Turkish Journal of International Relations

Turkish Journal of International Relations

Volume 2, Number 1, Spring 2003


Iraqi Intelligence Operations and Objectives in Turkey
By Ibrahim Al-Marashi



It is important now to have a full understanding of the type, nature and breadth of the Iraqi regime's security organizations given that if Turkey were to serve as a base for an US plan to overthrow Saddam’s regime, the Iraqi agencies’ activities in its neighbor to the north will most likely be activated. The purpose of the following paper is two-fold: 1) to examine the activities of these agencies in Turkey in the past 2) to examine the structure of these agencies and how they would respond to possible Turkish involvement in a US regime-change operation.

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