Fake spy allegedly working for rector’s election detained in southern Turkey
AA PhotoA man who introduced himself to the academics of a university in Turkey’s southern province of Isparta as a member of the Turkish National Intelligence Agency (MİT) and allegedly inculcated them about the re-election of the university’s current rector in the elections in a weeks’ time, while also using the president’s name, has been detained, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
The fake spy, identified by his initials İ.A., spoke to the academics of the Isparta Süleyman Demirel University (SDÜ) about the university’s upcoming rector elections and allegedly told them that it was almost assured the current rector would once again be elected. He allegedly also used President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s name when suggesting the rector’s name to the academics, while promising higher ranks to the academics who vote for the current rector.
The detained man has a criminal record from nine different offenses, including fraud and being a member of a criminal organization. It was determined that he used the university’s guesthouse during his stay and was also given a workroom at the university’s lifelong education center.
Police are searching for three other people in connection to the incident.