MIT Undersecretary Hakan Fidan meets Turkmen Front officials in Hewler

It has been reported that Turkish intelligence agency MIT Undersecretary Hakan Fidan met with Turkmen Front officials in the city of Hewler in South Kurdistan.

MIT Undersecretary Hakan Fidan was said to have visited the Iraqi Turkmen Front (ITC) Hewlêr provincial presidency on Tuesday, 4 October.

ITF President Hasan Turan shared photos of this meeting on his official Facebook account and wrote:“ITF President Hasan Turan, together with the members of the ITF Political Bureau, welcomed the Undersecretary of the Republic of Turkey, Mr. Hakan Fidan, at the provincial presidency of ITF Erbil.”

MIT Undersecretary Hakan Fidan has been having intense contacts in Iraq for a while, as was even acknowledged by senior Iraqi officials.

Apparently, there is no need to make any public statements about what was discussed, what was the subject of negotiation or what was agreed during the meetings.

Fidan visited Baghdad on 11 September and held many secret and public meetings with the authorities, especially with Iraqi President Barhem Salih, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazimi and Sunni leader Hamis Hançer.

It is no longer a secret that the Turkmen Front, which is a racist formation, is trained and armed by the Turkish state.

Former President of the Turkmen Front, known for his hatred of Kurds, racist Ersed Salihi, claimed that they would take control of Kirkuk after the clashes in Iraq at the end of August.