Turkey Arrests 7 Alleged Informants Linked to Mossad


Turkish authorities have apprehended seven individuals, including a private investigator, on suspicion of disseminating information to Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency, Turkey’s state-owned Anadolu news agency reported Tuesday.

According to security sources cited by Anadolu, the detained private investigator, a former government employee, allegedly collected data on Middle Eastern entities and individuals within Turkey, utilizing tracking devices and conducting surveillance activities.

The operation was reportedly conducted jointly by Turkey’s national intelligence agency MIT and Istanbul counterterror police, although Ankara has not issued an official statement regarding the matter. Israel has yet to respond to the Anadolu report.

Sources claim that the Turkish detective underwent training by the Mossad in Belgrade, Serbia, and received cryptocurrency payments that were not documented officially.

Previously, in January, a Turkish court had ordered the arrest of 15 individuals and the deportation of eight others suspected of connections to the Mossad and targeting Palestinians residing in Turkey. Subsequently, in February, seven more individuals were detained in Turkey on suspicion of supplying information to the Mossad.

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