Intelligence Chief Fidan Resigns To Run For Parliament

b_23102013h8gfgkmrocm_z8u1Turkey’s Head of National Intelligence Organization (MIT), Hakan Fidan, has decided to resign from his position on Friday in order to run for a parliament seat in general elections on June 7

According to the presidential sources, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has accepted the resignation of Fidan on Friday. The resignation will be effective after Feb. 10, which is the deadline for public servants to submit their resignations to be able to run for parliamentary.

Fidan was appointed as the chief of MIT by then Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in May 2010.

Before his MIT appointment, Fidan worked in Erdoğan’s office as a deputy undersecretary. He is also known to have worked closely with current Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu.