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Turkey to 'split spy service' after coup

Turkey's domestic intelligence will largely be handled by the police and the gendarmerie in a shake-up of the country's security serviceTurkey is planning to split its spy service into separate units for foreign and domestic intelligence after the organisation was vehemently criticised for shortcomings over the failed coup, a report said Tuesday. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been scathing about the failure of the National Intelligence Service (MIT) to warn him in a timely manner about the coup, complaining he found out when his brother-in-law called up. Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus on Monday said a restructuring of Turkey’s intelligence operations was “on the agenda” after the coup, just as with the military.

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