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Turkey arrests two more suspected spies for Israel

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Turkish authorities, who have denounced Israel for its war against Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip, have arrested two people suspected of spying for Israeli intelligence, Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya said on Friday. 

Ali Yerlikaya © X

Turkish authorities, who have denounced Israel for its war against Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip, have arrested two people suspected of spying for Israeli intelligence, Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya said on Friday. 

Since January, Turkish authorities have detained or arrested and charged dozens of people suspected of having ties to Israel's Mossad intelligence agency. 

Six people were charged last month. 

Turkish and Israeli leaders have traded public barbs since Israel's war with the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas began in October. 

Turkey has warned Israel of "serious consequences" if it tries to hunt down Hamas members living outside the Palestinian territories, including in Turkey. 

In a post on social media platform X, Yerlikaya said police had detained eight people believed to be collecting and selling information to Mossad about targeted individuals and companies in Turkey. 

Of those, two had been arrested and six released on parole, he said. 

"We will never allow espionage activities that are carried out within our country's borders against our people's national unity and solidarity. We are in pursuit," he said.

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