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Swiss authorities to investigate Turkish spying claims

National News // March 20, 2017

Swiss Federal prosecutors are to investigate allegations of spying on opponents of the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Pixabay Swiss authorities to investigate Turkish spying claims

Turkey is to hold a referendum which if passed will hand greater powers to the president – many say it will make Erdogan too powerful in the country.

A Swiss senator, Josef Dittli, is claiming some Turkish nationals in Switzerland have been threatened and ostracized if they show any opposition to Erdogan’s rule.

There are also allegations of Turkish informants spying on fellow nationals in universities.

Over 90,000 Turkish nationals in Switzerland are eligible to vote in the referendum. 

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