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Test Your Knowledge of the Sibel Edmonds Case
1. Sibel Edmonds was hired as a contract linguist for the FBI:

A. One year before September 11, 2001
B. One Month before September 11, 2001
C. On September 11, 2001
D. 9 days after September 11, 2001

2. Which of the following languages did Edmonds NOT translate for the FBI?

A. Arabic
B. Turkish
C. Farsi
D. Azerbaijani

3. After being on the job less than 6 months, Ms. Edmonds blew the whistle to the U.S. Congress because:

A. Her supervisor deleted translations from her computer
B. She accused a co-worker of espionage
C. Pre-9/11 translated wiretaps showed corruption of U.S. officials by foreign nationals
D. All of the Above

4. Edmonds accused her co-worker, Melek Can Dickerson*, of purposely mistranslating wiretap conversations. According to CBS 60 Minutes, approximately how many pre-9/11 recordings appear to have been mistranslated?

1 to 2
2 to 5
6 to 10
17 to 18

5. Some of the wiretaps mistranslated by Melek Can Dickerson dated back to:

A. 2 weeks before 9/11
B. 3 months before 9/11
C. Early 2000
D. 1997

6. The wiretaps mistranslated by Dickerson appear to have been mostly of individuals working at:

Embassy of Saudi Arabia
Embassy of Turkey
Turkish Cultural and Lobbying Organizations
Islamic Charities
B and C Above

7. At which of the following organizations did Melek Can Dickerson previously work without disclosing on her employment application with the FBI:

A. American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
American Turkish Council (ATC)
C. Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA)
The Quranic Institute of America
B and C Above

8. Dickerson and her husband, Air Force Major Douglas Dickerson, attempted to recruit Edmonds and her husband into:

American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
American Turkish Council (ATC)
Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA)
B and C

9. The wiretaps mistranslated by Dickerson and subsequently re-translated by Edmonds showed which of the following criminal activity by Turkish nationals in the U.S.:

Theft of U.S. nuclear secrets for sale on the international black market
Corruption of the U.S. Congress
Drug Trafficking
Illegal Arms Sales Using Fake ‘End User’ Certificates
All of the Above

10. The Vanity Fair article on Sibel Edmonds, “An Inconvenient Patriot”, states that an FBI Counterintelligence investigation of Turkish nationals began in D.C. in 1997, but it soon became apparent the center of the illegal activity was actually based in:

Birmingham
New York
Chicago
New Orleans

11. According to Vanity Fair, who was the most prominent member of Congress who Turkish nationals claimed to have made illicit payments to in return for political favors?

Senator Charles Grassley
Senator Chuck Hagel
House Speaker Dennis Hastert
Congressman Robert Wexler

12. What were the primary methods Turkish nationals are alleged to have used to bribe this elected official?

Suitcases of Cash”
Unitemized campaign contributions (checks under $200)
Parties at the Watergate Hotel
Free Travel to Turkey on a corporate jet
A and B

13. According to Vanity Fair, Turkish nationals associated with the Turkish consulate in Chicago and Turkish organizations in the Chicago area allegedly have a nickname for Dennis Hastert. What is it?

‘Denny boy’
‘Big Guy’
‘The Man’
None of the Above

14. For what specific political favors are Turkish nationals alleged to have bribed the House Speaker:

Approval of attack helicopter sales to Turkey
Removal of Armenian Genocide Resolution from consideration by the House of Representatives
Relaxation of U.S. Drug Laws
Free Trade Agreement with Turkey
A and B above

15. From recent statements by Sibel Edmonds, key unelected officials and former officials in the Department of State and Department of Defense that also appear to have unseemly relationships with Turkey are:

Marc Grossman, former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, Vice Chairman, The Cohen Group
Douglas Feith, former Undersecretary of Defense, founder International Advisors Inc. (IAI)
Richard Perle, Defense Policy Board member, consultant, International Advisors Inc. (IAI)
Richard Armitage, former Deputy Secretary of State
A, B & C above

16. According to Sibel Edmonds, what was the connection between certain groups in Turkey and the al-Qaeda network before September 11, 2001?

Ideological- they are Islamic fanatics just like Bin Laden
Money Laundering
Narcotics- the Afghan heroin trade
B and C Above

17. Which of the following elements of Turkish society appear to NOT be implicated by wiretap evidence in criminal and terror-related activities against the United States?

The ruling Islamic Parties in Turkey
Turkish Organized Crime
Turkish Intelligence and Military apparatus
The ultra-nationalist Grey Wolves
Political Parties allied with Former Prime Minister Tansu Ciller

18. What other countries have been hinted by Ms. Edmonds to have had pre-9/11 business relationships with Bin Laden’s al Qaeda network:

France
Pakistan
Certain Balkan Countries
Certain Central Asian Countries
B, C & D above

19. After being rebuffed by FBI management, Sibel Edmonds testified behind closed doors to which of the following committees:

Senate Judiciary Committee
9/11 Commission
House International Relations Committee
A and B Above

20. In asserting the “state secrets” privilege twice against Sibel Edmonds, the Justice Department has cited the need to protect:

Sources and Methods
Ongoing Investigations
Foreign Policy and National Security of the United States
All of the Above
None of the Above


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