Germany launches probe into 'intolerable spying' by Turkey
- German prosecutors announced an investigation on Tuesday into claims that Turkish agents are spying on alleged followers of exiled preacher Fethullah Gülen in Germany.
The probe came as a German state minister accused Turkey of the "unacceptable" espionage against supporters of Gülen, blamed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for a failed coup attempt last year.
"It is clear that the Turkish secret service MIT is investigating people living in Germany," said Boris Pistorius, interior minister of the northern German state of Lower Saxony, deploring the "intensity and ruthlessness" of Turkey's pursuit of people living abroad.
"It's intolerable and unacceptable," he said at a press conference.(Excerpt) Read more at: thelocal.de ...
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