Egypt moves Turk accused of spying to Cairo prison

Ozturk was arrested by Egyptian police in Suez on August 19 on charges of "cooperating with and spying for the Muslim Brotherhood."

Egypt moves Turk accused of spying to Cairo prison

World Bulletin/News Desk

Egyptian security forces have moved a Turkish national accused of spying from his jail in the canal city of Suez to the Cairo's Tora prison.

Rechat Ozturk and Muslim Brotherhood detainees were transferred to Cairo amid tight security measures, a security source told Anadolu Agency.

The source said the transfer was meant to enforce "rules and laws", giving no further details.

Ozturk was arrested by Egyptian police in Suez on August 19 on charges of "cooperating with and spying for the Muslim Brotherhood."

Ozturk, who works in the textile industry, has denied all charges. He insists he only became friend with some Muslim Brotherhood members through social media.

Alper Bosuter, an adviser in the Turkish embassy in Cairo, had earlier dismissed spying charges against the Turkish national.

"Ozturk has been in Egypt for two years to study Arabic," Bosuter told Anadolu Agency.

According to the diplomat, Ozturk had attended peaceful protests out of curiosity and posted photos of the demonstrations on social networking websites.

"But Egyptian authorities arrested him because of the comments on the photos and his presence at a square in Suez following the dispersal of protest camps in support of ousted President Mohamed Morsi," he said.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 28 Eylül 2013, 16:08

Muhammed Öylek

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