Turkish authorities have reportedly discovered a network of Mossad agents operating in Turkey, according to news channel A Haber. The suspected Israeli intelligence operatives were allegedly engaged in gathering information on foreign nationals residing in Turkey. A Haber claims that Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MIT) had been monitoring the activities of the Israeli intelligence services for several months, leading to the detention of seven individuals who have confessed to working for Mossad.
The network is believed to consist of 56 individuals organized into nine cells, although this information has not been independently verified. The alleged operatives were reportedly tasked with tracking specific foreign citizens in Turkey, utilizing GPS devices, Wi-Fi, and password-capturing tools. In addition, they allegedly created fake websites in various languages, including Arabic, to deceive victims into revealing personal details, locations, and IP addresses.
A Haber further suggests that the Mossad agents used fake news websites to attract their targets’ attention. By clicking on infected links, unsuspecting individuals would unwittingly grant access to their cell phones, allowing Mossad to install spyware programs. The network is also accused of using hundreds of disposable internet data lines registered under fictitious identities from different countries, including Spain, England, Germany, Sweden, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Belgium, for communication purposes.
The Mossad operatives supposedly operated from a base in Tel Aviv, but they also conducted intelligence-gathering missions in neighboring Syria and Lebanon, according to the report. One case mentioned by A Haber involved an operative allegedly obtaining the coordinates of a building in Lebanon housing high-profile figures from the Hezbollah militant group.
In an attempt to evade detection, the alleged Mossad agents trained in Thailand and took a circuitous route to their destinations. They would fly first to Serbia, then to Dubai, and finally arrive in the South Asian country. It is unclear why this particular route was chosen, but it suggests an effort to cover their tracks and avoid suspicion.
The Turkish authorities’ discovery of a network of Mossad agents operating within their borders raises questions about espionage and intelligence activities in the region. While Turkey and Israel have had a complex relationship in recent years, with diplomatic tensions arising from various issues, including conflicts in Syria, the potential presence of Mossad agents conducting covert activities in Turkey adds another layer of complexity to their relationship.
It is important to note that the claims made by A Haber have not been independently verified, and there has been no official confirmation from Turkish authorities or the Israeli government regarding the alleged Mossad network. However, if proven true, it would represent a significant breach of Turkish sovereignty and a violation of international norms governing intelligence operations.
The implications of this alleged network and its activities are far-reaching, as it raises concerns about the extent of foreign intelligence operations on Turkish soil and the potential compromise of national security. It also highlights the ever-evolving strategies and methods employed by intelligence agencies worldwide to gather information and carry out covert actions.
As the situation continues to develop, it remains to be seen how Turkish authorities will respond to these allegations and what impact it will have on the already complex relations between Turkey and Israel.