Sat Oct 1, 2011

The United States, in an unannounced meeting between Washington and Ankara officials, has reportedly agreed to train Turkey’s intelligence forces.

The deal was made when Director of the US National Intelligence Agency James Clapper traveled to Turkey on September 18, and met with Chief of Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization Hakan Fidan.

In his talks with other Turkish top officials, Clapper also discussed a planned deployment of a US radar system as part of a NATO-backed missile defense system in the eastern Turkish province of Malatya.

Turkey announced earlier in September that it has agreed on the deployment of the X-Band radar on its territory.

Political observers say the White House is trying to boost its influence on Turkey.

Source: PressTV.