Israeli couple arrives home from detention in Turkey as alleged spies

Natali and Mordy Oknin were freed and returned home on Thursday morning, a week after being detained in Turkey as alleged “Mossad spies” for photographing President Erdogan’s Istanbul palace. They arrived on a private jet chartered by the government. Israel thanked Erdogan for helping to end the affair, which raised a storm of national protest amid non-stop news coverage. A government statement praised “joint efforts with Turkey” for the couple’s release, as well as President Herzog’s significant contribution.

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