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Mossad thwarted 12 attacks on Israelis in Turkey over past 2 years

February 14, 2022 at 10:37 am

Turkish police stand guard in Istanbul, Turkey on 1 January 2017 [Kenzo Tribouillard/IP3/Getty Images]

The Israeli foreign intelligence agency Mossad has helped thwart 12 attacks on Israeli citizens in Turkey over the past two years, Israel’s Channel 12 reported yesterday.

The successful operations were the fruit of strengthened cooperation with the Turkish National Intelligence Service (MIT).

The report came a day after Turkish media outlets and a Turkish-based Israeli businessman announced that an Iranian plot to assassinate him had been uncovered.

According to media reports Iran had orchestrated a plot to kill Yair Geller; an Israeli-Turkish businessman based in Istanbul.

MIT discovered a network of nine operatives dubbed an “Iran assassination team” plotting to kill Geller, the Sabah Daily reported.

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