Intelligence head Fidan visits Azerbaijan
National Intelligence Agency (MIT) head Hakan Fidan yesterday arrived in Baku for an official visit at the invitation of Azeri National Security Minister Gen. Eldar Mahmudov. Before meeting with Mahmudov, Fidan first visited the mausoleum of late Azeri President Heydar Aliyev, and later was received by current President Ilham Aliyev. Fidan conveyed messages from President Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Aliyev, and they were well-received. Stressing that Turkish-Azeri ties are based on the principles of friendship and brotherhood, Aliyev reportedly told Fidan that security cooperation between the two countries is rapidly growing.