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Chief of staff at the Turkish navy vice admiral Veysel Kösele arrested as part of a military espionage probe.

Today, vice admiral Kösele and some other admirals had arrived at an İzmir prosecutor’s office to testify in an ongoing army spying case.

After questioning, prosecutor directed Admiral Kösele an one lieutenant to a court requesting they arrest. The court ordered vice admiral Kösele and lieutenant arrest.

The investigation against the espionage gang started in 2009 after allegations arose that the gang reportedly targeted active-duty officers with knowledge of details about warcraft radar location. The suspects are also charged with listening to private phone conversations and spying on some officer’s bedrooms through cameras and blackmailing them. In the operation, 93 people including 59 active-duty-soldiers have already been detained. The suspects are also charged with sending escort girls to the officer’s homes.


September/15/2012

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