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Israel Spied On Iran, Syria From Secret Turkish Base
Press TV ^ | January 30, 2010

Posted on 01/30/2010 3:37:05 AM PST by Strategy

Revelations of a secret Israeli spy base, which was allegedly set up in Ankara to gather classified information on Iran and Syria, has dragged Tel Aviv into a new spy scandal.

Sources in Turkey's ruling party told Russia's Mignews that Israeli spy agents ran an advanced electronic monitoring station from the Ankara military headquarters to keep tabs on communication networks in Iran and Syria.

According to the sources who were speaking on condition of anonymity, the Signals Intelligence station was solely managed by Israeli intelligence personnel and had become off-limits for members of the Turkish government.

(Excerpt) Read more at presstv.ir ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Israel
KEYWORDS: iran; iranianposter; iranmole; islam; israel; military; moletroll; turkey

1 posted on 01/30/2010 3:37:05 AM PST by Strategy
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To: Alas Babylon!; American_Centurion; An.American.Expatriate; ASA.Ranger; ASA Vet; Ax; Azeem; ...

MI Ping


2 posted on 01/30/2010 3:38:54 AM PST by ASA Vet (Iran should have ceased to exist Nov 5, 1979, but we had no president then either.)
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To: Strategy

“Press TV” is an Iranian government agit-prop operation.

http://www.presstv.ir/aboutus.aspx
“”Press TV takes revolutionary steps as the first Iranian international news network, broadcasting in English on a round-the-clock basis.

Our global Tehran-based headquarters is staffed with outstanding Iranian and foreign media professionals.

Press TV is extensively networked with bureaus located in the world’s most strategic cities.””


3 posted on 01/30/2010 3:43:53 AM PST by iowamark
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To: Strategy
So?
4 posted on 01/30/2010 3:58:44 AM PST by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: iowamark
Ditto.

I doubt it ... more Iranian propaganda. Always consider the source.

5 posted on 01/30/2010 4:00:23 AM PST by Lurking in Kansas (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: Strategy

This thread seems to be an attempt to further the cause of the Iranian government by spreading disinformation.


6 posted on 01/30/2010 4:00:54 AM PST by bushpilot1
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To: Lurking in Kansas

So is Iran going to get the Syrian treatment?

Soon?


7 posted on 01/30/2010 4:05:36 AM PST by txhurl
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To: Strategy

“dragged Tel Aviv into a new spy scandal”

Iranian propaganda tv uses no different sly propaganda as reuters/ap/nyt/etc. You can’t tell the difference.

Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.


8 posted on 01/30/2010 4:17:34 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: Glenn
I had the same reaction. Good for Israel. Too bad the mission has been compromised.

I would like to think the US has offices like this all over the world. But I suspect closing them down is part of Obama’s world apology tour.

9 posted on 01/30/2010 4:18:38 AM PST by Never on my watch (Liberalism has NEVER made anything better)
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To: Strategy

Please tell us why you are posting this Iranian propaganda?


10 posted on 01/30/2010 4:20:03 AM PST by bushpilot1
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To: Strategy
Can't be true.

Turkey would never allow a foreign government to set up a Sigint site on their territory.

11 posted on 01/30/2010 4:24:24 AM PST by ASA Vet (Iran should have ceased to exist Nov 5, 1979, but we had no president then either.)
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To: ASA Vet

My first guess was Sinop.


12 posted on 01/30/2010 4:27:57 AM PST by bushpilot1
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To: bushpilot1

Story lifted whole cloth from debkafile.

Also Trabzon elint

ASA R.L. Sinope 1967-68.


13 posted on 01/30/2010 5:21:56 AM PST by PIF
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To: PIF

Knew a MSG Darr, met him at the 504th MI Group at West Ft. Hood. He had several tours at Sinop. I was in Izmir 79-80 and he was in Sinop. He knew I was assigned to the NATO command, and always had my office phone number. He called me in Naples at AFSOUTH, never told him I was assigned there. Called me in Africa and other assigments.

Miss his phone calls.


14 posted on 01/30/2010 5:44:40 AM PST by bushpilot1
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To: bushpilot1; PIF

+1 on taking this story with a grain of salt. However, I would not discount this story completely. The Turks and Israelis just got through one round of a diplomatic row and have seen deteriorating relations since the new Turkish PM was elected. Wouldn’t shock me if Anarka leaked this info due to souring relations with Israel.


15 posted on 01/30/2010 6:00:23 AM PST by jhpigott
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To: Glenn
So?

My sentiments exactly. Syria and Iran have been acting the fool for decades. Somebody needs to keep an eye on them. The USA won't do it anymore with Obamalamadingdong in the Whitehouse. Israel is the front line in the war with those two thugocracies. It stands to reason that they would want to spy on Syria and Iran because they are troublemakers. Turkey has a vested interest in there not being a nuke detonation in Israel as well. Where's the "scandal"?

16 posted on 01/30/2010 6:15:30 AM PST by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: Strategy

even if this were true....GO ISRAEL! GO BIBI!


