Title: Turkish Energy Company Development
Release Date: 2014-08-31
Document Date: 2009-01-01
Description: This internal GCHQ document from early 2009 describes ongoing operations to surveil the Turkish energy industry and its corresponding government department: see the Intercept article How the NSA Helped Turkey Kill Kurdish Rebels, 31 August 2014.
Document: TOP SECRET STRAP 1 COMINT
MHS/GCHQ Projects - (TS//S1) Turkey Enerçy Company Development
■ Requirement - The Enet^gy Security Team within GCHQ's OPJ-TSJ require any indication of
where the traffic for the following companies is going and ideas for improving access and
collection. They are especially interested in MENR and the balance of power they have established.
* Key organisations: Ministty of Enet^gy and Natural Resources (MENR), Deputy Directorate for
Enei^gy, Water and the Environment (MEA), BOTAS (TUrkîsJi Energy Company), TPAO (TUrkish
Petroleum Corporation), Calik Enerji.
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■ Start Date - 29 Oct OS
■ Estimated End Date - 2 Mar 09
■ Project Status - Assigned
■ Project Notes
■ 29 Oct OS - Analysts assigned
■ 29 Oct OS - Analysts to tai^get company buildings, identify satellite comms and other technologies
being used. Links from comms to be surveyed by NMDC and results in Roadbed analysed.
■ 07 Jan 09 - Following attempts to acquire imageiy from MHS sources for MENR, BOTAS and
TPAO buildings in Ankara, requested TOPI submit a task through JAR1C for building rooftop