Iranian intelligence agents, who reportedly came to abduct Iran’s former military official in Turkey’s Van province, arrested by Turkish national intelligence officers, TRT Haber reported Wednesday.
Turkey has detained eight people, including two Iranian spies, in connection with a plot to kidnap a former Iranian soldier, according to security sources, in the latest espionage case threatening to sour relations between the two neighbouring regional powers.
On September 24, an eight-person network, including two Iranian agents, was apprehended in a joint MIT-police operation.
The Iranian intelligence officers were apprehended in Turkey’s Van province, where they planned to kidnap a former Iranian soldier, identified only by the initials M.A., and bring him back to Iran.
On September 24, around 9.00 p.m. local time, a Turkish citizen, identified as M.E.A, and an Iranian citizen, identified as S.S, who attempted to enter the residence to kidnap the former Iranian soldier, were apprehended, Turkey’s local media reported.
VIDEOS OF THE OPERATION IN VAN, TURKEY
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