The above is the command structure of Counter-Guerrilla (stinet.dtic.mil... ).
In the 1960s, Counter-Guerrilla developed the National Movement Party, which formed the core of the future groups of the various ultra-nationalist militant organizations. Throughout the 1970s, Counter-Guerrilla engaged in horrific acts:
After the 1971 Turkish military coup, the counter-guerrilla engaged in domestic terror, killing hundreds. Journalist Uğur Mumcu (assassinated in 1993) later wrote that he had been tortured after the coup by people who identified themselves as "counter-guerrillas"
In 1977, Counter-Guerrilla was involved in the Takism Square Massacre, which on May 1st of the that year, snipers opened fire on a trade union rally. 38 people were killed in the hail of bullets. One person present at this massacre was CIA “asset” and ex-Mossad agent Hiram Abas. The building from which the shots were fired belonged to the ITT Corporation, which was connected to the CIA and funded the 1973 coup against Salvador Allende in Chile.
Hiram Abas had been trained in the US in covert action operations and as an MIT agent first gained notoriety in Beirut, where he co-operated with the Mossad from 1968 to 1971 and carried out attacks, "targeting left-wing youths in the Palestinian camps and receiving bounty for the results he achieved in actions". With MIT agent Mehmet Eymür, later promoted to direct the MIT's department for counter-espionage, Abas also participated in the Kizildere massacre of March 30, 1972, when they killed seven left-wing militants.
The Grey Wolves
The CIA also used Counter-Guerrilla member Ruzi Nazar, who was a former Nazi, to train the “Grey Wolves”, which was the youth wing of the Nationalist Movement Party. According to Daniele Gaser, the founder of the Grey Wolves, Alparslan Türkeş, was a high ranking official in Counter-Guerrilla.
Numerous sources show that the MHP and the Grey Wolves had ties to the Turkish mafia, to the Turkish intelligence services as well as to the CIA and other intelligence agencies. Former military public attorney and member of the Turkish Supreme Court Emin Değer has established that the Grey Wolves collaborated with the counter-insurgency governmental forces, as well as the close ties between these state security forces and the CIA. Indeed, Martin A. Lee also wrote that the para-military wing of the Grey Wolves were covertly supported by the CIA, which worked with the Gladio network, while a December 5, 1990 article by the Swiss Neue Zürcher Zeitung stated that the Counter-Guerrilla had their headquarters in the building of the US DIA military secret service. Le Monde diplomatique wrote that "the CIA used proponents of the Greater Turkey to stir up anti-sovietic passions at the heart of Turkish Muslim minorities in the Soviet Union". Thus, in 1992, colonel Türkes went to newly-independent Azerbaijan, where he was acclaimed as a hero. He supported Grey Wolves sympathiser Abülfaz Elçibay's candidacy to the presidency. Once elected, Elçibay chose as ministry of Interior İsgandar Hamidov, a member of the Grey Wolves who plead for the creation of a Greater Turkey which would include northern Iran and extend itself to Siberia, India and China. Hamidov resigned in April 1993 after having threatened Armenia with a nuclear strike.
By 1980, there were 1,700 Grey Wolves organizations, conducting assassinations of left-wing promoters across Turkey. One of the major members of the Grey Wolves was the above-mentioned Abdullah Çatlı, as well as Mehmet Ali Ağca. In January of 1979, Catl and Agca worked together in the murder of left wing journalist, Abdi İpekçi.
[edit on 21-11-2008 by Someone336]