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Two Israelis reportedly detained in Turkey under unknown circumstances

Turkish police in Istanbul, Turkey on 28 December 2020 [Esra Bilgin/Anadolu Agency]
Turkish police in Istanbul, Turkey on 28 December 2020 [Esra Bilgin/Anadolu Agency]

Two Israelis have been arrested in Turkey under circumstances that were not immediately clear, the Kan 11 state broadcaster reported on Wednesday.

According to the report, the names of the two men were not disclosed, where they were detained or why. A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry told the news channel that the Ministry is aware of the situation and is dealing with it, without providing additional details.

The report says the arrests came a month after Turkish authorities arrested 15 people accused of spying for Israel's Mossad intelligence agency.

Turkish daily newspaper, Daily Sabah, also interviewed one of the detainees, identifying him only in capital letters and explaining how he was hired involuntarily.

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