Today, Friday, Turkish authorities arrested 7 people in the states of Istanbul and Izmir on suspicion of selling information to the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad.
Security sources told the Turkish Anadolu Agency that the intelligence service was aware that Mossad was tracking its targets in the country through private investigators.
These sources said the investigation monitored activities by the Mossad such as collecting biographical information about people, conducting reconnaissance, photo and video documentation, surveillance, and planting tracking devices against its targets through private investigators affiliated with them. Went.
The investigation conducted by the Public Prosecution in Istanbul confirmed that 9 people were suspected of selling information obtained by private investigators to the Mossad.
Based on these investigations, members of the intelligence and counter-terrorism branches of the Istanbul Security Directorate conducted a simultaneous security operation in the states of Istanbul and Izmir, which led to the arrest of 7 suspects, while another two suspects were arrested. The individuals were previously detained as part of the same investigation.
The Turkish intelligence service conducted an operation against private investigators affiliated with the Mossad in December 2022, resulting in the arrest of 68 people.