It is known that Hakan Fidan, director of Turkish intelligence (Millî İstihbarat Teşkilatı, MİT), has played a very active role in the decision-making processes of Turkish foreign policy.
For example, it is rumored that Hakan Fidan, the MIT director, visited Israel in November or October 2020 and held covert talks as part of his intelligence diplomacy.
He met with Hakan Fidan, head of Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization and then attended a meeting with President Erdogan.
On February 7, 2012, during the early hours of the day, a news flash: Istanbul's Specially Authorized Prosecutor Sadrettin Sarıkaya who was conducting an investigation into the PKK-linked KCK organization, requested MIT Undersecretary Hakan Fidan to come to the courthouse on Thursday.
When the group failed to intervene in the AK Party, it planned to topple Erdoğan during his term as prime minister by sabotaging the government's Syria policy through wiretapping Erdoğan's meetings at his Dolmabahçe office with former Syrian National Coalition for Opposition and Revolutionary Forces (SNCORF) President Ahmad Moaz al-Khatib and Hakan Fidan, the chief of National Intelligence Service (MIT).
Its first clear attempt to consolidate its power was signaled in its endeavor to arrest Hakan Fidan, head of the Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MIT).