Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 27
By Orkhan Guluzade - Trend:
The budget of the National Intelligence Service (MIT) of Turkey for 2016 has been increased by 47 percent, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey Lutfi Elvan said, the Turkish Hurriyet newspaper reported Jan. 27.
The deputy prime minister said that the budget of the MIT in 2016 will make 1.6 billion Turkish liras (TRY).
The official rate of the Central Bank of Turkey as of Jan. 27 is 3.2738 TRY/USD.
Elvan also said that currently, a new building is being built for the MIT.
The MIT was founded in 1965 on the basis of the National Security Service of Turkey (Millî Emniyet Hizmeti Riyâseti) formed in 1926.
Currently, the head of the National Intelligence Service of Turkey is Hakan Fidan.