17 posted on 01/30/2010 6:21:19 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: jhpigott

I was not taking it one way or another - just commenting on the shoddy journalism... :)


18 posted on 01/30/2010 6:33:59 AM PST by PIF
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To: bushpilot1

Yenni :)


19 posted on 01/30/2010 6:35:04 AM PST by PIF
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To: Strategy

I guess it’s not a secret any more...


20 posted on 01/30/2010 6:47:48 AM PST by NCjim ("You can't pick up a turd by the clean end", Bob Lonsberry on Obamacare)
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To: Strategy

Israel has had spies since King David. Good for them. My guess is every Country in the World has Israeli spies...wish the USA did also.


21 posted on 01/30/2010 7:56:39 AM PST by Ecliptic
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To: Strategy

Israel having a secret base in Turkey to spy on Syria and Iran. This can easily be refuted, The US in Iraq, had to have permission from Turkey to even travel through Turkey, If the Us veered in Turkish airspace it was considere to be an act of defiance of the sovereignity to Turkey. Peridically Turkey sent troops across the border to deal with the Kurdis people in Northern Iraq.. Why would a muslim country allow a Jew to spy on another Moslem Country? ITV being owned by Iran helps to diminsh the credibility. The credibility is about as good as Obama stating that he never heard anything derogatory coming from Jeremiah Wright for 20 years.


22 posted on 01/30/2010 8:15:52 AM PST by hondact200 (hondact200 No to Socialism - Michigan Destroyed by Socialist Democrats..)
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To: Strategy

Evil abounds in the Muslim lands. If this “story” is true, Israel needs to reavaluate its sordid relationship with its Caliphate partner.


23 posted on 01/30/2010 8:39:59 AM PST by eleni121 (For Jesus did not give us a timid spirit , but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline)
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To: Strategy

I find this story hard to believe. No way would Turkey (who has luke-warm relations with Israel at best) allow this to happen on their soil.

Sounds like “Baghdad Bob” has a new gig.


24 posted on 01/30/2010 8:58:50 AM PST by PetroniDE (Hey Hey, Ho Ho, Chairman O Has Gotta Go !!)
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To: Ecliptic

Since Moses

http://www.mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt0413.htm#1


25 posted on 01/30/2010 9:16:30 AM PST by dervish (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself)
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To: Strategy

Maybe Israel will do the world a favor and blow the hell out of them. We are a little busy at the moment in Afghanistan. Our forces are stretched to thin, pull our troops out of non-active war zones and either send them home or just let them get their job done. Our politicians are ridiculous and will hopefully get a wake-up call in 2010!


26 posted on 01/30/2010 9:42:24 AM PST by I Hate Obama ("Sorry I had a fight in the middle of your Black Panther Party." -Forest Gump)
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To: PetroniDE
No way would Turkey (who has luke-warm relations with Israel at best) allow this to happen on their soil.

The Turks have a long standing relationship with not just Israel, but with Jews in general. Military cooperation between the two states goes way back. The Israelis have upgraded many different types Turkish aircraft and other kinds of military equipment. It would not be all that surprising to find they were providing a little "in kind" support to the Israelis in return.

You have to remember that the Turks are a secular Muslim country, pretty much the only one. Officially at least. Every once in a while the generals have to whack the "religious" types down. The Turkish officer corps take their oath to their constitution very seriously.

27 posted on 01/30/2010 9:56:55 AM PST by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: Strategy

Ankara is nowhere near the Syria/Iran borders. Seems like there would be a better place in Turkey for eavesdropping.


28 posted on 01/30/2010 10:10:01 AM PST by OCC
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To: hondact200

Israel and Turkey actually do have a fairly close relationship; the Israelis are a major weapons supplier to Turkey, and the Israeli Air Force uses Turkey for exercises.

Religion is not the be-all and end-all determinant of politics.

The Turks and Persians were mortal enemies fighting for centuries, and the Arabs were conquered by the Turks. Ethnicity, and geography (enemy of my enemy is my friend; Israel and Turkey are on opposite sides of countries they don’t like very much) drives a lot of relationships or lack therof.


29 posted on 01/30/2010 11:28:52 AM PST by Strategerist
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To: Strategy
OH My ....a "spy scandal"

How dare israel try to defend itself, what were they thinking ! [/sarcasm]

30 posted on 01/30/2010 4:48:36 PM PST by KTM rider ( ..........tell me this really isn't happening ! !)
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To: Strategy

1. That is a wing of the Iranian government that publishes that news outlet.

2. It would make more sense for a smaller operation within Iraq to spy on Iran

3. So what? Iran and Syria aren’t most passive regimes in the region.


31 posted on 01/30/2010 6:41:00 PM PST by Princeverdi
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To: ASA Vet; bushpilot1

Before clicking on your map, my first thought was Diyarbakir.

FRegards,

A TUSLOG DET 16-2 Vet


32 posted on 01/31/2010 3:11:26 AM PST by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: Strategy; All

Press TV is the intellectual equivalent of Saturday Night Live.

Please, in the future, find NEWS sources that have legitimacy.


33 posted on 01/31/2010 5:34:53 AM PST by Halgr (Once a Marine, always a Marine - Semper Fi)
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