Prosecutor launches probe into secret tape of PKK-government meeting
The Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's Office on Thursday launched an investigation into a recently published voice recording that allegedly reveals secret talks between representatives of the Turkish government and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Oslo.
The meeting, which was allegedly recorded, is believed to be the fifth in a series of secret talks between Turkish intelligence officials and PKK representatives. As identified by his voice, Hakan Fidan, the undersecretary of the National Intelligence Organization (MİT), attended the fifth session for the first time as a representative of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. He was serving as deputy-undersecretary at the Prime Ministry at the time the meeting was believed to have taken place. Afet Güneş, deputy-undersecretary of the MİT, represented the Turkish intelligence organization.