The British authorities has appointed its former Ambassador to Turkey Richard Moore as the brand new chief of the Secret Intelligence Service, or MI6.
Moore’s appointment makes MI6 the third intel company – after the CIA and France’s DGSE – at the moment led by individuals who have served in Turkey and are fluent in Turkish.
He succeeds Alex Younger, who was a profession intelligence officer and have become Britain’s high spy in 2014.
Moore, a fluent Turkish speaker, has served as the political director for the Foreign Office, deputy nationwide safety adviser and ambassador to Ankara from 2014 to 2017.
In the U.S., President Donald Trump appointed Gina Haspel as CIA director, who speaks Turkish and several other different languages. She reportedly realized Turkish in 2000 whereas working as a deputy station chief in Ankara.
In France, Bernard Émié, chief of the French safety company DGSE, additionally speaks Turkish since he served as the French Ambassador to Turkey from 2007 to 2011.