11.10.16

ΗΠΑ: Συνελήφθησαν τρείς(3) Τούρκοι με την κατηγορία της κατασκοπίας στον τομέα της αμυντικής βιομηχανίας

Οι τρείς Τούρκοι εκ των οποίων οι δύο είναι Αμερικανοί πολίτες διοχέτευαν στην Τουρκία αμερικανική στρατιωτική τεχνολογία. Οι τρείς Τούρκοι είχαν ιδρύσει στις ΗΠΑ εταιρεία υψηλής τεχνολογίας με στόχο την απόσπαση στρατιωτικών συμβολαίων από τις Αμερικανικές Ένοπλες Δυνάμεις. Η εταιρεία των τριών Τούρκων κατάφερε να κερδίσει στρατιωτικά συμβόλαια για την κατασκευή εκτοξευτών πυραυλικών συστημάτων που χρησιμοποιούνται από αεροσκάφη, τμημάτων τορπιλών υποβρυχίων και εκτοξευτών βομβίδων. Μετά από έρευνα που πραγματοποίησε το Αμερικανικό Πεντάγωνο αποκαλύφθηκε ότι οι τρείς Τούρκοι μετέφεραν την τεχνολογία στην Τουρκία όπου και παρήγαγαν παράνομα τα συστήματα που αναφέρθηκαν νωρίτερα. Οι τρείς Τούρκοι που συνελήφθησαν από τις Αμερικανικές Αρχές αντιμετωπίζουν ποινές κάθειρξης μέχρι και 20 ετών φυλάκισης.

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In a development that is expected to contribute to the downward spiral in Turkish-American relations, the United States government has reportedly filed espionage charges against three Department of Defense contractors with Turkish background. The three are believed to have been charged with transferring US military secrets abroad and are currently in prison. A statement published by the US Pentagon said that the group consists of two men and a woman, all of whom are of Turkish background. Two of them are naturalized American citizens. They are listed as owners of a company that conducts research in military technology and has contracted for many years with the US Pentagon. All contracts were allegedly won following competitive bids and can only be awarded to bidders who are in possession of US citizenship and top security clearances.

According to Turkey’s pro-government English-language newspaper, Daily Sabah, the three contractors have helped develop and manufacture parts for missile-launching systems used on American warplanes. They have also worked on several generations of grenade launchers used by the US military. But on Sunday, the three contractors were arrested in simultaneous raids and charged with “funneling military secrets out of the country”, according to Sabah. The paper said the US government decided to arrest the three once it became known that some hardware parts related to the Pentagon bids handled by their company were being illegally manufactured in Turkey. There is no information in the Pentagon’s press release on whether the top-secret military components were also shared with the Turkish government. Relations between Washington and Ankara, two North Atlantic Treaty Organization member-states, have suffered since the failed July 15 military coup in Turkey. Many in the administration of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan blame Washington for the coup and for allegedly shielding the man behind it, the Islamic cleric Muhammed Fethullah Gülen, who lives in the US state of Pennsylvania.

Joseph Fitsanakis
https://intelnews.org/2016/10/12/01-1992/

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