Turkish man convicted of spying in Germany for Turkish intelligence
The dpa news agency reported on Oct. 10 that Mehmet Fatih S., whose last name wasn’t given in line with privacy laws, was sentenced in Hamburg state court to two years’ probation for spying for MİT.
The court said his activities included spying on Yüksel Koç, a co-chair of the European Kurdish Democratic Societies Congress (KCDK-E), described by German domestic intelligence as being the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party’s (PKK) Europe branch.
Mehmet Fatih S., who was arrested in December in Hamburg, will have to pay court costs and a fine of 20,950 euros ($24,720) - the amount he received for his spying.
The suspect has not reportedly made a confession over the charges, but various messages on his mobile were considered as evidence.
German immigration authorities will determine whether he’ll have to leave the country.