Skip to comments.Israel Spied On Iran, Syria From Secret Turkish Base
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.
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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.
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.
Evil abounds in the Muslim lands. If this “story” is true, Israel needs to reavaluate its sordid relationship with its Caliphate partner.
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.
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!
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.
Ankara is nowhere near the Syria/Iran borders. Seems like there would be a better place in Turkey for eavesdropping.
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.
How dare israel try to defend itself, what were they thinking ! [/sarcasm]
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.
Before clicking on your map, my first thought was Diyarbakir.
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Press TV is the intellectual equivalent of Saturday Night Live.
Please, in the future, find NEWS sources that have legitimacy.
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