|Former Chief of the National Intelligence Organization of Turkey|
June 15, 2005 – June 4, 2010
|Prime Minister||Recep Tayyip Erdoğan|
|Preceded by||Şenkal Atasagun|
|Succeeded by||Hakan Fidan|
|Born||1942 (age 78–79)|
Lice, Diyarbakır Province
|Alma mater||Ankara University|
|Occupation||Civil servant (intelligence)|
Emre Taner (born 1942) is a Turkish civil servant born in Lice, Diyarbakır Province and was until May 2010 the undersecretary (i.e. chief) of the governmental intelligence agency of Turkey, the National Intelligence Organization (Template:Lang-tr, MİT). He is known for rejuvenating the organization, and encouraging the government to adopt a more active stance with regard to foreign policy.
Career[edit | edit source]
After graduating from the School of Political Science at Ankara University, he entered the intelligence agency and served almost in all the sections of the organization. Between 1984 and 1986, Emre Taner was the chief of Istanbul region bureau. In 1987, he became the head of intelligence department, and was appointed Deputy Undersecretary of MİT in 1992. From 1994 on, Emre Taner served in foreign countries until his appointment to Deputy Undersecretary for Operations on April 7, 1999. Emre Taner succeeded Şenkal Atasagun, who retired on June 15, 2005 from his post before his term of office. On May 26, 2010, Taner passed the post on to his successor Hakan Fidan.
Personal life[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Emre Taner". National Intelligence Organization. 2008-12-17. http://www.mit.gov.tr/english/must-biyog.html. Retrieved 2008-12-17. [dead link]
- Sariibrahimoglu, Lale (2008-12-07). "Turkey needs an intelligence coordination mechanism, says Güven". Sunday's Zaman. http://www.sundayszaman.com/sunday/detaylar.do?load=detay&link=160856. Retrieved 2008-12-17.
|Chief of the MİT
June 15, 2005–June 4, 2010