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Mossad chief holds secret meeting with Turkish intelligence head in Ankara

Iran Press TV

Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:55PM GMT

The director of Israel's Mossad intelligence agency has met secretly with the Turkish intelligence agency's undersecretary and discussed the latest regional developments.

Turkish Hurriyet newspaper reported on Wednesday that the secret meeting between Tamir Pardo and Hakan Fidan took place in Ankara on June 10.

During the meeting, the pair discussed the situation in Syria, Iran's nuclear energy program as well as anti-government demonstrations and protests across Turkey.

The two men also discussed intelligence sharing between Ankara and Tel Aviv.

In addition, Pardo asked for an appointment to meet with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, but he did not receive a reply.

Israel has not confirmed the Turkish news report.

The anti-government unrest began after police broke up a sit-in staged in Taksim Square on May 31 to protest against the demolition of Gezi Park.

The protesters say the park, which is a traditional gathering point for rallies and demonstrations as well as a popular tourist destination, is the city's last green public space.

The death toll from clashes between anti-government protesters and police in Turkey has reportedly reached five.

Amnesty International has censured the Turkish police for the tactics they have used to control the protests.

On Thursday, Erdogan issued a 'last warning' for thousands of protesters to evacuate Gezi Park in the city of Istanbul.


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