MIT agent arrested in Vienna confesses
According to ANF's investigation, the Turkish intelligence officer who is currently being detained in a Vienna prison was living in the Upper Austria (Oberösterreich) province before being caught.
Austrian Interior Minister Karl Nehammer announced on Tuesday that a Turkish intelligence (MIT) employee has been identified in the investigation launched after Turkish racists' attacks in the capital Vienna.
New information has emerged about the agent, whose identity is kept secret. According to ANF's investigation, the Turkish intelligence officer who is currently being detained in a Vienna prison was living in the Upper Austria (Oberösterreich) province before being caught.
It has been learned that this person was stopped in Izmir and released after he promised to work for Turkish intelligence service MIT. He went back to Austria and began spying for Turkish intelligence. This agent is said to be a woman and was caught in the pursuit of the police while shooting professionally during the attacks of the pro-AKP-MHP nationalist groups in Vienna last June and was then taken into custody.
"I AM PART OF THE INTELLIGENCE NETWORK"
The agent in question, whose messaging with the MIT headquarters was detected on a mobile phone after the arrest, confessed during the police interrogation.
This person, who explained in detail the process to join MIT, stated to be part of the intelligence network established by Erdogan government in order to monitor opposition groups, especially the Kurds.
In fact, Minister Nehammer said in his statement on Tuesday something interesting: "We also informed Germany about the person we caught."
The number of people detained at the airport while going to Turkey from Austria increased in recent years and many said that they had been told by agents, ‘we know what you are doing in Austria.”
Austrian police continues to investigate the environment and movements of the captured agent. It was learned that the agent applied to be released after confessing to the police. However, the Austrian judiciary has not yet given an answer to the request as yet.