FORMER MIT OFFICER, INTELLIGENCE SPECIALIST BURAK DARICILI EXPLAINS HOW MIT BRIBES AFRICAN “FAILED STATES” AND ABDUCTS PEOPLE
17 May 2022
Ali Burak Daricili, a former MIT case officer, admitted that MIT bribed African ‘local collaborators’ to abduct people out of African and Central Asian countries “as they are failed states”: But you can’t do that in Germany. If you are exposed while carrying out such covert activity, you will have a great problem in the eyes of international law.
In an interview hosted at YouTube channel Bizim TV by Burcu Ugur and Saban Sevinc on 15 May, former MIT official Burak Daricili made statements pointing out to the international enforced disappearance cases that Turkish National Intelligence Agency MIT has organized. Later, the whole interview was removed from the channel.
Further on May 20, Daricili tweeted confirming and supporting his statements:
“I waited for things to calm down a bit. But let me make a comment; My statement here applies to all intelligence services. Anyone can do such operations in the institution (MIT). These are very successful operations. No one here can belittle the institution (MIT).”
Below is parts of the shocking conversation between the moderators and Burak Daricili:
- “I worked at MIT as a case officer for 15 years in and out of Turkey including FETO branches.”
- “We are the new generation of MIT personnel, those joined after 2000, those who are better educated, who speak foreign languages etc. Proudly, there is not a single FETO waste in our generation.”
- “I would like to be known with my academic profile, and I am not an MIT agent, I was a case officer, and now I work as an academic.”
- “It seems you have not yet removed the “Former MIT worker” from the title of the video, I’d rather have it removed.”
[Moderator apologizes and promises to remove it, but as of 17/05/2022, the title remained the same as seen in the image above.]
- “The critical point here is the basic problem of the Turkish Intelligence, which is lack of check mechanisms, lack of democratic check, lack of parliamentary check systems on the intelligence. This was a problem a decade ago as well as two decades ago, three decades ago and so on… and even now is a problem today.”
14:00 [Disconnected due to technical sound problems]
- Regarding a live comment from a viewer and a question by the moderator: “How come SADAT can declare itself a private intelligence agency, and in the meantime, operate and make declarations against the constitution of the Republic of Turkey…? Why don’t prosecutors start an investigation?”
Daricili: “Yes, true. This is a general problem with the judicial system and justice in Turkey. There are many problems with judiciary in Turkey.”
[disconnected again due to technical failure]
- Journalist Saban Sevinc: “Previously, MIT was not authorized to run secret operations abroad. AKP passed the law to allow this. AKP made amendments in the law that would allow MIT to hold operations abroad, and for me, that was right. The intelligence organisations of other serious states could already do such international operations. And our MIT, in that sense, have brought many FETOists from other countries, not big or important countries, though; many FETOists are still roaming freely in Europe and USA, in Germany, Denmark, Sweden. They could not catch and bring a FETO member from these countries. But they could bring some from African countries. But Turkey is a big state, and we would expect that MIT, if as big and strong as Turkey itself, would pack and bring one day wherever these terrorist FETOists are. Just like they brought Abdullah Ocalan in 90s. They do not, cannot do this.
Saban Sevinc: “Why can MIT not pack and bring FETO members from Europe or America?”
Daricili: “It is not much possible to run such operations in these countries due to political conjuncture today.”
Saban Sevinc: “But you are bringing them from Africa..?”
Daricili: “Because those are failed states. They do not have a powerful state structure. You can get it done by bribing them. But doing this in Germany is not possible. In Africa, local collaborators are being used. In Germany, you cannot. And if you are caught running such an operation there, you would be criminalized before the international law as this means interfering with a state’s domestic affairs.”
Saban Sevinc: “But by bribing, even I can bring these people, why need MIT? I would pay enough bribe to Ghana’s interior ministry, and get them.”
Daricili: “Do not underestimate. Knowing whom to bribe is also crucial! Yes, you are right. I agree with you. If a FETO member is in the USA, then that is the high ranking FETO member. A FETO member in Africa or Central Africa is not hierarchically at a high position anyway.”
[Daricili disconnects, and starts talking about another topic]
[With ongoing sound and connection issues Daricili leaves the program promising that they would make another one later.]
