Egypt Detains 29 people on Charges of Spying for Turkey

Egyptian prosecutor ordered the arrest of 29 people on charges of spying for Turkey and plotting to revive the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood organization.

A statement of the Egyptian general prosecutor accused the arrested individuals of “spying in favor of Turkey and membership in a terrorist organization”.

The statement added that Egyptian intelligence service uncovered a plan involving Turkish intelligence and security services and elements within the Muslim Brotherhood to undermine and disrupt Egypt’s state institutions.

The investigations of Egypt’s Homeland Security agency claimed that the 29 defendants and others passed international online calls through Turkey-hosted servers collecting information about negative and positive conditions inside Egypt to plot against the country from Turkey.

Turkey’s political relations with Egypt have remained rocky since mid-2013, when Mohammed Morsi — Egypt’s first freely elected president and a Muslim Brotherhood leader — was ousted in a bloody military coup.

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