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Mossad chief, Turkish intelligence official meet in Ankara

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — The head of Israel’s Mossad secret service and a Turkish intelligence official met in Ankara and reportedly discussed the current protests in Turkey.

Along with talking about the protests, Tamir Pardo and the Turkish agency’s undersecretary, Hakan Fidan, on Monday discussed the threats from Syria and Iran, according to the Turkish daily Hurriyet.

Part of the meeting also focused on intelligence sharing between the two countries.

Israel has not confirmed the Hurriyet report.

Protests in Istanbul’s Taksim Square over what the demonstrators are saying is Erdogan’s increasingly authoritarian rule have spread throughout Turkey.

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