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Türkiye detains 8 suspected of spying for Israel

Turkish police have detained eight people suspected of selling information to the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad, the country’s Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya said Friday.

Two of the suspects were taken into custody, and a judicial control decision was made for six others, Yerlikaya said on social media platform X.

The suspects held meetings with Israeli intelligence and compiled information about individuals and companies in Türkiye that were targeted by Mossad, he said, adding that they allegedly transferred the information and documents to Israeli intelligence elements.

The raids were conducted jointly with the Turkish National Intelligence Organization, according to the minister.

A video released by the minister showed police taking suspects to the state hospital for health checks and then to the Justice Ministry building in Istanbul.

“We will never allow espionage activities that are intended to be carried out against our national unity and solidarity within the borders of our country,” Yerlikaya said. ■

Famagusta Gazette