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Behind-the-scenes battle in Tripoli for top intelligence job

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavusoglu was on a trip to Tripoli on 17 June, along with the head of the Turkish intelligence agency MIT, Hakan Fidan, as Ankara seeks to weigh in on the overhaul of Libyan intelligence.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavusoglu was on a trip to Tripoli on 17 June, along with the head of the Turkish intelligence agency MIT, Hakan Fidan, as Ankara seeks to weigh in on the overhaul of Libyan intelligence. © Turkish Foreign Ministry/Handout via Reuters
The coveted post of Tripoli intelligence chief is giving rise to a power struggle within the government as Turkey considers a major overhaul of the intelligence services. [...] (826 words)
Issue dated 02/07/2020 Reading time 4 minutes
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