The start of the process in Düsseldorf: the suspected agent from Turkey wants to confess – Rhineland – news
At the beginning of the trial, the defense attorney for the alleged spy stated that he wanted to make a confession. The court had given the accused a suspended sentence.
The alleged agent was arrested in a Düsseldorf hotel last year with the help of several special forces and an armored car. The public prosecutor accuses him of acting as a secret service agent and violating the weapons law.
“Turkish Nationalist” attitude
The 41-year-old Turk is said to have received information about supporters of the PKK as well as the Gulen-Movement collected. Both the Kurdish Workers’ Party and the movement around the exile in the United States living preacher Fethullah Gulen are considered enemies of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Since the attempted coup in Turkey in 2016, the president has been particularly tough on supporters of the Gulen-Movement ahead.
In the indictment, the accused’s political views are stated as “Turkish nationalist” designated. He is said to have forwarded the collected information to two Turkish secret services, including the national intelligence service WITH.
Hotel employee sees gun and calls police
The man was in a large-scale operation in mid-September 2021 Dusseldorfhe hotel arrested. He was clearly carrying a blank pistol in the hotel. An employee called the police.
Several special task forces moved out and combed the building. Units with special vehicles – including an armored car – were used. The surrounding streets were closed.
list with Gulen-followers
During the searches, investigators found a list of information about supporters of the Gülen movement in the hotel room, as well as ammunition for a submachine gun.