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Turkish military analyst accused of espionage for Italy

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(ANSA) – ISTANBUL, NOV 30 – The Turkish military analyst Metin Gurcan, arrested last week by the police at his home in Istanbul, is accused by local magistrates of “political and military espionage” for some strategic analyzes provided to Italian diplomats and Spaniards in Ankara. Local media reported this, citing the testimony to the judges of Gurcan, who allegedly confirmed that he had drawn up studies for foreign embassies in exchange for money but always on the basis of information known to the public, thus without revealing military secrets.

The analyst is one of the founders of the Deva party, in opposition to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

According to the testimony before the judges, published by the Turkish portal Halk TV, Gurcan would have received a fee in euros between 2020 and 2021 in exchange for analyzes regarding the situation in Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Afghanistan and the eastern Mediterranean destined and diplomats Spaniards and Italians in Ankara. (HANDLE).

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