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7 detained in Turkey for allegedly selling intel to Mossad via private detectives.

Turkish security official says arrests made in connection with tracking and monitoring local targets, after Erdogan warned Israel against hunting down Hamas members abroad.

Turkish police arrested seven people on Friday on suspicion of selling information to the Mossad spy agency through private detectives, the state-run Anadolu news agency said.,

The arrests were made in connection with tracking and monitoring local targets, a Turkish security official quoted by Reuters said on Friday., The suspects were detained in a joint operation with Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization, or MIT.

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

Turkish and Israeli leaders have traded public barbs since the start of Israel’s war against Hamas following the Gaza-ruling terror group’s slaughter of 1, 200 people in southern Israel on October 7.

Acting on warrants issued by the Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office, police anti-terror and intelligence branch officers carried out raids in Istanbul and the west coast city of Izmir, Anadolu reported.

Two other suspects in the investigation were thought to have been detained earlier.

State broadcaster TRT, citing unnamed security sources, reported on Friday that the suspects were believed to have sought to monitor and photograph the targets, place tracking devices on them and gain other information for the Mossad.

Ankara has made no formal statement regarding arrests.

An Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesperson declined to comment on the matter.

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