SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 21 May 2024, Tuesday |

Spy cell leaking details of Turkey defence projects to Israel, report claims

At a time when Turkey’s public prosecutor has charged 11 people with leaking information about Turkey’s defense industries to international companies, Turkish media has raised concerns that a spy cell has leaked technology projects to Israeli companies.

Yeni Safak said Turkey’s defense industries have developed significantly over the past few years, with its drones being at the forefront of its international weapons trade. This, it added, will allow Turkey to move into a new phase in its arms sales.

The newspaper said, as a result, Turkey has become a target for technological and commercial espionage, referring to the seizure of spy cells on industrial projects in the defence field.

It stressed that the investigation launched by the Ankara Prosecutor’s Office into a leak of information related to the presidency’s national defence and navy projects in exchange for money had been closed.