Turkish betrayal

Israel is being sacrificed on the altar of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's dream of metamorphosing into a modern-day Ottoman sultan.

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October 29, 2013 16:55
Turkish Prime Minsiter Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan 370. (photo credit: REUTERS/Umit Bektas)

IT’S A routine procedure. Whenever intelligence operatives travel on a secret mission from their home country to a target country, they use a third country as a transit station to create a buffer and lower the risk of being shadowed and detected.

For some 20 years, Turkey served as a useful and welcoming conduit for Mossad’s case officers and its special operation combatants on regional missions – whether in Iran, Syria, Iraq or the Gulf states. Special covert agreements and understandings were signed and reached in the early 1990s between the Mossad and its Turkish counterpart, Milli İstihbarat Teşkilat (MIT)¸ Turkish for National Intelligence Organization. MIT combines under one roof both the country’s domestic security service, similar to the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) and its foreign espionage agency.

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