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Israel's Mossad chief visited Turkey to discuss Syrian situation

June 12, 2013 at 6:31 AM
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ANKARA, Turkey, June 12 (UPI) -- Israeli Mossad chief Tamir Pardo met with a Turkish intelligence official to discuss the conflict in Syria and Iran's influence there, officials said.

Pardo met with Hakan Fidan, Turkey's Intelligence undersecretary, in Ankara Monday, the Hurriyet Daily News reported Wednesday.

Sources told the newspaper the Israeli intelligence chief and Fidan shared information on the situation in Syria and Iran's influence in the country. They also discussed intelligence-sharing in the future, the sources said.

Suspicions that the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and Syrian intelligence unit al-Mukhaberat are working against Turkey were also part of the discussion, the Turkish newspaper said.

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