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Two Arrested as Alleged Turkish Espionage Unravels on Greece's Rhodes

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The Greek Police arrested recently two Greek citizens, who are members of the Muslim minority of Thrace, on the island of Rhodes. The citizens were charged with the serious crime of conducting espionage against Greece.
The incident involves an individual who is a secretary at the office of the Turkish consul in the city of Rhodes, and another one, who was a chef on a ferry that was conducting local routes between Rhodes and Kastellorizo.
According to Greece’s Kathimerini daily, the chef was allegedly taking photographs of Greek warships, soldiers, and other military sensitive information in the broader area of Rhodes, following orders from the Consulate’s secretary.
He was then sending this information to the Turkish consulate of the island, in an obvious attempt to spy against the country.
The scandal was unraveled with the assistance of the Greek National Intelligence Service (EYP).

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