How Turkey shopped Mossad spies to Iran: A story leaked by Washington to caution Netanyahu

Turkey's intelligence chief Hakan Fidan at the White House

Turkey’s intelligence chief Hakan Fidan at the White House

Early last year, the Erdogan government blew the cover of up to 10 Israel agents in Iran who had been meeting inside Turkey with their Mossad case officers. This story was published in The Washington Post, by David Ignatius, who has excellent connections in the US capital, Thursday, Oct. 17 – the day after a two-day conference in Geneva between six world powers with Iran on its nuclear program. A chorus of Western powers led by the US hailed the event as “substantive” and “forward-looking.”

But on the quiet, the WP story was directed against Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu as a caution to him to drop his “lone voice” posture against trusting Iran to abandon its nuclear weapon aspirations. Instead, he must look forward and start getting used to the “new Middle East” and the role Barack Obama has assigned for Iran. If he persists in his defiant attitude, Israeli intelligence may face more debacles like the Turkish betrayal.

The WP story reveals from “knowledgeable sources” that Israeli intelligence had apparently run part of its Iranian spy network through Turkey, which has relatively easy movement back and forth across its border with Iran. “The Turkish intelligence service MIT had the resources to monitor those meetings, but after 50 years of cooperation with Turkey, Israel never imagined the Turks would “shop” Israeli agents to a hostile power.

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1 Response to How Turkey shopped Mossad spies to Iran: A story leaked by Washington to caution Netanyahu

  1. Can Aziz says:

    The thing is,Israel and Turkey badly need each other.R.T. Erdogan is just using Israel relationship to get votes.First,he makes our intelligence write and post things online that blame Israel for everyting .Then he says,”prime ministers before me were good with them but I’m not.” then he gets votes.I remember Israeli tourists are coming to our country,but most of them are afraid coming to my country now.And also Israel is to blame on this too,their support for the Barzani is just unacceptable for Turkish community.His damned Peshmerga were killing our soldiers and backing pkk.So,two sides are to blame.And one last thing,we shouldn’t forget that Erdogan was getting tons of dollars from Iranian money laundry.Peace.

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