Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

IN THE PAPERS

Robert Mugabe resigns: 'Hip Hip Harare'

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Celebrations erupt in the streets of Harare as Mugabe resigns

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Zimbabwe's end of an era

Read more

FOCUS

Video: An uncertain fate for US's transgender soldiers

Read more

THE DEBATE

Enslaved in Libya: What to do about exploited African migrants?

Read more

ENCORE!

Seal on his new album 'Standards' and why he doesn't like texting

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'The End of German Stability'

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'Bad news for Merkel is bad news for Europe'

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Zimbabwean MPs set to start impeachment proceedings against Mugabe

Read more

Europe

Turkey blames Israel for campaign against spy chief

© Hurriyet Daily News

Text by HÜRRIYET DAILY NEWS

Latest update : 2013-10-19

Turkish officials have denied claims by Washington Post columnist David Ignatius that Turkey leaked the names of Israeli spies to Iranian intelligence, saying Israel was likely behind the disclosure.

Turkish intelligence officials have been quick to deny claims by Washington Post columnist David Ignatius that Ankara disclosed the names of a group of Israeli spies to Iranian authorities.

Ignatius said that Turkey’s National Intelligence Organisation had given Iranian intelligence the names of 10 Iranians who had been in contact with Israel’s intelligence service, Mossad, upon the orders of Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan.

“We see this media campaign as an attack and there might be an Israeli effort behind it,” a Turkish intelligence source told Hurriyet. “Especially after the Washington Post story on Oct. 17 and the follow-ups with Jerusalem bylines.”

The story was based on “knowledgeable sources” without providing details of the leak while noting that Israel had seen Hakan Fidan, the head of Turkish intelligence (pictured above), as someone who had “friendly links with Tehran”.

Click here to read more on Hürriyet Daily News.

 

Date created : 2013-10-19

  • HURRIYET DAILY NEWS

    Turkish TV presenter fired for revealing cleavage

    Read more

  • HURRIYET DAILY NEWS

    Turkey lifts headscarf ban, discontinues national oath

    Read more

  • HURRIYET DAILY NEWS

    Boys at Turkish high school don skirts in protest at ban

    Read more

COMMENT(S)