Turkey had U.S. bases with missiles. Russia located to the North; China, Iran, Iraq to the East. Israel and Syria to the south. Ankara and Istanbul were ground zero for CIA and KGB relations. The CIA and KGB did not always fight. Plus if you worked for the KGB, where would you want to be located Istanbul or Moscow? Every tourist I have ever interviewed that has traveled to Istanbul tells me how much they loved the Roman City of Constantine. The theory remains, “Be close to your friends, but be even closer to the enemies.” Spies networked. Spies were only promoted based on the results they obtained. Special agents traded secrets. They were awarded if their information improved their chances for promotion. Agents traded favors. The Intelligence agencies are problem solving centers. Humans work in spy agencies. Humans make mistakes. Humans can be manipulated.


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