Turkish intelligence officials have accused Israel of aiding the Kurdish rebel group PKK, claiming that Israeli drones gathered data that assisted the group in establishing training sites on the Turkey-Syria border.

According to a report drafted by Turkish intelligence officials and obtained by Turkish daily Today’s Zaman, PKK training bases “[w]ere set up in areas that are known to be weakspots for the Turkish military, after they obtained intelligence collected by the drones.”

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The intelligence report also claimed that a senior PKK member visited Israel several times in recent years.

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