Turkish PM denies rift with Erdogan over spy chief's return

March 10, 2015 3:53 PM

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Turkish PM denies rift with Erdogan over spy chief's return

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's prime minister denied a rift with President Tayyip Erdogan over the fate of the country's intelligence chief on Tuesday after the top spy was hastily restored to the job he had quit to stand in June elections.

Opposition parties said Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's reappointment of Hakan Fidan late on Monday as head of the MIT intelligence agency was a result of pressure from Erdogan, who had opposed his decision to run for a parliamentary seat.

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