Former MIT Head Hakan Fidan, who was appointed as the Minister of Foreign Affairs to the new Cabinet by President Erdoğan, had a wide impact in the German press.
NEW MINISTER FIDAN IN THE GERMAN PRESS
While the German press, which closely followed Turkey during the election period, focused on Minister Fidan’s new Turkish foreign policy, a striking analysis came from the media organization RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland (RND).
“NO ONE KNOWS SO MUCH SECRETS”
Heading “The man who knows everything: Hakan Fidan is Turkey’s new foreign minister”, RND said, “After 13 years at the head of MIT, almost no one knows as many secrets as Fidan. This makes him one of the most powerful men in Turkey.”
MIT’S SUCCESSFUL OPERATIONS EMPHASED
Saying, “Everyone in Turkey knows Fidan’s name, but the public knows very little about him,” the German news website drew attention to the successful operations carried out by MIT under the leadership of Fidan.
“Foreign Policy Is Not A New Field For Sapling”
RND, who wrote that the MIT brought more than a hundred FETO fugitives from abroad to Turkey, stated that foreign policy is not a new field for Fidan and made the following assessment; “Foreign policy is not a new field for Fidan. On the contrary, it has been involved in all important foreign policy decisions in the background for years in many roles. As Erdogan’s ‘shadow foreign minister’, he prepared secret talks for Turkey’s rapprochement with Israel and Egypt, Ukraine He maintained close contacts with Kiev and Moscow to mediate in the conflict.”
“EVEN IF HE IS THE HEAD OF THE SECRET SERVICE…”
Pointing out that Fidan has good international connections, RBD said, “Fidan accompanied Erdoğan and former Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on many important trips such as Washington and Moscow. Despite being the head of the secret service, Fidan did not only display diplomatic skills.” Emphasizing that he is a strategic thinker, RND said, “He will need both qualities in his new position.”