It is noteworthy that on the very same day this interview was published, President Erdogan threatened Finland and Sweden that Turkey would not support their NATO membership as they host many “terrorists” in their countries.
On May 16, Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu also made a public statement on TRT News (state owned news agency), and said: “Finland and Sweden did not extradite 33 terrorists that we officially requested from them. Supporting terrorism is against the spirit of (NATO) alliance.”
The statements of Daricili was also published on KRONOS NEWS as below:
Ali Burak Daricili, a former MIT employee, admitted that MIT bribed to abduct people associated with the Gülen community out of African and Central Asian countries: But you can’t do that in Germany. If you are exposed while carrying out such covert activity, you will have a great problem in the eyes of international law.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ali Burak Darıcılı, a former employee of the National Intelligence Organization (MIT), explained  that bribe money was used and local collaborators were used while abducting people associated with the Gülen community from African and Central Asian countries. “Because those countries are “failed states”, that is, they do not have a very strong state structure. You handle it with bribes and so on. But you can’t do that in Germany. If you are exposed while carrying out such covert activity, you will have a great problem in the eyes of international law. This would mean interference in the internal affairs of the country concerned,” he said.
‘BUT DON’T UNDERESTIMATE, IT’S ALSO VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHO YOU’RE GOING TO BRIBE’
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ali Burak Darıcılı, a former MIT member and lecturer at the Department of International Relations at Bursa Technical University, who answered questions from journalists Şaban Sevinç and Burcu Uğur on the YouTube channel Bizim TV, made striking confessions. When MIT said that bribes were given while kidnapping people from African and Central Asian countries, Şaban Sevinç said, “But Mr. Burak, I can bring them by bribing, so there is no need for MIT… I will go to Ghana, I will give the necessary bribe to the Interior Ministry in Ghana, I will take them and I will come back,” he said. “But don’t underestimate it that much, it’s also important to know who to bribe. It’s also important to keep it up.”
FROM ŞABAN SEVİNÇ TO THE FORMER MIT: NOW I WILL THROW A PASS AT YOU
Journalist Şaban Sevinç said, “I really like the National Intelligence Organization, I know its importance when I say I like it. It is one of the most important institutions of our country, and the people who work there are also respected people, that is… ” and “Now I’m going to pass to you.”
“Our National Intelligence Agency brings many ‘FETO’ members, not from such important countries, that is, FETO members from Europe, America, Germany, Denmark, I don’t know, Sweden, the United States. The ‘FETO’ members were freely running around, they couldn’t catch and bring a ‘FETO’ member from there. But what did they do, they brought some FETO members from African countries. But we expect that Turkey is a great state, if our National Intelligence Organization is as strong as ours, which is a large, strong structure… We expect that where is the terrorist from the National Intelligence Organization, where is the FETO member, for example Zekeriya Öz, where is Zekeriya Öz, I don’t know where he is in Germany… I don’t know as a citizen, but in Germany we know that it is open knowledge… I expect that as a citizen, the National Intelligence Organization has gone, packed Zekeriya Öz and brought him from Germany, for example, to Ankara, the plane landed at Esenboğa Airport. Just like what they brought Abdullah Öcalan from Africa and Kenya in ’99. They don’t do that, they can’t do it… “FETÖ members are freely roaming around in Europe and America, why can’t they pack one of them and bring it back?”
Darıcılı replied, “Because it is not possible to carry out such activities abroad due to the conjuncture, it is not very much possible.”
To Sevinç’s question, “But do you bring them from Africa?”, the former MIT member said that illegal people were kidnapped in African and Central Asian countries by finding local collaborators and bribing them.
WHO IS ALI BURAK DARICILI?
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Burak Darıcılı, who left the institution after working for MIT for 15 years and was employed in the Department of International Relations at Bursa Technical University, says he does not want to be called a “former intelligence officer and MIT member.”
Darıcılı works at Bursa Technical University (BTU), where Orhangazi University, which was closed as part of investigations into the Gülen community, was transferred.
Orhangazi University, which was founded in Bursa in 2011 by the Uludağ Culture and Education Foundation, was appointed as a trustee in June 2016. After July 15, the university was closed by decree and its buildings were transferred to the National Real Estate. On the other hand, Milli Emlak allocated this university, which has a modern architectural structure, to Bursa Technical University, which does not have a building and is looking for a campus.