Turkey dismisses 87 intelligence agency personnel over Gulen movement links

05:07 PM | 27 Sep, 2016
Turkey dismisses 87 intelligence agency personnel over Gulen movement links
ANKARA - Turkey’s premier spy agency - the National Intelligence Organization (MIT) - has dismissed 87 personnel for suspected links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), state media reported on Tuesday.

Out of 87 MIT personnel dismissed, 52 will face criminal complaints, the Anadolu Agency said while quoting an intelligence source who spoke on the condition of anynomity.

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A total of 141 MIT personnel had been suspended following the failed coup attempt of July 15 and investigations on 100 of them have now been completed, Anadolu said.


The dismissed MIT personnel will not be allowed to work in any other state organization.

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The decision was made under a statutory decree issued in July during the current three-month state of emergency in Turkey.

The mastermind behind Turkey's failed coup had deep links with Israel

Ankara blames US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen for organizing the deadly July 15 coup attempt. At least 241 people were martyred in the coup attempt, which the government has said was organised by followers of Gulen, the head of FETO.


Gulen is accused of leading a long-running campaign to overthrow the Turkish government through the infiltration of state institutions, particularly the military, police and judiciary, forming what is commonly known as the parallel state.

The writer is a member of the staff.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 22 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300.2 for buying and 303.2 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.6 for buying, and 354.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300.2 303.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.6 354.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.2 76.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.45 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181.15 183.15
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.15 209.15
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.1 209.1
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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