Ankara, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Level Information – thirteenth Nov, 2021 ) :An Istanbul courtroom on Friday charged an Israeli couple with “espionage” after they allegedly took a photograph of the Turkish president’s residence within the metropolis, Turkish state media reported.
The couple have been detained on Thursday after visiting Camlica tower which opened final yr within the district of Uskudar on the Asian facet of Istanbul.
It has eating places and commentary decks whereas the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has a house within the district.
The couple, named by Israeli media as Mordy and Natali Oknin, have been taken to the Istanbul courtroom earlier on Friday the place a choose charged them with “political and army espionage”, Turkish state information company Anadolu mentioned.
An worker on the tower claimed the Israeli couple and a Turkish citizen “entered the restaurant within the tower and took photographs of Erdogan’s residence and confirmed it to one another”, the company reported.
Israeli International Minister Yair Lapid’s workplace issued a press release on Friday insisting the couple “don’t work for any Israeli company”.
Lapid spoke with the couple’s household and reassured them the Israeli overseas ministry had sought an pressing consular go to and was “appearing on all ranges to make sure their launch,” the workplace added.