys have to stop. Note that this concept yakışır.şunu you a lot of water under the bridge. Hakan Fidan, and Israel will come to the united states will be responsible for a small loss. In most people in this country is to put the bill in front of someone.

  15. For all radical Jews.
    Israel is surrounded by Muslim countries. They should be careful with your policy, then eventually all has no more patience. Then you can not even save your Moses gave you. Do not be so arrogant you are only 8 million radical Jews(Jaws). With haunt you will drowned there. CAUTION!!!

  16. For all radical Jews.
    Israel is surrounded by Muslim countries. They should be careful with your policy, then eventually all has no more patience. Then you can not even save your Moses gave you. Do not be so arrogant you are only 8 million radical Jews(Jaws). With haunt you will drowned there. CAUTION!!!

  17. "If anyone deserves to find a special surprise in his car one morning, it’s Fidan"

    ypu think u canscare us with that crap…one FİDAN goes thosands…millions..FİDAN comes after that .Jews have to thankful to TURK's because WE SAVED THE JEWS ASS FROM SPANİSH HOLY OFFİCE'S MASSACRE BİTCES YOU HAVE TO RESPECT US….AND YOU WİLL

  18. Ignatius stated that US officials assessed the incident as a problem of misplaced trust, rather than bad tradecraft. He cited one source describing the justification of US officials as saying that Mossad, after more than 50 years of cooperation with Turkey, never imagined that the Turks would “shop” Israeli agents to a hostile power. Here is how Israeli government works.If you or your country criticize Israeli government. Guess what will happen next. Israelis will use media to attack you or your country. Basically they will try to link you with some type organization such as terrorist group pro Nazi groups and they so many puppet in USA do that.

  19. Tarihte asla bizim kadar cesur adaletli namuslu şerefli bir ırk olamadığınız için köpek gibi her koldan saldırıyorsunuz bizde hep size cevaben şunu söyleriz ” Havlayan Köpek Isırmaz” ”İt ürür Kervan Yürür” siz şerefsizliğe devam edin kahpenin dölleri size son bir sözümüz daha var bizim atlarımız derlerdiki ” Ayı’ dan Post Gavur’ dan Dost Olmaz ”aslan dostunuz olmadık olmayacağızda bunu böyle bilin …

  20. @The Jewish Press I literally had to burn my brain to understand what you have written in Turkish, it is my first language by the way. If you really want to address to Turkish people, you may easily hire a professional linguist / journalist to help out with translations.. I am ready for interview.

  21. Tarihte asla bizim kadar cesur adaletli namuslu şerefli bir ırk olamadığınız için köpek gibi her koldan saldırıyorsunuz bizde hep size cevaben şunu söyleriz '' Havlayan Köpek Isırmaz'' ''İt ürür Kervan Yürür'' siz şerefsizliğe devam edin kahpenin dölleri size son bir sözümüz daha var bizim atlarımız derlerdiki '' Ayı' dan Post Gavur' dan Dost Olmaz ''aslan dostunuz olmadık olmayacağızda bunu böyle bilin …

  22. Yori Yanover resembles Nero who played violin while Rome was burning.. The best remedy for ignorance (that brings one’s downfall) is reading and knowledge. Perhaps you can start with these: Moise Franco, Essai sur l’histoire des Israelites des l’Empire Ottoman depuis les origines jusqu’a nos jours (Paris, 1897); Harry Ojalvo, Ottoman Sultans and their Jewish Subjects; Abraham Galanté, Histoire des Juifs d’Istanbul, depuis la prise de cette ville en 1453 par Fatih Mehmet II jusqu’a nos jours, vol. 1 (Istanbul, 1941).

  23. Yori Yanover resembles Nero who played violin while Rome was burning.. The best remedy for ignorance (that brings one's downfall) is reading and knowledge. Perhaps you can start with these: Moise Franco, Essai sur l’histoire des Israelites des l’Empire Ottoman depuis les origines jusqu’a nos jours (Paris, 1897); Harry Ojalvo, Ottoman Sultans and their Jewish Subjects; Abraham Galanté, Histoire des Juifs d'Istanbul, depuis la prise de cette ville en 1453 par Fatih Mehmet II jusqu’a nos jours, vol. 1 (Istanbul, 1941).

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