ISTANBUL — Turkish police arrested seven individuals on Friday on suspicion of promoting info to the Israeli intelligence service Mossad, the state-run Anadolu information company stated.
The suspects, who allegedly handed particulars to Mossad through personal detectives, had been detained in a joint operation with Turkey’s Nationwide Intelligence Group, or MIT.
Performing on warrants issued by the Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Workplace, police anti-terror and intelligence department officers carried out raids in Istanbul and the west coast metropolis of Izmir, Anadolu reported.
Two different suspects within the investigation are thought to have been detained earlier.
Final month, 34 individuals had been detained by Turkish police on suspicion of spying for Israel. They had been accused of planning to hold out actions that included reconnaissance and “pursuing, assaulting and kidnapping” international nationals dwelling in Turkey.
On the time, Justice Minister Yilmaz Tunc stated many of the suspects had been charged with committing “political or navy espionage” on behalf of Israeli intelligence.
Mossad is claimed to have recruited Palestinians and Syrian nationals in Turkey as a part of an operation in opposition to foreigners dwelling in Turkey.
Following the Jan. 2 arrests, Anadolu cited a prosecution doc as saying the operation focused “Palestinian nationals and their households … throughout the scope of the continued Israeli-Palestinian battle.”
The pinnacle of Israel’s home Shin Guess safety company stated in December that his group was ready to focus on Hamas wherever, together with in Lebanon, Turkey and Qatar.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Israel of “critical penalties” if Israel pressed forward with its risk to assault Hamas officers on Turkish soil.