Turkey arrests 2 people suspected of spying

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities on Friday formally arrested two men on charges of spying for the United Arab Emirates, Turkey’s state-run news agency said. Authorities were also investigating the possibility that the men could have been involved in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last year, a security official told The Associated Press.

The two men were detained Monday following a joint operation by Turkey’s police and its intelligence agency, according to the security official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with government regulations. They appeared before court officials after four days of police questioning, which ordered them arrested on charges of “political, military and international espionage,” the official Anadolu Agency reported, citing court officials.

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