Tuesday, October 1, 2013

12 Detained After Bugging Device Found

After it was revealed in the media on Sept. 17 that two listening devices had been found in the office of the Prime Ministry's Overseas Turks Agency (YTB), police have detained 12 suspects in simultaneous operations in the provinces of Ankara, İstanbul and Ardahan, linked to the investigation, Turkish news agencies reported on Monday.

On Sept. 17, the Türkiye daily claimed that two female co-founders and current members of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) were spying for Iran, reportedly gathering intelligence for Tehran by planting listening devices in the office of the YTB, although the claim was at least partly denied by Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ later that day. (more)