Germany spying on Turkey scandal

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From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

German ambassador summoned over Turkey spy claims

Monday 18th August 2014

TURKEY summoned German ambassador Eberhard Pohl yesterday to demand a “formal and satisfactory explanation” following a report that German spooks had targeted Turkey.

Mr Pohl was also told that, if the reports were true, Turkey expected Germany to immediately stop spying on the country.

German magazine Der Spiegel had alleged on Saturday that the BND agency had listened to calls made by US Secretary of State John Kerry and predecessor Hillary Clinton.

It also cited a confidential 2009 BND document listing Turkey as a target for intelligence gathering.

If true, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said, “such practices would in no way be acceptable in an environment that requires mutual trust and respect between friends and allies.”

German officials would not confirm Der Spiegel’s report.

Government spokeswoman Christiane Wirtz would say only that it had informed a parliamentary intelligence committee about some matters in the report last month and would inform it about the rest soon.

The US National Security Agency (NSA) is involved in systematic spying against large sections of the Turkish ruling elite, according to reports this week in the German news magazine Der Spiegel and The Intercept , the online publication edited by Glenn Greenwald: here.

The German Federal Intelligence Service (BND) is planning a massive expansion of its surveillance operations. As part of efforts to “catch up” with US and UK spy agencies, the BND projects include plans to crack Internet codes and monitor online activity in real time: here.


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