It seems that the Turkey’s intelligence spies have a command center in The Hague, the leading Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf said suggesting that Turkish operatives may have been using this place to draw up death lists involving leading Kurdish figures in Europe.
The newspaper mentioned a secret tape recording between Kurdish-origin Mustafa Karatas from Hamburg and an unidentified officer working for Turkish Intelligence Agency (MIT).
According to De Telegraff, the MIT officer complains that information about former pro-Kurdish parliamentarian Sevahir Bayindir is not enough: “We need precise information. …Where she stays today and tomorrow is unclear. She is also well protected because she is a former MP.”
While the conversation between the two focused on a list of Kurdish rioters, the newspaper said adding that he/she needs more information at least three hours before “the operation.”
When Karatas says he needs money, the officers reply: “I fly to The Hague to discuss the details of this issue with my superiors.”
The 20-minute tape recording was reportedly handed over, in a memory stick, to Hamburg city councilor Cansu Ozdemir.
Turkey is among the countries that have increased spying activities in Germany, Germany’s Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) said early this month.