Iran, ISIS, Hamas: Why are extremist groups launching threats in Turkey?

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Iran, ISIS, Hamas: Why are extremist groups launching threats in Turkey?
N12 reported that 12 terror plots against Israelis in Turkey were foiled in the past two years.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Published: FEBRUARY 13, 2022

More than a dozen plots against Israelis were foiled in the last two years, Channel 12 reported over the weekend. Further, I24 News reported: “According to the unsourced report, the majority of the plots were linked to the Islamic State jihadist group and targeted Israeli businesspeople on trips to Istanbul.” This report comes after Turkey also said it stopped a plot by Iran to assassinate an Israeli businessman. That plot included a cell run by an Iranian-based intelligence officer and a Turkish counterpart, reports said.

Online Middle East Eye wrote: “Turkey’s intelligence service uncovered an assassination attempt,” and Turkey had “detained a number of suspects last autumn, Turkish sources familiar with the issue have told Middle East Eye.” Eight people were captured. They were “led by Iranian operatives following a months-long investigation and surveillance, the sources said.” Supposedly, the plot was in “response to the killing of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh,” the report said, citing a Turkish-based Iranian citizen who was responsible.

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