Turkey arrests two over Iran kidnap plot

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Turkey has detained an Iranian and a Turk on spying charges, a senior official said Wednesday, in the latest espionage case threatening to roil relations between the two neighbouring regional powers. The two alleged spies were detained as they plotted to kidnap and forcibly repatriate a former Iranian military official from the eastern Turkish region of Van, the official told AFP. Six local “collaborators” were also arrested in operations conducted jointly by Turkey’s MIT national intelligence agency and the national police, the official said. The official did not disclose the suspects’ identi…

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