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Turkey releases Israeli couple held over alleged espionage charge, Israel says

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TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Turkey has released an Israeli couple who it had detained over espionage charges for allegedly taking photographs of President Tayyip Erdogan’s residence during a trip to Istanbul, Israel’s prime minister and foreign minister said on Thursday. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has denied the spying charges against the couple, Mordi and Natali Oknin, saying they do not work for any Israeli agency. His government sent a senior emissary to Turkey to help work for their release. “After joint efforts with Turkey, Mordi and Natali Oknin were released from prison and are on …

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