Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT) uncovered a United Arab Emirates (UAE) spy ring that had been operating in Turkey with support from the CIA, the Turkish pro-government newspaper Daily Sabah informs on August 28.
The testimonies of Samir Semih Shaban and Zaki Y.M. Hasan arrested by MİT in connection with the Jamal Kashogghi’s murder helped to undercover the espionage network.
MİT found proof during its investigation that the CIA, in cooperation with the Israeli intelligence agencies, assisted the spy ring in the carrying out of special operations.
The MİT representatives stated that the deployed espionage network was aimed to attempt to destabilize Turkey, Iran, and Qatar.
The former security chief for the Palestinian Authority Muhammed Dahlan also acted as liaison for the spy network’s leaders.
The officials noted that Muhammed Dahlan was not only a liaison of the espionage ring in Turkey, but he also interacted with certain media organizations, providing financial support.
According to the MİT, the main aims of the arrested Shaban and Hasan were to spy on the members of the Palestinian Hamas groups and the Al Fatah* movement (organization banned in Russia) in Turkey, as well as to gather the information about the Muslim Brotherhood* (organization banned in Russia) structures in Istanbul.
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Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency