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The Spy Who Raised Me Podcast - Ankara, Turkey - 1989-91

Ankara, Turkey - 1989-91

The Spy Who Raised Me Podcast

In this episode, Jane asks her Dad, Iain about his time in Ankara working for GCHQ. His post was senior, he was responsible for staff at the British Embassy in Ankara, and also 100 staff at the Black Sea site at Sinop.
The posting was at a pivotal time for the Middle East, just ahead of the first Gulf War. Arguably, the start of the current wave of unrest in the region. A key responsibility for Iain was regular liaison with the General of the Turkish Army.
There’s a lengthy delay between this and our last podcast... due to technology and the lack of support for Dad to fathom Zoom during the pandemic. But we’re back now...

06/08/21 • 65 min

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The Spy Who Raised Me Podcast - Ankara, Turkey - 1989-91

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Welcome to the spy who raised me podcast conversations between a daughter and her father. Yes, you've guessed it was a spy.

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Hi, I'm Jane Craigie, and I'm here with my dad in Craigie. And he spent his career as a spy. So it created much hilarity in the family and amongst our friends. And what we're going to talk about today is his time, his second posting in Turkey, when he was based in Ankara, bet

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