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Couple arrested in Turkey for espionage charge is denied by Israel

Israel is functioning for the discharge of an Israeli couple being commanded in Turkey, denying allegations carried by Turkish state media that the 2 were spies, the Israeli prime minister said.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said in an exceedingly statement that he had spoken to the family of the 2 Israelis, Natali and Mody Oknin, and updated them on the efforts being made to bring them back to Israel.

The couple, Bennett said, “as has already been emphasized by officers, don’t work for any Israeli agency”.

“The most senior echelons in Israel dealt with this issue throughout the weekend, led by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and will still work tirelessly to find an answer as soon as possible,” he said.

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A Turkish court arrested the Israeli couple on Friday on charges of taking images of the Turkish President’s residence from the Camlica Tower, which is the telecommunications tower in Istanbul with decks, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu agency.

Anadolu said a worker tipped off the police after seeing the couple take photos of Erdogan’s residence from the tower’s restaurant.

It is said that a Turkish national, who was with the couple, was also arrested on charges of political and military espionage.

Source-CTV News

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