‘The basest act of betrayal imaginable’: Turkey blew cover of Israeli spies in Iran, report says

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It’s no secret the relationship between Turkey and Israel is on the rocks, but the revelation the government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan blew the cover of a group of Mossad spies is seen as a betrayal too far.

The incident happened early last year, but has only just been made public.

The 10 Iranians met their Israeli case officers on Turkish soil, The Washington Post reported Thursday.

They wanted to see [the] old Turkey returning back

Ankara knew of the ring of agents operating in Iran because the Mossad apparently ran “part of its Iranian spy network through Turkey, which has relatively easy movement back and forth across its border with Iran.”

Turkish intelligence “conducts aggressive surveillance inside its borders, so it had the resources to monitor Israeli-Iranian covert meetings,” the newspaper said.

Turkey denied the claim. Ahmet Davutoglu, the Turkish foreign minister, called it part of efforts to discredit…

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