Head of Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MIT), Hakan Fidan, has decided to resign from his position on Feb.6 in order to run for a parliament seat in general elections on June 7, Dailysabah reported.
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.