High inspector in Turkey’s Air Pressure profiled as womanizer, suspected of leaking army secrets and techniques

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Confidential Normal Employees paperwork obtained by Nordic Monitor have revealed {that a} senior army officer in control of inspection and evaluation of Turkey’s Air Pressure models was a womanizer who was linked to an organized crime community and suspected of leaking categorised supplies.

In line with the confidential private case file maintained at Normal Employees headquarters, Yaşar Kadıoğlu, the pinnacle of the Air Pressure Analysis and Inspection Directorate (Hava Kuvvetleri Değerlendirme ve Denetleme Başkanlığı , or DEDENT), was flagged as a goal susceptible to blackmail due to a sequence of extramarital affairs together with one with a prostitute.

He had repeatedly violated rules in his dealing with of categorised paperwork within the Air Pressure models he had labored with, saved secret information in his private pocket book and was suspected of leaking confidential paperwork in trade for sexual favors.

Kadıoğlu’s hyperlinks to an organized crime gang that concerned a prostitution ring set as much as receive categorised supplies from army officers and authorities bureaucrats had been first made public when prosecutors in Izmir indicted a number of suspects in 2011. The cache of paperwork seized from the suspects incriminated dozens of civilian and army personnel for leaking delicate data together with categorised NATO paperwork to the gang.

Secret Turkish Normal Employees paperwork on the allegations in opposition to Yaşar Kadıoğlu that led to his ouster from the Air Pressure:


Investigators found Kadıoğlu’s identify within the paperwork discovered on a 120 GB Fujitsu laborious drive seized from the house of Narin Korkmaz, an escort and prime suspect within the case who was indicted on a number of expenses. The identical paperwork had been additionally discovered on a flash drive seized from Bilgin Özkaynak, the chief of the prison community. The investigators’ evaluation was that the knowledge collected by the operatives ultimately ended up within the palms of the group’s chief.


Yaşar Kadıoğlu

In line with the indictment, the gang obtained intimate movies of Kadıoğlu with a lady named Nesiy Emine Yeşil in an extramarital affair and deliberate to make use of these movies to blackmail Kadıoğlu within the occasion he refused to cooperate. His ardour for pictures, which included taking images of fighter jets in restricted areas — elevating pink flags within the Air Pressure and resulting in warnings from his superiors — was talked about as an asset in his profile for acquiring images from the Air Pressure that will in any other case be not possible.

The Normal Employees paperwork, dated Might 9, 2013, additionally listed violations allegedly dedicated by Kadıoğlu, who was taking images and recording movies of jets loaded with domestically developed missiles and ammunition. His obsession with taking images of jets, at occasions going below plane in strictly managed areas earlier than takeoff, put plane security in danger and was reported to base commanders.

The repeated violations led to warnings; but he continued taking images and movies for his private use. The notes in his file say he was obsessed along with his hair and at all times wore a wig.


Yaşar Kadıoğlu briefly labored for Pegasus Airways after he was pressured to go away the Air Pressure in 2015.

The Normal Employees didn’t promote Kadıoğlu, on the time having the rank of colonel, in August 2015 after the fallout from the indictment and ensuing trial that had uncovered his private life and that offered a battle of curiosity along with his skilled duties. He left the Air Pressure and shortly after took a job within the non-public sector with the low-cost Pegasus Airline.

The mass purge of Air Pressure generals and a whole lot of fight pilots from the army after a false flag failed coup try in July 2016 offered a possibility for his comeback. Going through a extreme scarcity within the senior command particularly in coaching models, the federal government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan allowed his return to service together with others who had been dismissed from the army resulting from their prison data.

Whereas he was out of the Air Pressure, Kadıoğlu had allegedly labored with Erdoğan’s ruling Justice and Growth Social gathering (AKP) in figuring out pro-NATO officers who had been focused for a purge as a part of the Islamist authorities’s venture to remodel the Turkish army.

Excerpts from the indictment reveal Kadıoğlu’s hyperlinks to a prison gang:


Kadıoğlu was inducted again into the Air power in November 2016 and the next 12 months was promoted to the rank of brigadier basic and assigned as base commander on the Çiğli 2nd Primary Jet Base in Izmir. The bottom is mainly a coaching facility for army pilots. In 2020 he was promoted to main basic.

Kadıoğlu’s return to the Air Pressure raises critical questions concerning the safety vulnerability of NATO’s second largest military by way of manpower. The gang he was related to is thought to have focused US and NATO officers deployed at bases in Istanbul and Izmir, based on the indictment.

The operation to spy on international army officers was run by former Col. Coşkun Başbuğ, who labored in army intelligence. Başbuğ was indicted for amassing intelligence on behalf of the prison community by utilizing honey entice schemes through which girls had been directed to have intercourse with targets to be able to extract data and procure secret paperwork.

As we speak as commander of DEDENT, Kadıoğlu, who was pink flagged by the Normal Employees in 2013 over his conduct and authorized troubles, has entry to all Air Pressure models and bases in Turkey and reviews on to the commander of the Air Pressure. As Turkey is a member of the NATO army alliance, he’s additionally aware about categorised NATO supplies.


Yaşar Kadıoğlu has lively Instagram account below @fly_kadi. He posted this image on the account in July 2021.

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