meanwhile during the 80's back in south east turkey...
...As for Washington's role, Pentagon would not tell me whether it was still providing funds or other aid to the Special Warfare Department; in fact, it wouldn't answer any questions about it. I was told by officials variously that they knew nothing about it, that it had happened too long ago for there to be any records available, or that what I described was a CIA operation for which they could provide no information. One Pentagon historian, said, "Oh, you mean the 'stay behind' organization. That's classified."
Lucy Komisar, a New York journalist who writes about foreign affairs, is doing research about Turkey for a book on U.S. foreign policy and human rights.