Der Spiegel report claims extensive US, British spying on Turkey

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Intelligence Report

Germany is not the only Western country whose intelligence agency has spied on Turkey, according to documents from the archive of US whistleblower Edward Snowden seen by German magazine Der Spiegel — the US, as well as Britain, have been revealed to have spied on Turkey too.

According to the documents, Turkey was both a partner of the United States — with Washington closely cooperating with Ankara in its fight against the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) — and a leading target for spying. Indicating the depth of the cooperation, Der Spiegel wrote: “The NSA even delivered its Turkish partners with the mobile phone location data of PKK leaders on an hourly basis. … The US government also provided the Turks with information about PKK money flows and the whereabouts of some of its leaders living in exile abroad.”

The National Security Agency (NSA) was instructed by the…

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