Şenkal Atasagun

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Şenkal Atasagun
Chief of the National Intelligence Organization of Turkey
In office
11 February 1998 – 11 June 2005
Preceded by Sönmez Köksal
Succeeded by Emre Taner
Personal details
Born 1941 (age 76–77)
Nationality Turkish
Alma mater Grenoble University
Occupation Civil servant (intelligence)

Şenkal Atasagun (born 1941, Kars[1]) is a former Turkish civil servant. He was head of the National Intelligence Organization (Turkish: Milli İstihbarat Teşkilatı, MİT) from 1998 to 2005.

Atasagun joined MIT in 1967 after graduating from Galatasaray High School and Grenoble University. During his career he served in Brussels and London as well as Istanbul and Ankara, before being appointed head of MIT in 1998.[2]