Turkish police arrested 44 suspected Mossad agents in Istanbul. The agents were working as a network inside Turkiye. The agents were indirectly connected to the Israeli spy agency, Mossad, and were leaking information to them. The police targeted consulting companies who were providing investigating services through contacts with Mossad.
Those who were arrested said that their activities assisted the Mossad in making threats and defamation campaigns against Palestinians living in Turkiye. The secret agents used to leak information to the Israeli spy agency. One of those arrested was identified as Ismail Ytimoglu, who founded the private investigators and he is also a lecturer.
Turkish authorities have said that the arrested agents were paid via Western Union and Moneygram and sometimes in Bitcoin. The operation was carried out by Istanbul police in cooperation with the National Intelligence Organization.