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Turkish authorities have arrested seven individuals accused of espionage activities for Israel’s Mossad.

The arrests, announced by Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya on X, took place during coordinated raids in Istanbul. This operation was conducted in collaboration with Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MIT)


According to Yerlikaya, the suspects were allegedly involved in gathering and selling information on Turkish individuals and companies to the Israeli intelligence agency. “We will never allow espionage activities to be carried out within the borders of our country. We will catch them one by one and bring them to justice,” Yerlikaya stated.

The scope of the espionage allegedly includes collecting data on Middle Eastern companies and individuals, with some suspects reportedly trained by Mossad in Belgrade, Serbia. One individual, a former civil servant turned private detective, is said to have been involved in placing tracking devices on targeted vehicles and receiving payments in cryptocurrency to avoid official records.


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