Erdogan’s Regime Gave Iran Heads-Up
By Harold Hutchison
An Israeli spy ring in Iran may have been dimed out by the Turkish government, which is seeking closer ties with other countries in the Islamic world.
According to a report by VOA News, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has been increasingly hostile towards Israel in recent years, revealed an Israeli intelligence operation to Iran last year. In April, 2012, Iran arrested 15 people, claiming they were part of an Israeli spy ring.
The VOA report stated that Turkey revealed the name of ten Iranians who had met with Israeli intelligence in Turkey prior to the operation. In 2010, former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak, who was serving as defense minister at the time, said, “There are quite a few secrets of ours [entrusted to Turkey] and the thought that they could become open to the Iranians over the next several months... is quite disturbing.”